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Editor's Choice: Fourteen Estates

Editor’s Choice: Fourteen Estates

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Editor’s Choice: Fourteen Estates

Eden Park in Clarington combines modern design with innovative high-performance construction

An exciting new concept in luxury living is coming to the picturesque Clarington countryside in the eastern GTA. Eden Park is an enclave of 28 estate-size lots with energy-efficient homes in Newtonville, a rural village located close to the urban amenities of Bowmanville and the historic charm of Port Hope and Cobourg.

For this ground-breaking development, award-winning builder Fourteen Estates of Ajax sought out Bone Structure, a leader in sustainable construction with its steel-frame houses, to create Eden Park’s innovative contemporary residences. The homes will be Net Zero Ready, potentially saving homeowners up to 90 per cent in energy costs.

Fourteen Estates is well known as a builder of high-end custom homes in exclusive locations, but the company is expanding its focus.

“We will always do high-end custom homes but we are branching into high-tech engineered homes and Eden Park will be our transition into this market,” said Fourteen Estates president Shawn Rondeau. “We are very excited about this site.”

“This is likely the first modern design and high-performance subdivision of its kind in Ontario,” says Marc Bovet, founder and CEO for Bone Structure. “The homes will have large open spaces and be very energy efficient, thanks to our high-performance building envelope and patented steel structure construction system.”

With Bone Structure providing the building system for Eden Park, the precision-designed homes will be completed in a much shorter time frame than with conventional construction methods. With few load-bearing walls, the steel-structure homes facilitate expansive open-concept spaces and can easily accommodate future additions or reconfiguration of spaces.

Cassidy & Co. Architectural Technologists, Ontario leaders in new home residential design, collaborated with Bone Structure’s design team to create home designs that are contemporary yet classic, with generous windows, neutral tones and contemporary long board, stone and brick detailing inspired by nature. The homes will be rich in the fine details and superior craftsmanship that Fourteen Estates has built its reputation on.

The homes will incorporate the best available non-toxic building materials available. And the steel structure is resistant to rot or mould and is fully recyclable.

With lots three-quarter of an acre or larger in size and layouts from 2,600 to 3,700 square feet, the homes are ideal for growing families. Eden Park’s location just north of Highway 401 makes for easy commuting. The site is less than 10 minutes east of the village of Newcastle, which has pharmacies, grocery stores, coffee shops and restaurants.

Eden Park will also appeal to baby boomers looking for a quiet yet comfortable lifestyle; a bungalow design is among the plans on offer for those scaling down.

Homeowners can enjoy all that the municipality of Clarington has to offer with its blend of urban amenities and rural flavour. It has villages and towns with quaint main streets, farmers’ markets, craft breweries, parks, trails, golf courses, marinas and many annual festivals.

Eden Park is within minutes of Northumberland County, where visitors can enjoy the history and culture of Port Hope, spend a day at Cobourg’s famous beach, or hike, bike, horseback ride or cross-country ski the 11,000 acres of the Ganaraska Forest. Prince Edward County’s popular wine country is just over an hour away.

“The community of Eden Park has been created by a team of like-minded experts that is not afraid to push the envelope to bring a new level of design innovation to the residential home industry,” says Mark Wadden of Blue Elephant Group Inc., the company overseeing the sales and marketing for the project. “The integrity and reputation of Fourteen Estates provides the assurance that those who choose to live here can feel confident that they have chosen an exceptional home.”

EDEN PARK

The Sales Centre is open by appointment only. Register online to receive more information.

647.668.3695
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Model Home Feature: Young's Cove on Lake Ontario

Model Home Feature: Young’s Cove on Lake Ontario

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Model Home Feature: Young’s Cove on Lake Ontario

Exceptionally crafted, open-concept homes in a one-of-a-kind community.

Overlooking Lake Ontario, Young’s Cove of Prince Edward County by Briarwood Homes, offers new home buyers inspirational choices. Elegant designs include two-storey models, bungalows, and bungalows with lofts, on 65- or 150-foot lots.

Models that are situated on 150-foot lots benefit from gorgeous green space or lake-side views. For those built on a 65-foot lot, parklands and forests are part of the extended landscape. Luxury homes are priced from the mid $400s and include built-in amenities, such as a zen park, a children’s water park and natural pathways that run through wetlands, fields and forests, in addition to 7,000 feet of sustainable shoreline. Shops and services are easily accessible in both Brighton and Trenton, and the amazing dunes at Sandbanks Provincial Park are close by.

Built to Briarwood’s exceptional standards, two models are currently open for viewing. Optional finishes and open-concept interiors are featured on both the 3,727-square-foot Northpoint and the 2,717-square-foot Glenora.

Secure a piece of paradise, as well as a fabulous new-home investment, at Young’s Cove of Prince Edward County, by Briarwood Homes.

BRIARWOOD HOMES

The model homes are located at 2247 County Road 64 West and are open from noon to 6 p.m. Monday to Thursday, and on weekends from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

866.962.5264
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Travel Ontario – Prince Edward County

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Travel Ontario – Prince Edward County

By Cece Scott www.cecescott.com

Photography, courtesy of Prince Edward County

Prince Edward County is rich in artistic expression, pioneer museums, outdoor activities and gastronomic delights. An easy two hour drive from Toronto, this area includes the communities of Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington. Affectionately referred to as The County, there’s a definite atmosphere that distinguishes it from other destinations. This all-encompassing island offers up a host of experiences, including hiking, cycling, wine touring (and tasting), camping, boating, museums and culinary dining adventures.

Historical Reflections

Prince Edward County was founded by Lieutenant Governor John Graves Simcoe in 1792, and was named ather the fourth son of King George III – Prince Edward Augustus, Duke of Kent. Visitors can connect with The County’s historical roots by visiting one of several museums in the area.

The Wellington Heritage Museum is a Quaker Meeting House that dates back to 1885. The Quakers played a key role in the County’s development. Due to the temperate climate of The County, growing produce has always been a key ingredient to the area. At one time there were 75 canning factories in PEC, which is highlighted in the Douglas A. Crawford Collection.

The Rose House Museum, dating to the early 1800s, was settled by several generations of the Rose family, who were amongst the first Marysburgh settlers.

Ameliasburgh Heritage Village dates back to 1868, and showcases a museum, a log cabin, an operational blacksmith shop, a sap shanty, a dairy and beekeeping buildings, along with the Goldie Corliss 18 foot flywheel steam engine. When it’s time for a mid-afternoon break, visit a village highlight – Amelia’s Tea Room.

Reverend William Macaulay was the son of a United Empire Loyalist, who donated most of the land for the town that he personally named Picton. As part of Macaulay Heritage Park, you can visit the Macaulay House that was built in 1830, as well as the Heritage Garden and the Church of St. Mary Magdalene, which is now a museum.

The Mariners Park Museum features a unique collection of treasures salvaged from the shipwrecks that the roiling waters surrounding Prince Edward County fostered.

One of many art studios

Ameliasburgh Heritage Village

On-tap craft beers are a County favourite.

A Birder’s Paradise

Point Petre Wildlife Conservation Area is known to birders as one of Canada’s best birding sight areas. It’s an important stopover for black ducks, wood ducks, lesser and greater scaups, blue and green-winged teals, hooded mergansers, and buffleheads. It’s also a great area for picnics, swimming and watching the sun set.

The Prince Edward Point Bird Observatory, (PEPtBO), is a bird migration station that bands up to 15,000 birds of more than 120 species each year. The Observatory is open to visitors during the the spring and fall.

Bird House City encompasses 100 miniature reproductions of local buildings. Take a walk on 20 kilometres of maintained trails – ideal for hiking, biking and cross country skiing.

Culinary Arts

The County is garnering a highly respected reputation for their award winning vineyards, as well as craft beers and ciders. It’s the fastest growing wine region in Ontario, with close to 40 wineries, including Hillier Creek Estates & Winery, Waupoos Estates Winery and Sandbanks Estate Winery.

To complement your wine tasting, check out Picton’s Great Canadian Cheese Festival, (TGCCF). On June 3rd and 4th, you can taste test more than 150 varieties of milk cheeses from cows, sheeps, goats and water buffalos, in addition to artisan food products.

For a gastronomic treat, plan to attend one of Jamie Kennedy’s Saturday evening Dinner Series, which run from May 20th to October 7th, on his farm in Hillier. Kennedy, of JK Wine Bar, JK ROM, and Gilead Café + Wine Bar fame, offers up a feast of organic delights, sparkling wine and canapes in his rustic, renovated barn. Be sure to check out the cover story on Jamie Kennedy in the July/August issue of Active Life.

Saturday dinner series at Jamie Kennedy’s Hillier farm. Photo By: Jo Dickins

Bird migration observatory station. Photo By: Terry Sprague

Creative Pursuits

After an afternoon of imbibing, get some exercise on one of the many trails in The County. The 49-kilometre Millennium Trail starts in Carrying Place and winds throughout The County to Picton. Quinte Conservation Trails meander through the parks within the Quinte Conservation areas.

For a fun evening, check out the Regent Theatre, an intact Edwardian opera house that features free family movies on the last Sunday of each month.

Prince Edward County is a creative hotspot for artists of varied genres, including painters, textile artists, potters, jewelers, fashion and glass artisans. Visitors flock to the The Arts Trail, the PEC Studio Tour and the Barn Quilt Tour.

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Wellington on the Lake – Sep/Oct2016

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Wellington on the Lake – Sep/Oct2016

A premier retirement destination

Wellington on the lake, an established adult lifestyle community, is located in scenic Prince Edward County. This unique location, combined with an enriched lifestyle, has few comparables in Ontario.

Ideally located mid-way between Ottawa and Toronto, and only 90-minutes to the U.S. border, Wellington on the lake is nestled amid wineries and sand beaches in the quaint town of Wellington.

Referred to as The County, this highly coveted destination offers 822 kilometres of shoreline, three provincial parks, including the ever-popular Sandbanks Provincial Park, as well as conservation areas, worldclass wineries, one-of-a-kind artisan shops, antique stores, theatre, boutiques and art galleries.

The County offers a diverse selection of restaurants, including five-star eateries, bistros, pubs, specialty coffee shops and homemade ice cream stores – a foodies’ haven.

The quiet, small-town appeal of the town of Wellington is a refreshing change from the busy, hectic life of larger cities. Built along the shores of Lake Ontario, the grocery and retail stores, restaurants and services are friendly and welcoming. Medical and dental offices are located at the entrance to Wellington on the lake.

Residents will enjoy playing the challenging, Azinger-designed golf course, located adjacent to the community. Also bordering Wellington on the lake is the Millennium Trail (part of the Trans Canada Trail), which offers walking, hiking, cycling and cross-country skiing for the outdoor enthusiast.

The on-site recreation centre offers a library, an auditorium for the many social events and activities, as well as a craft room, a snooker room, a dance room and exercise facility. Outdoor facilities include a heated pool, shuffleboard, a five-games field, barbeques and a picnic area, tennis and pickleball court, as well as a woodworking shop in a separate building. Residents are free to enjoy their favourite hobbies, crafts and activities, and join in on social events.

The developer of Wellington on the lake, Sandbank Homes Inc., builds quality freehold homes with above-average construction features. All single-detached bungalow designs can be modified to meet the needs and design requirements of each purchaser. Homes range in size from 1,290 to 1,952 square feet, and are priced from $259,975 to $339,000.

Freehold Bungalow Villas are a popular housing style at Wellington on the lake. The Villas include a full basement, and the interiors can be modified to suit personal preferences. Prices start from $209,900.

Phase III is the third, and final, phase at Wellington on the lake. Homes are selling quickly, and expected occupancy for the third phase is mid 2017.

Register today for a tour of the recreation centre and the most popular models at Wellington on the lake’s Fall Showcase, scheduled for September 10th and 11th, 2016.

Look to Wellington on the lake in Prince Edward County for high-quality, value-priced homes, along with the lifestyle you’ve been looking for.

CONTACT INFORMATION

For hours and directions, email sales@sandbankhomes.com.

1-800-353-7823
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Prince Edward County – Sep/Oct2016

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Prince Edward County – Sep/Oct2016

By Cece Scott www.cecescott.com

Photography, courtesy of Prince Edward County

Ontario’s gastronomic capital Prince Edward County.

Prince Edward County, a mere two hours east of Toronto, is a sumptuous road-trip-treat. Encompassing the main centres of Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington, along with several smaller communities, the County, with its 35-plus winemakers, is the fastest growing wine region in Ontario. Add farm-to-table produce, selfguided Taste Trails and Arts Trails, along with music festivals, harvest celebrations and scenic lakeside views, and all your senses will be stimulated.

Savour the flavour

Prince Edward County is the perfect destination for the wine and gourmand savant. The ‘County’ is known as Ontario’s gastronomic capital. Award-winning wines, paired with farm-to-table gourmet meals and eclectic accommodations, make for a perfect weekend.

What’s not to love at Hillier Creek Estates & Winery, where a 160-year-old barn has been refitted to accommodate a retail store and wine tasting areas so that you can satiate your hunger with one of their woodfired pizzas, while washing it down with the estates’ vineyard offerings.

Huff Estates Winery & Inn was named one of the top 20 wineries in Canada (2012), and is also a two-time recipient of the renowned Lieutenant Governor’s award for Excellence in Ontario wine.

Karlo Estates, the world’s first vegan certified winery, is housed in a circa 1805 barn. This winery has won Trip Advisor’s Award of excellence three years in a row. Take pleasure in viewing the art hung in the estate’s loft gallery while enjoying wine tastings.

Life just keeps getting better with a visit to Waupoos Estates and Gazebo Restaurant, where you can immerse yourself in a Donini Chocolatier extravaganza, along with specialty gelatos.

For those who are looking for a variety in their libation consumption, head on over to Picton’s Barley Days Brewery where you can quaff signature craft brews with interesting names like Snake Bite Apple Ale. There’s an antidote you won’t want to miss.

Paired with the many excellent PEC wines are the dining establishments along the Taste Trail, many known for their farm- and lake-totable- dining.

The Arts Trail

With 19 plus galleries featuring paintings, textiles and glass art, as well as silk clothing, pottery, jewelry and so much more, you’ll want to take home a piece of PEC’s artistic spirit.

Mark Armstrong

Desirable destinations

Sandbanks Provincial Park, with its three natural sand beaches, is a little piece of the Caribbean in the heart of Ontario. The park is a migration stopover for a variety of birds, and has the largest bay mouth barrier dune formation. Here, the dunes are dramatic, the sand sparkles in the sun, the waves are surf-worthy, and the trails are easy to navigate for hikers and cyclists.

Lake on the Mountain, 60 metres above Lake Ontario, is one of nature’s must-see infinity pools.

Accommodations in the County range from quaint B&B’s, cozy inns and lakeside-view resorts to eclectic rooms at select wineries (including the Inn at Huff Estates), as well as luxurious suites at the Drake Devonshire, Drake Hotel’s (Toronto) newest venture.

Sharon Fox Cranston

Getting around

Rather than driving, you can ease your intake guilt by cycling between designated stops on both the Taste Trails and Art Trails. Bloomfield Bicycle Co. rents bicycles and can arrange customer tours, and even deliver your luggage to your night’s accommodation.

If you are feeling licked from all the exercise, stop at Slickers County Ice Cream, where the artisan ice cream, made daily, will keep your wheels a-spinning.

Fall festivals of fun

There’s nothing better than celebrating the harvest, and the return of crisp fall air (and apples) at any number of fall fairs, festivals and music celebrations. Prince Edward Country is a treasure chest of oneof- a-kind finds.

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Prince Edward County

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Prince Edward County

By Cece Scott www.cecescott.com

Photography, courtesy of Prince Edward County

Ontario’s gastronomic capital Prince Edward County.

Prince Edward County, a mere two hours east of Toronto, is a sumptuous road-trip-treat. Encompassing the main centres of Picton, Bloomfield and Wellington, along with several smaller communities, the County, with its 35-plus winemakers, is the fastest growing wine region in Ontario. Add farm-to-table produce, selfguided Taste Trails and Arts Trails, along with music festivals, harvest celebrations and scenic lakeside views, and all your senses will be stimulated.

Savour the flavour

Prince Edward County is the perfect destination for the wine and gourmand savant. The ‘County’ is known as Ontario’s gastronomic capital. Award-winning wines, paired with farm-to-table gourmet meals and eclectic accommodations, make for a perfect weekend.

What’s not to love at Hillier Creek Estates & Winery, where a 160-year-old barn has been refitted to accommodate a retail store and wine tasting areas so that you can satiate your hunger with one of their woodfired pizzas, while washing it down with the estates’ vineyard offerings.

Huff Estates Winery & Inn was named one of the top 20 wineries in Canada (2012), and is also a two-time recipient of the renowned Lieutenant Governor’s award for Excellence in Ontario wine.

Karlo Estates, the world’s first vegan certified winery, is housed in a circa 1805 barn. This winery has won Trip Advisor’s Award of excellence three years in a row. Take pleasure in viewing the art hung in the estate’s loft gallery while enjoying wine tastings.

Life just keeps getting better with a visit to Waupoos Estates and Gazebo Restaurant, where you can immerse yourself in a Donini Chocolatier extravaganza, along with specialty gelatos.

For those who are looking for a variety in their libation consumption, head on over to Picton’s Barley Days Brewery where you can quaff signature craft brews with interesting names like Snake Bite Apple Ale. There’s an antidote you won’t want to miss.

Paired with the many excellent PEC wines are the dining establishments along the Taste Trail, many known for their farm- and lake-totable- dining.

The Arts Trail

With 19 plus galleries featuring paintings, textiles and glass art, as well as silk clothing, pottery, jewelry and so much more, you’ll want to take home a piece of PEC’s artistic spirit.

Mark Armstrong

Desirable destinations

Sandbanks Provincial Park, with its three natural sand beaches, is a little piece of the Caribbean in the heart of Ontario. The park is a migration stopover for a variety of birds, and has the largest bay mouth barrier dune formation. Here, the dunes are dramatic, the sand sparkles in the sun, the waves are surf-worthy, and the trails are easy to navigate for hikers and cyclists.

Lake on the Mountain, 60 metres above Lake Ontario, is one of nature’s must-see infinity pools.

Accommodations in the County range from quaint B&B’s, cozy inns and lakeside-view resorts to eclectic rooms at select wineries (including the Inn at Huff Estates), as well as luxurious suites at the Drake Devonshire, Drake Hotel’s (Toronto) newest venture.

Sharon Fox Cranston

Getting around

Rather than driving, you can ease your intake guilt by cycling between designated stops on both the Taste Trails and Art Trails. Bloomfield Bicycle Co. rents bicycles and can arrange customer tours, and even deliver your luggage to your night’s accommodation.

If you are feeling licked from all the exercise, stop at Slickers County Ice Cream, where the artisan ice cream, made daily, will keep your wheels a-spinning.

Fall festivals of fun

There’s nothing better than celebrating the harvest, and the return of crisp fall air (and apples) at any number of fall fairs, festivals and music celebrations. Prince Edward Country is a treasure chest of oneof- a-kind finds.

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