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Georgian has created a modern eco-friendly twist on classic designs

Georgian has created a modern eco-friendly twist on classic designs

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Georgian has created a modern eco-friendly twist on classic designs

When Georgian Communities brought Braestone to Oro-Medonte, the company’s vision brought to life the design of the classic farmhouses of this region reimagined. Georgian created a modern, eco-friendly twist on these classic designs that blends perfectly with the region’s rich history, rolling fields and lush woodlands. This is a dream come to life, where the serenity of country living meets sophistication and community. These stunning farmhouse estates sell from the $800,000s, with designs ranging from bungalows and two-storey homes to optional finished coach houses, offering versatility to each and every homeowner.

Windfall is a place unlike any other. This story began with the breathtaking landscape of Blue Mountain and the natural history of the region, and developed into a celebration of the classic architecture of the Georgian Bay cottage. A close-knit neighbourhood in spirit, yet with plenty of space to stretch out, Windfall is a dynamic blend of nature and neighbours. Rustic design recalls the simplicity of our past, with warm gas porch lanterns creating a glowing welcome, and diverse architecture making streetscapes as varied as each of our homeowners. Singles and semi-detached homes at Windfall are selling from the $500,000s, with options to make these homes truly unique. This is a tribute to nature and community as timeless as the mountains.

Georgian’s newest of three communities is an addition to the spectacular Windfall neighbourhood at Blue Mountain. This new chapter is called Mountain House, and one look will have you falling in love. Rustic, chalet-inspired architecture with wood and stone accents belong here, with ski hills framing the skyline. Everything you love about a chalet and a condo community are refined here, whether it’s cosying up to a fireplace or enjoying the four-season spa with both hot and cold outdoor pools and a sauna. Wellness has a new meaning at Mountain House, where modern condos from the $300,000s live in harmony with the beauty of Blue Mountain and Georgian Bay.

These communities are more than brick and mortar. Within their beautiful natural locations and distinctive architecture is the true secret of a Georgian community – lifestyle. True to their locations, each of these communities features amenities that mirror the landscapes and elevate your lifestyle. Georgian calls them “Remarkables”: an apiary, a sugar shack, orchards, a pumpkin patch, a Christmas tree farm, spa, bike repair stations and outdoor wood burning fireplaces. These are features that create a highly emotional impact on communities and the lifestyles they nurture. Simplistic, sophisticated and utterly remarkable.

Georgian is excited to remind you of its upcoming new releases at both Braestone and Windfall coming this year. Families have flocked to these neighbourhoods seeking the reprieve from city life and finding the Georgian lifestyle instead, which means that all communities have been selling fast. These new releases bring new opportunities to find a haven from urban life and discover the next chapter of your life.

Georgian Communities is here to bring you a life one with nature. Keep your eyes open for the upcoming releases at Braestone and Windfall by checking the website at georgiancommunities.ca, and discover life as it’s meant to be lived.

LOCATION
Oro-Medonte
Town of Blue Mountains

DEVELOPER
Georgian Communities

DEVELOPMENT
Braestone Estates
Windfall at Blue
Mountain House at Windfall

HOME TYPE
Condos
Semi-Detached
Single

WEBSITES
braestone.ca
windfallatblue.com
mountainhousewindfall.ca

CONTACT
85 Bayfield St., Ste. 500, Barrie

705.730.5900

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Georgian Communities believes in the importance of home as a haven

Georgian Communities believes in the importance of home as a haven

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Georgian Communities believes in the importance of home as a haven

Georgian Communities remains committed to the safety and well-being of all staff, communities, valued clients, and front-line workers during this time of hardship, and offers its support and compassion to all as we as a community continue to stay strong and keep moving forward. In these times of duress, we are all facing uncertainty in the face of unprecedented challenges. As a society, however, our ability to adapt is nothing short of inspiring.

With self-isolation protocols in place, systems and services have rapidly gone digital in order to adapt to the current situation. Our biggest tool in these circumstances has been the opportunity to work remotely, something that has allowed thousands of people globally to continue their important work from the comfort and safety of their own homes, including Georgian’s own staff. But with so many people working from home, it is now that people truly realize the value and importance of a home. Your home is a haven, and spending so much time in it should bring you peace and comfort.

The team at Georgian Communities is working hard to provide unique opportunities. There are three communities that Georgian has committed heart and soul to bring to life outside the city – Braestone‘s classic farmhouse estates, Windfall‘s singles and semis bordering Blue Mountain, and Mountain House‘s chalet-style condos. All of these inspired communities are designed to bring families together. These are places to breathe, places to live, and places to live like no other. Georgian Communities has put endless thought and care into crafting homes that will provide what people truly need – love, safety, and family.

These communities reflect the life of serenity that every homeowner deserves, with homes steeped in natural beauty yet surrounded by convenient amenities. These homes are designed to be welcoming, open, and tranquil. Their locations are hand-chosen to offer the most of Ontario’s natural beauty and charm, surrounded by forested landscapes and endless acres of conservation and farmland. From the breathtaking slopes of Blue Mountain to the meadows and woods of the Oro- Medonte region, life takes on a new meaning in simplicity and nature. With prices from the $300,000s at Mountain house, the $500,000s at Windfall, and $700,000s at Braestone, there are homes for all walks of life. Georgian Communities have been thoughtfully crafted for homeowners to represent the best of what each unique region has to offer historically and architecturally, and provide everything that is important in a forever home.

The beautiful presentation centres are currently closed in order to ensure the safety of staff and clients, but during these times, staff at Georgian Communities is working hard to accommodate the needs of all present and future homeowners. Working remotely, Georgian is offering virtual appointments to accommodate the needs of clients. Staff is available to answer any questions about these special communities when the time comes, and is ready to welcome clients to the ever-growing family.

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Spectacular lifestyle communities by Georgian International steeped in natural beauty

Spectacular lifestyle communities by Georgian International steeped in natural beauty

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Spectacular lifestyle communities by Georgian International steeped in natural beauty

Welcome to Braestone, a picture-perfect community located in the scenic Oro-Medonte region of southern Ontario, just minutes from the urban centres of Barrie and Orillia. A community that offers a casual yet refined style of living, that is down home, yet up country.

Braestone
Braestone

Since development started almost five years ago, three phases have been completed and 118 homes delivered out of a total of 229 homes. Site work for Phase 4, consisting of just 20 estate-sized lots, is almost completed, and only four lots remain available. Registrations for the next phase have started, with anticipation running high.

The goal at Braestone is to create a distinctive and timeless architectural style, one that combines the elements of early Oro-Medonte farmhouses, barns and sheds. Noted architect William Hicks was chosen to lead the effort and the result is truly unique. A lot of thought went into the details, right down to the authentic gas burning lanterns that come standard on all of the homes.

Braestone’s amenities have grown naturally out of the magnificent landscape. They are called The Remarkables, because they are truly remarkable. One of the most popular is the Sugar Shack, where residents enjoy the age-old practice of tapping maple trees to make syrup. Others include Field of Dreams, a baseball diamond and Skating Pond.

Braestone
Braestone

The neighbouring Braestone Farm carries forward the farming heritage of the land with a pumpkin patch, berries and apple orchards. There are miles of trails on the 566 acres that make up Braestone; 60 per cent of the land will be preserved in its natural state.

Braestone won the Best New Home Community 2016 Award from Canadian Home Builders’ Association. Located just minutes from Barrie and Orillia, Braestone residents live in proximity to Horseshoe Valley Resort, Braestone Club and great amenities such as shopping, dining, hiking, boating, skiing and golf.

For more information, visit the Discovery Centre, located at 3288 Line 9, North Oro-Medonte, Ont..

Windfall – inspired by Blue Mountain

Resonating with the natural beauty and tranquility of Blue Mountain, Windfall is an extraordinary community that offers resort-inspired living. Almost 150 acres in size, a third of the land is reserved for parks, ponds, trails, wildlife and nature.

Each phase is designed to be a private enclave of homes. More than 200 homes have been delivered to date, with a current plan of 606 upon completion. Phase 4 sales are in full swing right now. Prices for semi-detached homes start in the low $500,000s, while detached homes range from the low $600,000s to mid $700,000s. Sales have been incredibly strong, with significant annual growth since inception in 2015.

Windfall
Windfall

The magnificent homes at Windfall are the vision of leading architect, William Hicks. They are distinguished by welcoming front porches, open concept plans and exterior colours and materials that reflect those found in nature.

Windfall offers four innovative bungalow and bungalow with loft home designs, eight inspired two-storey home plans and four spacious semi-detached designs. Exterior gas-burning lanterns, smooth finished ceilings, a frameless glass enclosed shower in the master bath, are just a few of the well-appointed standard finishes.

One of Windfall’s best features is its amazing location, next to Blue Mountain Village, the Scandinave Spa and minutes to Georgian Bay. There are literally dozens of activities throughout the entire year. For daily essentials, Collingwood is just minutes away.

At the heart of Windfall’s onsite amenities is The Shed, a rustic yet refined gathering space for neighbours to come together to socialize and create traditions. It’s planned to also feature parkland, outdoor pools and a sauna. Running through the heart of Windfall is a Nature Corridor, connecting trail systems to neighbourhoods that walkers, cyclists, cross country skiers and snowshoers can follow to cross the community from end to end.

Visit the Windfall sales centre and model home, located at 104 Yellow Birch Cres., Blue Mountains.

Mountain House – the next chapter of Windfall

Set in the heart of spectacular Blue Mountains and close to Georgian Bay, Mountain House is the next chapter of Windfall. Here you can find an exclusive collection of modern suites inspired by mountain chalet-style living.

Mountain House
Mountain House

This exclusive community of just 12 buildings is set on 10 acres in the centre of nature’s four-season playground. With exciting activities just outside your windows and a serene private water-spa with hot and cold pools and sauna onsite, Mountain House is everything you want in chalet living.

The first phase of 70 chalet suites have been delivered in slightly more than 1.5 years. When completed, the community will have 230 suites within two-, three- and four-storey buildings. Phase 2 is currently more than 75 per cent sold, with construction underway. Pricing is from the low $300,000s to mid $400,000s. Sales have been very strong and interest in the community continues to grow at a significant pace.

Mountain House
Mountain House

Mountain House offers chalet-living without the maintenance. Suite layouts range from one-bedroom plus den up to three-bedroom suites, including an incredible loft plan on the top floors (673 to 1,140 sq. ft.). Mountain House recently won Best Condo Kitchen at the Ontario Home Builders’ Association Awards. The exterior architecture is truly inspiring. The stone accents and heavy timber frames reflect the surrounding forests and mountains.

Mountain House
Mountain House

Mountain House is right next door to Windfall, which offers a host of inspiring amenities for residents. In addition, Mountain House features its own exclusive amenity area – a rustic, naturally beautiful pavilion comprised of hot and warm pools with waterfall feature, a sauna, a relaxation and fitness room, all with Blue Mountain as the backdrop.

Additionally, residents will be able to gather at the Après Lodge, an intimate social lounge space with an indoor gas fireplace and outdoor wood burning fireplace.

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Braestone Horseshoe Valley offers a new vision of elegant country living

Braestone Horseshoe Valley offers a new vision of elegant country living

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Braestone Horseshoe Valley offers a new vision of elegant country living

Imagine an idyllic community nestled between gently rolling hills and valleys. A place where you can reconnect with your roots. Where stately pines tower over winding trails and clear water ponds shelter turtles, frogs and migratory birds. A community that offers a casual yet refined style of living, that is down home, yet up country. Welcome to Braestone, a picture-perfect community located in the scenic Oro-Medonte region of southern Ontario, just minutes from the urban centres of Barrie and Orillia.

Braestone’s 275-acre nature preserve is crisscrossed by a comprehensive trail system that walkers, cyclists, cross country skiers and snowshoers can enjoy. This unspoiled countryside, while providing privacy, also offers a meaningful sense of community. Within the Braestone nature preserve, you’ll find century-old forests, wetlands, aquifer ponds and cold-water streams.

Phase 4 now open

These rolling hills, expansive vistas and winding streetscapes form the backdrop for the 100 families who have moved in over the last four years or so. Over the years, Braestone has expanded with more facilities and more families, and today, it’s into its successful fourth phase. Comprised of 20 homesites on a selection of valley and ridge lots ranging from approximately half an acre to more than one acre in size, this new phase offers families an escape from the hustle and bustle of city live with all of the conveniences they need close by.

Braestone’s homes are inspired by the quaint farmhouses and barns that dot the Oro-Medonte countryside and have an architectural style that is sophisticated, timeless and simple in detail. Traditional pitched rooflines and extra deep soffits, integrated with generous porches and lit by authentic gas-burning lanterns create truly charming elevations and inviting streetscapes.

Inspiring models and finishes

Six inspiring main models are available with various elevations – The Cumberland, The Clydesdale, The Morgan, The Belgian, The Thoroughbred and The Oldenburg – ranging in size up to 3,263 sq. ft. These bungalows and two-storey homes come with two-, three- and four-bedroom plans and offer optional lofts and optional finished coach houses.

The homes have been designed using a “continuation architecture” approach, with principal rooms at the home’s core, resulting in more majestic homes with wider, more expandable and more interesting layouts that better complement Braestone’s large acreage lots. Strict architectural guidelines for exteriors ensure a consistent look with the high level of quality that defines Braestone.

Premium interior finishes include vaulted ceilings in Great Rooms, stained treads and stair railing, modern farmhouse cabinetry with granite kitchen countertops, luxurious deep soaker tub in master bathroom, full glass showers, premium engineered hardwood on main floor, high-efficiency furnace, and lots more.

The Remarkables – extraordinary amenities

Braestone’s Remarkables are simple and timeless amenities that have grown naturally out of the community’s own unique and magnificent landscape. These amenities include horse paddocks, future Starfall park for star gazing, Nordic skiing, a maple sugar shack, orchard and berry picking and more. There are literally dozens of Remarkables that differentiate and define Braestone as a special community.

One of Braestone’s most popular Remarkables is the Sugaring Week, which happens every spring. The event draws Braestone residents out to the woods and to the charming Sugar Shack to enjoy the age-old practice of tapping maple trees and boiling the sap to make syrup. This sweet tradition takes place year after year – many tree farms across Ontario have been tapping the same sugar maple for more than 100 years.

Another extraordinary initiative is the neighbouring Braestone Farm, where on 108 acres of fertile land, pumpkins, berries, apples and more are grown. In this peaceful pastoral setting, families have an opportunity to access and experience first-hand a vanishing way of life in Ontario.

Though Braestone lies in the heart of the countryside, it’s just minutes from a wealth of urban amenities. The neighbouring historic community of Orillia is just 10 minutes away and offers small-town charm with modern day conveniences. Within a 10-minute drive from Braestone you’ll discover fabulous dining, hiking, boating, skiing, golfing, shopping and more to suit each and every lifestyle.

Nearby amenities include Horseshoe Valley Resort, Moonstone Ski Resort, Blue Mountain Village, Braestone Club, Settlers Ghost Golf Club, Copeland Forest, Hardwood Cross Country Ski and Bike. Ontario’s famed Muskoka and cottage country is less than an hour away. Lake Simcoe Regional Airport is just 15 minutes away and Toronto Pearson International Airport is just slightly more than an hour from Braestone.

Winner of the Best New Home Community Award by Canadian Home Builders’ Association, Braestone offers families a refined upcountry lifestyle in harmony with nature. Phase 4 is now open, with homes from the mid $700,000s to low $1 millions.

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Visit the Discovery Centre, located at 3288 Line 9 North in Oro-Medonte. For further information visit the website.


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Georgian International’s Braestone walks the talk in the Horseshoe Valley

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Georgian International’s Braestone walks the talk in the Horseshoe Valley

What began as a vision of a truly unique country estate community in the Horseshoe Valley, #BraestoneLife is now a beautiful reality for the fortunate families who live here. Happily, there is still room for more residents as this welcoming community unfolds.

The Skating Pond has already seen many a pick-up hockey game and figure skating practice. The Field of Dreams is the site of home runs marked by corn stalks. Spring is heralded by maple sugaring at the Sugar Shack. The Christmas Tree farm is growing, and the pumpkin patch is on track for fall. The many lifestyle amenities that made living at Braestone look so extraordinary on paper are now in place. Braestone calls them Remarkables, life-enriching amenities that foster a deeper, richer connection with the land.

From the beginning, Barrie-based Georgian International understood that building a community out of nothing takes time, even if the backdrop is a remarkable 556 acres of green fields, lush woodlands and rolling hills. Intending to set traditions that will take hold and continue, the company has held community events; summer corn roasts with live music; a pancake breakfast fundraiser; horse-drawn sleigh rides on Family Day; Braestone maple syrup fundraiser; any excuse for a get together.

More than brick and mortar are the connections between the residents who live here, and these will naturally build and evolve over time. With more than 100 homes now built and occupied, a deep sense of community is forming around residents’ shared love of the natural setting unlike any other and the activities that the land affords them.

When complete, Braestone will consist of a total of 229 homes, each one a unique expression of its owners, yet designed to create an appealing and consistent streetscape using progression architecture around a central core. Authentic gas lanterns will light the porches of these modern interpretation of farmhouse-style detached homes.

Everyone has a unique take on life, and being in the Horseshoe Valley in the heart of everything you love, offers you a world of activities that will satisfy most everyday needs, and more. Braestone is close to Barrie and Orillia, with numerous malls, shops, markets to choose from. Both centres boast stunning waterfront parks to enjoy the beaches, as well as scheduled events and festivals. Golfing enthusiasts don’t have to go far to tee off – Braestone Club and other courses are nearby. Outdoor fun doesn’t end when the snow falls, either. Ski resorts are dotted around the local neighbourhood and Blue Mountain is a short drive away.

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Braestone

You are invited to join the story. Some homesites are still available in Phase 4, so hurry in for a site tour. The weather’s fine and the welcome is warm. For further information visit the website.


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Braestone, where Georgian walks the talk at Horseshoe Valley

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Braestone, where Georgian walks the talk at Horseshoe Valley

What began as a vision of what a unique country estate community in the Horseshoe Valley should be, and look like, is now a reality. New home purchasers have discovered the #BraestoneLife, and as this welcoming community unfolds, more residents are choosing Braestone by Georgian International.

Fulfilling the vision

From the beginning, Barrie-based Georgian International understood that building a community out of nothing would take time. Even when the backdrop was 556 acres of lush woodlands, fields and rolling hills, it would take ingenuity and commitment to bring it to fruition.

Georgian has not only created the community that they envisioned, but they have introduced traditions and celebrations, which they hope that the residents will embrace on a yearly basis. To date, neighbours have enjoyed a summer corn roast with live music, a pancake breakfast fundraiser, a horse drawn sleigh ride on family day, and Braestone’s maple syrup fundraiser.

At the skating pond, pick-up hockey games and family get togethers have become the norm. The field of dreams is the site of home runs marked by corn stalks. Spring is heralded by maple sugaring at the sugar shack, the pumpkin patch is on track for fall, and the Christmas tree farm is growing. The lifestyle amenities that seemed so extraordinary on paper, are now in place at Braestone. As a result, Georgian has named these life-enriching amenities the ‘remarkables’.

More than bricks and mortar

When complete, Braestone will consist of a total of 229 homes. Each will be designed to create an appealing, and consistent, streetscape by using progression architecture around a central core. The community projects a modern interpretation of farmhouse-style detached homes; however, each porch is lit with authentic gas lanterns.

More than 100 homes are now occupied. A deep sense of community is forming around the residents’ shared appreciation of the natural setting, as well as the remarkable activities that are available to them.

Not only does Braestone offer a unique setting in the Horseshoe Valley, but it’s easily accessible to Barrie and Orillia for everyday amenities. Both centres have an abundance of services and shopping options, along with stunning waterfront parks where scheduled events and festivals take place. Golfing enthusiasts don’t have to go far to tee off with the Braestone Club and other courses are nearby. And, of course, come winter, a selection of ski resorts are close at hand.

The weather is fine and the welcome is warm at Braestone. Select homesites are still available in Phase 4.

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Georgian International walks the talk at Braestone in Horseshoe Valley

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Georgian International walks the talk at Braestone in Horseshoe Valley

What began as a vision of a truly unique country estate community in Horseshoe Valley, #BraestoneLife is now a beautiful reality for the fortunate families who live there. Happily, there is still room for more residents as this welcoming community unfolds.

The skating pond has already seen many a pick-up hockey game and figure skating practice. The field of dreams is the site of home runs marked by corn stalks. Spring is heralded by maple sugaring at the sugar shack. The Christmas tree farm is growing, the berries are ready to be picked, and the pumpkin patch is on track for fall. The many lifestyle amenities that made living at Braestone look so extraordinary on paper are now in place. Braestone calls them Remarkables, life-enriching amenities that foster a deeper, richer connection with the land.

Mike Parker, vice-president of sales and marketing for Georgian International‘s real estate division, was an early purchaser before he joined the company. He says, “My backyard faces Braestone Farm and, as I sit on my porch, I marvel at the progress of this community.”

From the beginning, Barrie-based Georgian International understood that building a community out of nothing takes time, even if the backdrop is a remarkable 556 acres of green fields, lush woodlands and rolling hills. Intending to set traditions that will take hold and continue, the company has held community events: Summer corn roasts with live music; a pancake breakfast fundraiser; horse drawn sleigh rides on Family Day; Braestone maple syrup fundraiser; any excuse for a get together. Staying true to the intention and sustaining it through the building years to give it stability is important to everyone at Braestone.

More than brick and mortar are the connections between the residents who live there, and those that will naturally build and evolve over time. With more than 100 homes now built and occupied, a deep sense of community is forming around residents’ shared love of the natural setting unlike any other and the activities that the land affords them.

Groups have naturally started to form, giving expression to this vibrancy and lifestyle that draws residents to Braestone. A hiking club is one recent example, who meet at a set time before setting off to explore the nature preserve that winds through Braestone. Dog owners, too, are becoming friends as they walk the fields and trails – and so are their four-legged pals.

“The people who live here are inherently nature lovers and enjoy being outdoors, so it’s natural they would join with their neighbours for a hike,” says Mike, adding, “Although there is still work to do, the vision has taken root and is being enjoyed among the families who now call this remarkable community home.”

The children of Braestone have access to many great schools nearby, including the Oro-Medonte Forest School at Horseshoe Resort where kids aged two to 12 spend anywhere from half a day to full day outdoors exploring and learning amid nature’s splendour.

When complete, Braestone will consist of a total of 229 homes, each one a unique expression of its owners yet designed to create an appealing and consistent streetscape using progression architecture around a central core. Authentic gas lanterns will light the porches of these modern interpretation of farmhouse-style detached homes. Interiors reflect the natural setting and include classic quality tongue-and-groove engineered hardwood flooring, with designer tile in the foyers, bathrooms and mudrooms. Optional freestanding tubs are set in front of dreamy views over the valley, inviting a relaxing soak to refresh.

Everyone has a unique take on life and being in Horseshoe Valley in the heart of everything you love offers you a world of activities that will satisfy most everyday needs, and more. Braestone is close to Barrie and Orillia with numerous malls, shops, markets to choose from. Both centres boast stunning waterfront parks to enjoy the beaches as well as scheduled events and festivals. Golfing enthusiasts don’t have to go far to tee off – Braestone Club and other courses are nearby. Outdoor fun doesn’t end when the snow falls either. Ski resorts are dotted around the local neighbourhood and Blue Mountain is a short drive away.

Braestone is well on its way to becoming one of the prettiest new home and lifestyle communities in the country, offering vitality and activity. You are invited to join the story. Some homesites are still available in Phase 4, so hurry in for a site tour. The weather’s fine and the welcome is warm.

Georgian International. Unlike others.

One of Simcoe County’s most influential and recognized names, Georgian International is a dynamic leader in automotive retail and a dominant real estate investor in commercial and residential opportunities, including Windfall, Mountain House at Windfall and Braestone. Passionate about giving back to the community, Georgian has made it their mission to create legacy communities of artfully designed architecture inspired by small town Canada, with amenities that improve peoples’ lives, giving people that sense of home ensconced among mountains, lakes, Christmas tree parks, skating ponds. Homes and hometown communities that truly exceed buyers’ dreams.

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Georgian International offers remarkable communities in Barrie-Collingwood-Orillia area

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Georgian International offers remarkable communities in Barrie-Collingwood-Orillia area

Active families and retirees are heading in droves to the Barrie-Collingwood-Orillia region for its natural beauty and world-class attractions. Once here, they are delighted to discover that Georgian International, a visionary developer with strong roots in the neighbourhood offers exactly what they’re in search of; thoughtful communities that are an authentic reflection of small town Canada.

Braestone at Horseshoe Valley. Country Estate, rethought

Gas-fired lanterns. A pumpkin patch. A Christmas tree farm. A baseball diamond encircled by corn stalks à la Field of Dreams. These idyllic features complement the farmhouse-style homes that make up the Braestone estate community, one hour north of the GTA in Horseshoe Valley.

Braestone
Braestone

Developed by Georgian International, the 229 homes sit on 556 acres in the Oro-Medonte township. These ingredients, known as “remarkables,” truly capture the uniqueness of living here that appeals to prospective buyers.

Bringing a unique approach to Ontario real estate is a hallmark of the company. “What we’re doing is not what other developers are doing,” says Mike Parker, vice-president, sales and marketing for Georgian International’s Real Estate Division. “In the planning process, we came up with community features that will enhance people’s lives, that will be part of their active lifestyles.”

Bathroom at Braestone
Bathroom at Braestone

For example, a toboggan hill is a family-friendly add-on, and a sugar shack can teach residents about the age-old practice of tapping maple trees. “Braestone buyers are typically nature lovers and enjoy being outdoors,” Parker notes, “and that’s why we created remarkables like a skating pond, a berry patch.”

Parker adds that they regularly hold events for the community with the intention that the traditions will continue long after the development is built out. Summer corn roasts with live music, a pancake breakfast fundraiser, and family day horse drawn sleigh rides are just a few.

Livingroom at Braestone
Livingroom at Braestone

Besides successful sales, Braestone’s eye-catching offerings and impressive amenities are getting noticed by the industry. It was recognized as Best New Home Community of the Year in 2016 by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association, and its Discovery Centre was named 2016 Best Lowrise Homes Sales Office in Canada by the CHBA. Most recently, the “Thoroughbred” model was awarded Best Two-Storey Design up to 2,500 sq. ft. by the Ontario Homes Builders Association.

Interior flourishes make the Braestone homes visually appealing, to say the least: Floors come complete with tongue-and-groove maple or oak, and porcelain tile is found in the bathrooms, foyers and mudrooms. Master bathrooms showcase an island-style soaker tub.

Windfall at Blue Mountain

Winner of the Simcoe County Home Builders Awards’ Project Of The Year 2017. Georgian International’s popular Windfall is a 609-home community at the base of Blue Mountain that attracts buyers looking for “comfort, character, culture and community with a relaxed way of life,” says Parker.

He notes that “it’s a place where nature and neighbourhood are in perfect balance… with community trails, Georgian Bay on one side, and the Niagara Escarpment on the other the beauty of the natural landscape is simply amazing.”

Windfall
Windfall

In the heart of the community will be The Shed, a barn-inspired gathering place that will form the hub for residents to network, socialize and relax. Cold- and hot-water outdoor pools are planned to further promote relaxed living.

“The semis and detached homes differ from the look of Braestone units with more mountain-like colours and shades,” Parker remarks. But both will feature a trademark flourish for Georgian International developments: Gas-powered lanterns.

“There’s a romantic feel, an ambiance, to lanterns that is special and not done by anyone else,” Parker says.

Buyers can select from well-appointed standard features or upgrade interior design packages that coordinate interior finishes, including flooring, cabinetry, countertops, lighting and other fixtures. started moving in this spring, beginning in May.

Bridge at Windfall
Bridge at Windfall

When fully completed, the 230-unit Mountain House will consist of two-, three, and four-storey buildings. The terrace suites boast a chalet-style and complemented by a community building, a bike repair station, a sauna and relaxation room, hot and cold pools and an idyllic setting. “Like all our projects, the standard features, such as full, glass-walled showers and exterior gas lanterns, go above and beyond expectations,” says Parker.

Mountain House
Mountain House

Close to Windfall and Mountain House are the historic areas of Collingwood, Blue Mountain Resort and Wasaga Beach, as all three regions are “remarkables” onto themselves for Ontario residents. Nearby activities include boating on Georgian Bay, fishing, snowboarding, ATV trail tours, water parks, golfing, sleigh rides and guided snowshoe hikes.

Georgian International. At home in beautiful Simcoe County

Georgian International is not just carving its own path in the real estate business, which began in 1985. The diverse company’s divisions include Georgian Chevrolet Buick GMC and Air Georgian.

Georgian International has made it its mission to create communities of artfully designed architecture inspired by small town Canada, with amenities that improve peoples’ lives, giving people that sense of home ensconced among mountains, lakes, Christmas tree parks, and skating ponds.

And if that isn’t being Canadian at its most grassroots, we don’t know what is.

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For further information visit the Braestone, Windfall and Mountain House websites.


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Georgian International is creating remarkable communities

Georgian International brings a unique approach to real estate at Braestone in Horseshoe Valley and at Mountain House in the Blue Mountains. These award-winning communities are among some of the most desirable projects in Ontario. Recently, Mountain House at Windfall was recognized as Project of the Year by the Simcoe County Home Builders’ Association.

At one with nature

A total of 49 chalet suites were recently released in Phase 2 at Mountain House at Windfall. This exclusive mountain community was created slope-side on a sprawling ten acres, in the centre of nature’s four-season playground. Just minutes away from the shops of Blue Mountain Village, the beaches of Georgian Bay and the historic Town of Collingwood, Mountain House offers chalet living as its finest.

Authentic gas lanterns are a welcoming addition on the front of the main building at Mountain House. Stone accents and heavy timber frames, as well as the use of natural materials throughout, pay homage to the surrounding forests and mountains. The architectural styling of this development is strongly rooted in historical traditions, but includes the finest in 21st century amenities.

This low-rise neighbourhood consists of 12 two-, three- and four-storey buildings. One-bedroom plus den, two-bedroom, two-bedroom plus loft, and three-bedroom suites are available. A total of 230 suites include stylish kitchens and private terraces, as well as high-end features and finishes to complement this elegant lifestyle at Mountain House.

Holiday-inspired living

Zephyr Springs is the community’s own Nordic spa-inspired space, where residents can soak up the gorgeous views of the mountains, while unwinding in the sauna, hot and cold pools, and the source pool. In addition, there’s a relaxation and fitness room, plus an extensive landscaped lounge area that’s a perfect place for yoga, stretching, reading or quiet reflection.

The Après Lodge is a secluded social space, where family and neighbours can connect. This area includes conversation seating, an outdoor wood burning fireplace, plus a bike tune-up and parking area.

There’s no better time

Construction is well underway at Mountain House, and the second of three phases was released due to the high demand. Units range from 675 to 1,150 square feet, and range from the low $300s.

At Mountain House at Windfall you get everything that you want in chalet living, but without the upkeep or maintenance. Instead, spend your time doing all the things that you’ve always wanted to do, including hiking, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, golfing and swimming, or experiencing the rejuvenating benefits of the Nordic baths – simply magical.

CONTACT INFORMATION

705.293.0954

mountainhousewindfall.ca


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