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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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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.

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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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At Forest Heights Estates, by Democrat Homes, luxury has never been so affordable

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At Forest Heights Estates, by Democrat Homes, luxury has never been so affordable

Democrat Homes is creating one of the most exclusive and desirable communities in the GTA, just one hour north of the city and perfectly situated between Orillia and Barrie. Forest Heights Estates, in Horseshoe Valley, offers brick and stone bungalow and two-storey single-family homes on treed ravine lots, nestled in nature but handily close to all modern amenities. Imagine hiking, skiing or golfing, just moments away, while big box stores, boutiques, restaurants, waterfront, schools, hospitals and a major university are a short drive nearby.

And then there are the homes! Classic two- or three-garage bungalows with nine-ft. ceilings, upgraded kitchens and finishes, sited on sprawling 100- by 200-ft. (minimum) sized lots. These single level homes range from 1,615 to 2,821 sq. ft. and incorporate large picture windows with ample views of the stunning landscape…of your own backyard! Other standard features include: Hardwood flooring, gas fireplace, granite counters, superior ceramics and designer finishes. Whether you just like the one-floor convenience or have had with climbing stairs, these are the perfect models for you.

Of course, who can argue with the unmatched beauty, refinement and elegance of a classic two-storey estate home – especially in Forest Heights. The refined town-and-country abodes have found an ideal placement in picturesque Horseshoe Valley. These stunners offer high-pitched roofs, two- and three-car garages, large verandas and distinct windows on their brick and stone exteriors. Step inside to discover sizeable foyers, nine-ft. ceilings (some with vaulted and cathedral treatments), wood, tile and berber carpeted floors, large master bedrooms plus two or three additional generous bedrooms, and so much more. There are six exceptional models to choose from, ranging in size from approximately 2,400 to 3,500 sq. ft., one more beautiful than the other.

Forest Heights is a real neighbourhood with fantastically fit empty-nesters and forever young families coming together in a celebration of fine living and fabulous surroundings. All homeowners will enjoy convenient access from Horseshoe Valley Road. And the homes are perfectly situated on a quiet main road as well as several one-of-a-kind cul-de-sacs. Everything you need is right there, or conveniently close by. The area’s famous ski hills and renowned golf courses are literally a five-minute drive away!

Finally, you should know that these Estate Homes are available at half the Toronto price, starting from the low $700,000s. Phase 1 is almost 50 per cent sold, but a generous selection of houses and lots are still available. Spring is the perfect time to find your forever home in Forest Heights.

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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Georgian International

Georgian International creating remarkable communities in the Blue Mountains

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Georgian International creating remarkable communities in the Blue Mountains

Award-winning Braestone in Horseshoe Valley and Windfall and Mountain House in the Blue Mountains, by Georgian International, are among Ontario’s most exceptional and desirable projects.

MOUNTAIN HOUSE

It’s time to take your place in the ongoing story of a best seller. A new chapter has unfolded at Blue with Mountain House at Windfall. This exclusive mountain community was created over a sprawling 10 acres, slope-side, in the centre of nature’s four-season playground. Just minutes away from the shops of Blue Mountain Village, the beaches of Georgian Bay, the historic Town of Collingwood and some of Ontario’s most compelling natural attractions, Mountain House offers Blue Mountain chalet living as it was meant to be.

Authentic gas-fired lanterns will welcome you home. You’ll appreciate the natural stone accents and heavy timber frames of the 12 buildings that make up Mountain House, which are inspired by the surrounding forests and mountains. Inside the 230 suites you’ll find gleaming modern kitchens, spacious private terraces, and high-end features and finishes to complement your elegant mountain lifestyle.

What makes Mountain House truly an escape though, is the private club-like four-season amenity facility. At Zephyr Springs, the community’s own Nordic spa-inspired space, you can soak up the gorgeous views of the mountains while you unwind in the sauna, hot and cold pools and source pool. The relaxation and fitness room and extensive landscaped lounge area are the perfect place for yoga, stretching, reading or quiet reflection. The Après Lodge is a secluded social space where family and neighbours can connect, featuring conversation seating, an outdoor wood-burning fireplace and a bike tune-up and parking area. At Mountain House, wellness isn’t a buzzword; it’s a way of life.

Explore Mountain House now and witness how you can live in nature year-round without the heavy lifting of home maintenance. Envision all of the incredible adventures to come from the exhilarating to the sublime – hiking, skiing, mountain biking, rock climbing, golfing and swimming to laying back in the warmth of the Nordic baths surrounded by snow. Simply magical.

Construction is well underway with Georgian International working to release its second of three phases this year due to strong demand. Units range from 675 to 1,150 square feet and start from low $300,000s.

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Register online today for Georgian’s Registrant Preview Opening!

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In conversation with David Bunston, president of Georgian International Land Corp.

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In conversation with David Bunston, president of Georgian International Land Corp.

By Gale Beeby

Georgian International started as a small aeronautics company, founded in part by Jamie Massie and David Bunston. The company has grown since it was founded in 1984 and now Air Georgian operates 19 aircrafts on scheduled passenger and charter flights, is a partner with Air Canada Express and also performs aircraft maintenance, management and training services. Based at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport, it is now ranked as its fourth largest user by traffic frequency.

That’s a success story.

And from that storied beginning, Georgian International has taken off with automotive and real estate businesses, as well.

Bunston — who is executive vice president, real estate, for Georgian International, as well as president of Georgian International Land Corporation — has been friends with Massie since they were kids. He also carries a pedigree as a third-generation member of a real estate family.

He’s also a really nice guy.

Georgian’s commitment to quality and craftsmanship — as well as unique designs — has landed Georgian numerous awards, including being awarded the Best New Home Community in Canada by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association for Braestone Estates in Horseshoe Valley in 2016.

Georgian International took a very holistic approach when developing Braestone and the result is a unique. What Georgian calls Remarkables are amenities that have grown naturally out of the community’s own landscape. That includes a 566-acre working farm that includes a fruit orchard, berry patch and Christmas tree farm. Other Remarkables include are horseback riding, Nordic skiing, a maple sugar bush, beehives, a pond that is used for ice skating in the winter, a toboggan hill, a treehouse and a hilltop observatory called Starfall.

Also in development are Windfall at Blue and Mountain House at Windfall, both located in the Town of Blue Mountains.

Q: How did Georgian International move from the aviation industry to real estate?

A: We were well positioned to add real estate development to what we do — there is still a lot of runway left. Aviation is, obviously, a large part of what we do, but real estate is becoming a bigger part of our focus. Jamie Massie and I were childhood friends and over the last 30 years our friendship has evolved into a partnership.

Although I grew up in the GTA, I had a lot of connection to the area of Collingwood and Blue Mountains, where as a family we spent a lot of time. It’s an area that is close to my heart.

Q: Whose idea was the holistic approach to the development of Braestone?

A: It really was a team vision. In the early days we knew we had a unique property and that we could create something remarkable and do something different and capture the imagination of buyers.

Braestone is unique in that it appeals not just to the 705 area, but also the 905. It’s close to the GTA but still remote and we embraced the architectural style of the farmhouses, barns and sheds that are common in Oro-Medonte. Each of the lots are 3/4 to 1 1/4 acres lots.

As exciting as Braestone is, I’m excited by all three of our current projects — Windfall and Mountain House condos, as well.

Q: Who are your buyers?

A: Geographically, most of our buyers don’t see themselves living in this area until they come and see it. It’s a great place and once they experience it, they want to spend the rest of their lives here, and that includes parents, kids and grandparents. The multi-generational aspect of our buyers is quite unique.

There is a great sense of community here and we appeal to those who embrace an active lifestyle. Georgian has continued to keep the management under their banner, and we organize a number of social functions to get residents involved and connected.

We are committed to Simcoe County and Collingwood and the Town of Blue Mountains are our backyard. It is more accessible to the GTA than other resort areas, and there is so much to do — it’s an interesting place to be during all four season.

Q: Do you think that the real estate market is going to slow down?

A: We haven’t seen any pull back in market activity, but here we are still benefitting from the high prices of homes in the GTA, where many people are feeling disenfranchised. Plus the traffic congestion and other issues facing large urban areas and sending people out of the GTA in search of community.

I believe in Simcoe County, its got lots of growth potential and we are well positioned to take advantage and create other remarkable communities.

Q: Georgian is known for its philanthropic endeavours. How does that align with the company’s philosophy?

A: We believe we should invest in the community and the people who support it and not just by writing a cheque. The executive team and our employees are encouraged — and do — volunteer hundreds of hours to community initiatives. We embrace the importance of community and philanthropy.

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Georgian International: Creating Remarkable Communities

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Georgian International: Creating Remarkable Communities

Creating remarkable communities is a hallmark of the Barrie-based builder.

Bringing a unique approach to real estate is a hallmark of Georgian International’s mission. Award-winning Braestone in Horseshoe Valley, and Windfall and Mountain House in the Town of Blue Mountains are among Ontario’s most exceptional and desirable projects.

Braestone

When you drive down the quiet stretch of road to Braestone‘s main entrance, underneath the leafy canopies of century-old trees, the horse paddocks sharply delineate where the outside world ends and the storied world of Braestone begins. Residents enjoy a secluded, simpler yet refined country lifestyle, with the convenience of being in close proximity to countless forms of recreation and the neighbouring cities of Barrie and Orillia.

Braestone in Horseshoe Valley
Braestone in Horseshoe Valley

At Braestone, families experience authentic “Remarkables,” a term coined for the many timeless amenities that have grown organically from the community’s stunning landscape. A full 60 per cent of the land is set aside as a nature preserve with forests, trails, ponds and more.

There are literally dozens of Remarkables to experience every season. From watching the stars shine atop the future observatory hill called Starfall, to the neighbouring Braestone Farm’s skating pond and maple sugar shack, residents at Braestone can experience this glorious style of living every single day.

Braestone in Horseshoe Valley
Braestone in Horseshoe Valley

The homes at Braestone are inspired by the architecture of the Oro-Medonte region. Their unique architecture combines a simple yet strikingly modern interpretation of country style influenced by the farmhouses, barns and sheds of the Oro-Medonte region with refined contemporary finishing details. Remarkable standard features include covered porches with gas lanterns, hardwood floors in living areas, granite countertops in kitchens including islands, frameless glass showers and smooth finished ceilings. Bungalow and two-storey floorplans have been developed to complement Braestone’s minimum 100-foot up to 300-foot deep lots. Construction is well underway at Braestone, with families already moved in and experiencing the remarkable lifestyle available at the country estate.

Windfall

Set at the foot of the Niagara Escarpment, Windfall at Blue Mountain is an inspired enclave of detached and semi-detached mountain homes next to Blue Mountain Village. This 148-acre master-planned community will more authentically represent the concept of resort living than any other in or around Collingwood or Blue Mountain.

Windfall at Blue Mountain
Windfall at Blue Mountain

The distinctive architecture of the homes at Windfall represents an artful, modern and eco-considerate interpretation of Georgian Bay cabins, cottages and mountain chalets in timeless bungalow, bungalow-with-loft, two-storey detached and semi-detached designs.

A true escape from the ordinary, Windfall at Blue Mountain is a place where nature and neighbourhood are in perfect balance. Fully one-third of the land is a nature preserve with wetland preservation areas and other natural features. An extensive trail system will lead through the forest, linking Windfall to its enviable next-door neighbours – Blue Mountain Resort and Village to the west, and the award-winning Scandinave Spa to the east. Blue Mountain’s expansion of the Orchard brings the ski slopes literally to Windfall’s doorstep.

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. This remarkable community has been popular since launch day and has received numerous prestigious awards. Families have moved in and are enjoying their new home in the fabulous setting: Phase 3 construction has commenced.

Mountain House at Windfall

A new chapter is unfolding at Mountain House at Windfall, an exclusive collection of 230 modern suites inspired by mountain chalets located near the foothills of Blue Mountain and right next door to Scandinave Spa.

Mountain House at Windfall at Blue Mountain
Mountain House at Windfall at Blue Mountain

This exclusive mountain community of just 12 buildings is set on 10 magnificent acres in the centre of nature’s four-season playground. Just minutes away are Blue Mountain Village, Georgian Bay, the historic Town of Collingwood and some of Ontario’s most compelling natural attractions.

Wellness isn’t a buzzword here — it’s a way of life. The Mountain House enclave of residences is designed to surround an exclusive amenity area that extends towards the outdoors with impressive views over the naturalized areas, with the gorgeous Blue Mountains as the backdrop. The amenities at Mountain House provide a private club-like four-season playground for residents with many activities available right on site to keep you busy on those days when you might not want to venture far from home.

Mountain House at Windfall at Blue Mountain
Mountain House at Windfall at Blue Mountain

Mountain House has a connecting trail system at its doorstep, bike repair stations, an outdoor wood-burning fireplace and so much more, all awaiting residents amidst the chalet-inspired amenity building.

The undisputed jewel of Mountain House is its very own pool and spa-inspired space, aptly named Zephyr Springs. Comprised of a sauna, relaxation and fitness room, hot and cold pools, with large landscaped lounge area, residents can enjoy the numerous benefits of a Nordic bath circuit and hydrotherapy every day.

Construction is well underway with Georgian International working to release its second of three phases later this year due to strong demand.


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EDITOR'S CHOICE: Democrat Homes

EDITOR’S CHOICE: Democrat Homes

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New release of two-storey homes and bungalows at Forest Heights Estates in picturesque Horseshoe Valley

There is great excitement just a one-hour drive north of Toronto in a tree-filled, estate lot community from Democrat Homes. These brick and stone homes sit on minimum half-acre lots, backing onto woods or lush green space, with convenient access from Horseshoe Valley Road.

Each home is designed to fit beautifully into the natural surroundings and offer nine-foot main floor ceilings, large picture windows, upgraded doors and trim and minimum two-car garages. The luxury continues through each model, from the 1,615-square-foot three-bedroom Horseshoe bungalow model to the stunning, three-car garage, two-storey 3,552-square-foot Pinespring residence.

The five bungalow designs feature high pitch roofs, open concept layouts with large kitchens and family rooms, vaulted and cathedral ceilings and traditional gas fireplaces.

The three larger-than-life two-storey homes offer the perfect mix of large family spaces with undeniable country lavishness. The four-bedroom 3,057-square-foot Briarwood model offers a spacious foyer leading past formal living and dining rooms, to the gourmet kitchen with a large island, breakfast area, and ample family room overlooking a private treed backyard.

Upstairs there’s plenty of room for a growing family with multiple bedrooms, a large main bath and two well-appointed ensuites. The 19-foot master bedroom is a balance of comfort and sumptuousness with — not one — but two walk-in closets. The exterior B Elevation is a masterful fusion of brick and stone, which extends through the big front porch and all three adjacent garages.

This one-of-a-kind community is nestled in the Horseshoe Highlands, just minutes from the ski hills and with direct access to walking trails, natural parkland and the family-friendly great outdoors. But the great thing is that big-city amenities are a short 10 to 15 minute drive away in either Barrie or Orillia. It’s your choice. Shopping, entertainment, culture, universities, churches and hospitals are all handily close by.

The Grand Opening of Forest Heights Estates is slated for May 2018. Prices start from the low 700,000s.

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Forest Heights Estates

Go online to register or contact sales manager Mark Palumbo at Mark@DemocratHomes.com.

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Editor's Choice: Georgian International

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Editor’s Choice: Georgian International

Braestone Horseshoe Valley — the country estate, rethought

When it comes to living the dream, Georgian International‘s Braestone community in the beautiful Horseshoe Valley goes beyond normal expectations to deliver a lifestyle that can only be described as remarkable. No wonder Braestone was judged the Best New Home Community in Canada 2016 by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association.

When you drive down the quiet stretch of road to Braestone‘s main entrance, underneath the leafy canopies of century-old trees, the horse paddocks sharply delineate where the outside world ends and the storied world of Braestone begins. Residents enjoy a secluded, simpler yet refined country lifestyle, with the convenience of being in close proximity to countless forms of recreation and the neighbouring cities of Barrie and Orillia.

At Braestone, families experience authentic “Remarkables,” a term coined for the many timeless amenities that have grown organically from the community’s stunning landscape. A full 60 per cent of the land is set aside as a nature preserve with forests and trails and ponds and more.

There are literally dozens of Remarkables to experience in every season. From watching the stars shine atop the future observatory hill called Starfall, to the neighbouring Braestone Farm’s skating pond and maple sugar shack, residents at Braestone can experience this glorious style of living every single day.

The homes at Braestone are inspired by the farmhouses, barns and sheds of the Oro-Medonte region. Their unique architecture combines a simple yet strikingly modern interpretation of country style with refined contemporary finishing details. Standard features include covered porches with gas lanterns, hardwood floors in living areas, granite countertops in kitchens including islands, frameless glass showers and smooth finished ceilings. Bungalow and two-storey floorplans have been developed to complement Braestone’s minimum 100-feet up to 300-feet-deep lots.

Construction is well underway at Braestone with families already moved in and experiencing the remarkable lifestyle available at the country estate, rethought.

Don’t miss your opportunity to live in Oro-Medonte’s last master-planned estate community.

Call or email today to book your own personal tour of the property and the designer model homes.

GEORGIAN INTERNATIONAL
Braestone

Located at 3288 Line 9 North, Oro-Medonte, the Sales Centre and Model Homes are open Monday to Friday from noon to 4 p.m., Saturday, Sunday and holidays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Evenings by appointment only.

705.727.5656
info@Braestone.ca
Braestone.ca


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