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Homes by DeSantis creating a unique midrise condo along Lake Ontario shoreline in Stoney Creek

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Homes by DeSantis creating a unique midrise condo along Lake Ontario shoreline in Stoney Creek

Homes By DeSantis invites you to turn the page on the next chapter of your adventure with a space that suits your style at CoMo. What is CoMo? It’s a unique midrise condominium with west coast design and aesthetics creating a coastal modern vibe along the shoreline of Lake Ontario in Stoney Creek this spring.

Rising at Fruitland Road and Lakeview Drive, CoMo is at the centre of a picturesque lakeside community of unique shops and scenic escapes. And with nearby QEW and GO transit access, you’ll never miss a beat with quick trips to everything Hamilton has to offer. There’s no fear of missing out on life when you live at CoMo because #NoFoMoCoMo is the CoMo M.O. – just in case you didn’t know.

CoMo will offer 140 Smart Suite’s from one-, one plus den, to two-bedrooms, featuring a distinct flavour of inspired architecture crafted by KNYMH with interiors designed by Tomas Pearce Interior Designers. This “dream team” was responsible for the nearby AquaBlu and AquaZul condominiums, multi award-winners that have been honoured by local, provincial and national home building associations.

“We firmly believe that condo living is about the experience beyond the four walls of your residence. Incorporating art, enhancing the natural environment through thoughtful landscaping and carefully planned exterior elevations have become our trademark. Extending the living spaces into the public spaces, allowing our homeowners to feel truly at home in every corner of CoMo,” says DeSantis President Gabriel DeSantis.

The area surrounding CoMo offers vibrant vistas, including parks, trails, conservation areas and stunning waterfalls to both explore and keep your Insta followers envious. The eight-km Hamilton Beach Trail starts just outside your door at CoMo and joins the 7.5-km Hamilton Waterfront Trail, offering a paved six-metre-wide biking, rollerblading and walking trail along the lake all the way to Hamilton and Burlington and opening to even larger waterfront paths.

Living just minutes from Hamilton means that escaping the sprawl won’t make you late for bi-weekly art crawls in the thriving #HamOnt arts and entertainment scene. Define your style at the many one-of-a-kind boutiques, spoil your inner foodie with famous Hamilton eats, and catch live shows and weekly events with incredible local talent and visiting performers. Urban explorers will find quick access to a #shoplocal culture that has everyone in the know heading to The Hammer. “A lot of attention has been paid to what’s going on in Hamilton,” says DeSantis. “With downtown restoration projects, waterfront trail investments and an enhanced GO transit infrastructure, the future or our city is incredibly bright; owning in this city on the rise is a smart investment.”

The CoMo M.O. encourages residents to enjoy endless new discoveries with instant access to the GTHA and Niagara region via the QEW and new Confederation GO Station coming this year. CoMo also ensures that residents can fully recharge, relaxing with friends and neighbours at the Social Lounge and taking in spectacular views from the Coast Patio rooftop terrace. And whether your doggo is a fresh faced pupper or a loyal woofer, CoMo offers the means to pamper your best friend with a Puppy Wash and a specially designed Bark Park.

The casual west coast atmosphere of the area is captured in the stone and wood accents of the exterior elevation and accentuated further in the architectural and interior design of CoMo. The unique Smart Suite Design puts the focus on subtle tones and sleek, streamlined spaces to make the most of your new home, while open concept floorplans and wide expanses of glass offer greater views alongside the picturesque shoreline.

Embrace the coastal modern spirit and start your adventure by registering online today at comocondos.com and learn just how easy it is to say #NoFoMoCoMo.


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BUILDER PROFILE: Homes by DeSantis

BUILDER PROFILE: Homes by DeSantis

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BUILDER PROFILE: Homes by DeSantis

by Catherine Daley
Photography, courtesy of Homes by DeSantis

Specialized home building in coveted locations

When a company specializes in a particular product or service, the customer ultimately benefits, as they can be assured that the most advanced research, testing and implementation of said commodity has been performed. The same school of thought is behind Homes by DeSantis. Not only have they perfected their craft in terms of home building, but they have focused on particular areas in which to develop, and, as a result, the home buyer benefits from this intimate knowledge.

Ocean model at AquaBlu
Ocean model at AquaBlu

For close to 60 years Homes by DeSantis has been building and developing properties from Hamilton to Niagara. Started by Peter DeSantis in 1959, the company is now run by his son, Gabriel. With more than 12,000 homes to their credit, this family-based organization works extremely hard to promote Canadian home ownership. “Our focus is geared to more compact, smart and affordable living,” says DeSantis. “Homes with less maintenance – that are more lifestyle oriented.”

Calais model at On the Ridge
Calais model at On the Ridge

CLASSIC COMMUNITIES

DeSantis currently has four sites under construction and new releases scheduled. The waterfront condominiums of AquaZul feature resort-like amenities, including a fitness centre, and a pool with cabanas and a barbecue area.

The final release at Centreville in Beamsville features new designs. Located in the heart of town, this all-encompassing community includes 44 smart townhouses and six commercial spaces.

Cannes model at On the Ridge
Cannes model at On the Ridge

Myst is an exquisite collection of urban towns located on the shores of Lake Ontario in Stoney Creek. It’s positioning affords residents easy access to transit and major arteries.

Coming this fall is the third phase of On The Ridge. Situated high on the Niagara Escarpment, residents of this community will enjoy a wide range of outdoor activities and recreational opportunities.

Century Condos in downtown Grimsby is a mid-rise building that will feature commercial space on the main level. “Century condos is the perfect reward for those who aspire to an elevated living experience,” says DeSantis.

Team DeSantis accepts the award for Community of the Year for Lincoln Square from the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders' Association.
Team DeSantis accepts the award for Community of the Year for Lincoln Square from the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association.

GIVING BACK

Gabriel DeSantis has been immersed in the home building industry for most of his life. In 1996 he was president of the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association – one of the largest in Ontario. He served as a director on the board for the Ontario Home Builders’ Association from 1995 to 1997, dedicating much of his time to the New Home Warranty Program (Tarion).

In 2012, DeSantis became the first home builder in the region to build a home, along with their suppliers and contractors, for Habitat for Humanity. DeSantis also contributes to many charitable organizations, including the Ronald McDonald House in Hamilton, as well as the Princess Margaret and St. Joseph’s Hospital Foundations.

AquaZul & AquaBlu
AquaZul & AquaBlu

GENERATIONAL KUDOS

Homes by DeSantis are now seeing the children, and the grandchildren, of those who purchased from the company more than 50 years ago, buying their first home. “We’re now getting third generation buyers,” says DeSantis. “It’s very humbling. But it also means that we’re doing something right.”

DeSantis goes on to say that it’s important to always think ahead of the curve. With the constant changes in government policies, interest rates and market fluctuations, they have to deliver what their customers are looking for. Not only do they appeal to first-time buyers, but they are also cognizant of the perquisites, and the necessities, that empty nesters desire. “Those who are looking to downsize are usually quite happy to sell their big home and settle into a smart space with everything within walking distance,” says DeSantis. “People are enjoying life that much more, and condo ownership gives them the freedom to do other things.”

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AQUAZUL Waterfront Condos

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Homes By DeSantis announces final release

Gorgeous lakeside views was one of the main reasons that new home buyers flocked to the AQUAZUL waterfront condominium project. Spacious suites and deluxe finishes helped to seal the deal. Homes By DeSantis announces the final release of residences with their Elite Series at this popular Lake Ontario development.

A variety of popular floorplans were released in each of the two condo buildings. These intimate, six- and 10-storey structures include remaining suites that range from 609 to 1,335 square feet – many with lake views.

PURE LUXURY

Purchasers who are looking for a larger suite will be enamoured with the Surfside. This impressive, 1,335-square-foot, two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite, also includes an oversized 645-square-foot terrace, with stunning views of Lake Ontario. The gracious 1,127-square-foot Bayside suite features two bedrooms, plus a den, and two bathrooms. And the 982-square-foot Bayfront suite also includes two bedrooms and two baths.

Sumptuous finishes include a choice of quartz or granite counter tops in the kitchen, as well as extended-height upper cabinets, six appliances, wide-plank laminate flooring and soaring ceilings up to 10 feet.

The features and amenities at AQUAZUL are not only luxurious, but they heighten the resort-like feeling. The third floor club room includes a theatre, a gym and a billiards room, as well as a sprawling balcony perched atop a dramatic two-storey loggia. This elevated outdoor space provides views of the courtyard, pool, cabanas and outdoor grill areas, and, of course, Lake Ontario.

WELL POSITIONED

Situated in the town of Grimsby, this Niagara region location is experiencing incredible waterfront growth. The municipality is investing $5 million into a waterfront park that will include promenades and lakeside trails to newly constructed beaches and outdoor pavilions.

Grimsby serves up a full complement of shops and services. AQUAZUL is extremely close to the proposed GO Station that is scheduled to arrive in 2021 at Casablanca Boulevard and the QEW. “We’ve become very good at staying ahead of the curve. People want to live at the lake, they want luxury and easy access to major centres – all at an affordable price,” says Gabriel Desantis, president. “AQUAZUL will be an icon on the Grimsby waterfront, both from an architectural perspective and an amenity perspective.”

DeSantis is pleased to report that AQUAZUL was recently named the mid-rise condominium project of the year by the Hamilton-Halton Home Builders’ Association.

With construction well underway, the first residents are scheduled to settle into their new homes in 2019. Only nine residences remain in the final phase of the Elite Series at AQUAZUL.

CONTACT INFORMATION

The Sales Office is located at 10 Concord Place in Grimsby

289.235.8541

aquazul@homesbydesantis.com


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