Riverside South


Focusing on the way families live today, HN Homes and award-winning architect Simmonds Architecture have incorporated many unique design features usually found only in custom homes into our collection of models at Riverside South.


  • Exterior colour packages, designed by award-winning architect Simmonds Architecture
  • Architectural roof shingles with a limited Lifetime Warranty and synthetic shingle underlayment
  • Architectural clay brick at both the front and rear of the house, with premium fiber-cement siding and panels, and precast concrete sills
  • Insulated metal front door with glazed panel (sidelights and transom panels, model dependent)
  • PVC windows coloured at exterior surface, with Low E. Argon filled and sealed glazing units
  • PVC patio doors coloured at exterior surface, complete with glazed panels and screens where possible
  • Insulated steel door from house to garage
  • Pre-finished insulated garage door with Wi-Fi enabled, belt driven overhead door operator
  • Linear cedar soffit finish at the underside of all front porch ceiling areas (model dependent)
  • Pre-finished aluminium fascia and soffit, as per exterior colour package


  • 3-1/4" pre-finished, select and better stained or natural oak hardwood with no VOC finish in all main floor areas, except for main floor bedrooms and tiled areas (as per plans)
  • Tiled foyers, laundry rooms, mudrooms and bathrooms (as per plans)
  • Stained or natural oak hardwood stairs from the main floor to second floor with signature glass panels and oak handrails to match
  • 9’ ceilings on main floor, excluding dropped ceilings and bulkhead areas (model dependent)
  • Smooth finished painted ceilings throughout (except for gypsum board finish in the garage)
  • Raised ceiling detail in master bedroom (model dependent)
  • Modern linear gas fireplace in architectural enclosure, complete with fan kit
  • 3 ½” wood baseboards and 2 ½” wood casings with modern profile and modern flush panel interior doors
  • 40 oz. carpet with high density underpad in all upper hallways, bedrooms and finished basement areas
  • Laundry rooms on first or second floor include cabinetry and stainless steel sinks (as per plan)
  • Lever handle door hardware at all interior doors
  • Swing doors with modern profile on all closets unless shown otherwise
  • Finished basement space provides additional multi-purpose living area (as per plan)
  • Choice from one of 4 standard designer paint colours with Benjamin Moore Regal wall paint throughout the home


  • 1 ¼” thick quartz or granite countertops on lower cabinets and island from builder standard selections
  • Selection of kitchen door styles and no VOC stain finishes from extensive collection of builder standards
  • Custom designed kitchens with 41” upper cabinets built out over refrigerators with soft-close hardware throughout and a spacious family-sized island (Model dependent)
  • Pot drawer and under-counter microwave cabinet in all models
  • Bank of drawers and pantry units (model dependent)
  • LED Valance lighting and tiled kitchen backsplash
  • Stainless steel under-mount double bowl sink with integral single lever pull out spray faucet
  • Waterline rough-in for refrigerator


  • Single lever chrome faucets in all bathrooms, powder rooms and ensuites
  • Master ensuite vanities to include quartz or granite countertops complete with under-mount sinks and a bank of drawers (as per plan)
  • Main bathrooms and secondary ensuite vanities to include quartz or granite countertops complete with under-mount sinks and a bank of drawers (model dependant)
  • 5’ soaker tubs set in tiled tub deck with chrome tub filler, double sinks and molded shower base with sliding tempered glass doors and tiled shower walls in ensuite (model dependent)
  • Acrylic bathtubs with tiled surrounds in all bathrooms and secondary ensuite bathrooms (as per plan)
  • Pedestal sinks in powder rooms
  • Pressure balancing mixing valves and upgraded chrome finish shower heads in all showers
  • Low water consumption, two piece toilets with elongated bowls in the powder room, all bathrooms and secondary ensuite
  • Dual flush “Right Height” elongated bowl toilet in ensuite
  • Floating mirrors and wall mounted linear LED vanity lights in all bathrooms and ensuite
  • 3 piece basement bathroom rough-in
  • Shut off valves at all accessible plumbing fixtures
  • 2 exterior hose bibs, one in the garage and one on the rear wall of the house
  • Drain water heat recovery system


  • Category 6A structured cable wiring complete with network switch, located in communications cabinet
  • Wireless Access Point (Wi-Fi hub) for increased performance speed and coverage within the home (ceiling mounted with in-home setup included)
  • Rough-in conduit for future car charging station from garage to unfinished basement space
  • LED lighting included throughout the entire home
  • Draft protected electrical outlets at all exterior walls
  • LED Recessed pot lights in foyer, stairwells, kitchen, upper hall, shower and tub enclosures (as per plans)
  • Decora light switches and electrical outlets throughout, with light switches installed at designer height of 43”
  • 2 exterior weatherproof electrical outlets
  • 2 combined USB/electrical outlets (one at kitchen island, one at primary bedroom)
  • Fiber optic cable service available to each home
  • Rough-in for central vacuum system to basement, piping to underside of ground floor, connection by others
  • Interconnected smoke detectors on all floors with carbon monoxide detectors on second floor hallway and in all bedrooms
  • Conduit from attic to basement for future solar, electrical, sound or networking use


  • 96% high efficiency gas furnace with ECM motor
  • Air-conditioning with factory built coil enclosure and 16 seer condensing unit
  • High efficiency media air filter, 13 MERV rating
  • Heat Recovery Ventilator installed in bypass configuration
  • Wi-Fi enabled programmable thermostat with voice activation option
  • Flow-through plate humidifier
  • Gas BBQ outlet rough-in at rear wall of house with quick connect fitting
  • Gas outlet rough-in for gas stove including 120V outlet
  • Soil Gas and Radon Gas under-slab vent system rough-in
  • Single Family Homes & Semi-Detached Homes: Tankless, natural gas, rental hot water heater
  • Townhomes: 50 gallon tank high efficiency, natural gas, rental hot water heater


  • 20 MPA concrete foundation walls with steel reinforcement
  • 3/4" enhanced OSB floor sheathing at all framed floors
  • All basement perimeter walls fully framed at 16" on center


  • R60 attic insulation, blown or batt as required, R40 in sloped ceilings
  • R22 wall insulation in all exterior ground and second floor framed walls with R5 laminated OSB/foam sheathing at all living areas
  • Spray foam insulation at ground floor header locations and around all door and window openings
  • R12 batt insulation and R12 rigid insulation at the interior side of all foundation walls except as required at interior stairs or other details
  • Fully insulated garage with R12 batt insulation in all exterior garage walls, R20 where exterior wall framing consists of 2” x 6” framing
  • R40 batt insulation at garage ceiling below heated plenum at underside of second floor finished areas and spray foam insulation at cantilevered floor areas
  • R20 batt insulation above all unheated garage ceiling areas
  • Air Barrier Membrane System complete with membrane protection at window and doors sill and jamb locations
  • R8 rigid insulation below the entire home


  • Boulevard landscaping and trees as per City-approved landscape plans
  • Paved asphalt driveway and unit paver walkway from driveway to the front porch
  • Sodded front and rear yards, wood rear step or stairs to patio stone landing


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