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With amazing views of the area, Jamesville Colonial is great for large families

Jamesville, N.Y. — Sometimes life throws a person a curveball.

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In 2012, Joe and Marlo Catroppa were looking for a new home for their family and seemed to have a place all picked out.

But then their agent asked them to look at a model home being built at 5840 Parapet Drive in the Crown Point development in Jamesville.

Marlo was excited about the open floor plan, but Joe was skeptical. He wanted to buy a ranch; this house was a Colonial.

But then he stepped into the master bedroom and looked out the large picture window there.

The view he said was “unbelievable,” and mentions that on a clear day he can see Oneida Lake, the lights of Nine Mile and fireworks from Sylvan Beach.

“Oh! I love it,” he remembered saying, and made an offer on the house, though it was unfinished.

“It was 100 percent

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Creating housing options for families in Vancouver

Families with children are key to a diverse and vibrant society. Making sure we have the right kinds of housing to support families is important to the success of the city.

We’re taking action to ensure new housing meets the needs of families. The Family Room: Housing Mix Policy for Rezoning Projects (290 KB), requires that new residential developments that are rezoned include a certain percentage of family-sized units such as two and three bedroom units.

The High Density Housing for Families with Children Guidelines (144 KB) influences the design of new projects by providing guidance on design features that support livable units and buildings for families, for example, the inclusion of children’s play areas.

Both the policy and guidelines are currently being reviewed and modernized to help support better housing options for families in Vancouver.

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20 Modern Family Room Decorating Ideas For Families of All Ages

If your home has a family room or den, we’re guessing it’s probably the most popular room in the house (after the kitchen, of course!). It’s the perfect place to hang out, watch movies, play games, or just relax together.

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A contemporary family room that has everything you need: entertainment, a bar, a media area for watching movies and lots of comfortable places to sit. Image: Jim Schmid

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Want to spruce up your family room, or turn an unused space into a modern family room everyone wants to spend time in together? Here are some of the most popular elements in an inviting family room:

  • A large, comfortable sofa or sectional
  • Extra chairs, ottomans or beanbags
  • Lots of throw pillows
  • A rug, for lounging
  • A TV, and the accompanying accessories
  • A surround sound system to create a mini-theater
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