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Editor's Choice: Lindvest

Editor’s Choice: Lindvest

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Editor’s Choice: Lindvest

Moving on up

Across the GTA and beyond, Lindvest has been busy building single detached homes, townhomes and highrise living spaces, offering something for everyone whether they are just entering the market or looking to move to a larger home.

North Oakville
North Oakville

For instance, the single detached homes of Spring Valley Junction have enabled new connections in Brampton, where this new community aimed to create the harmony of home, family and community. The fusion of traditional brick, combination brick and stone, and eye-catching contemporary designs are now the homes of families who saw their dream homes go from rendering to reality.

Ground has broken on Lindvest’s highrise projects, Sonic and SuperSonic, making way for the buildings to reach the sky. Across the street, the Eglinton Crosstown LRT is under construction and will soon be ready to whisk commuters across the city and beyond.

Brownstones at Westown
Brownstones at Westown

Over in Markham, the first phase of the Grand Cornell Brownstones are nearly completed. These unique “stacked” units use space to the maximum, where sleek, stylish interiors make a statement that is modern and sophisticated. Most units of the Grand Cornell Brownstones feature private patios, balconies or rooftop terraces that provide a personal experience with the outdoors.

For anyone with visions of living in the country, the community of Gracefields is a modern addition to the pastoral charm of the town of Newcastle. The recently added community of Gracefields North means the area will be elevated even more. Just off Highway 401 but seemingly miles from the hustle and bustle, Newcastle is a gem in the country.

At Lindvest’s upcoming release, North Oakville, the future is looking towards contemporary and traditional elevations of 36-, 38-, 41-, 43- and 45-foot single detached homes. North Oakville will be located on the east side of 6th Line, between Dundas Street and Burnhamthorpe Road.

The future will also see the final release of the Aurora Glen Townhomes take shape as these homes are already under construction. As with the previous releases of Aurora Glen, these townhomes have the advantage of coming with a smart thermostat, intelligent locks and LED lighting that is not only budget-conscious but is safe on artwork.

There is something else Aurora Glen has been keeping something close to the vest. It will be releasing 11 exclusive townhomes in a very special area of the Aurora Glen project, surrounded by nature. Known as The Enclave, this cache of best-in-class townhomes will spare no expense. Be sure to visit Lindvest.com to show your interest.

Keep your ears to the ground as the official announcement of Lindvest’s next community is soon to come. This single detached home community is located at Teston Road and Pine Valley Drive in Vaughan. Beautiful homes in a beautiful location — yet again, Lindvest is helping to make dreams a reality.

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Go online to find out more information and to register for Lindvest communities.

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Editor's Choice: National Homes

Editor’s Choice: National Homes

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Editor’s Choice: National Homes

Two exciting new home communities appeal to two different lifestyles

Whether you crave a lifestyle away from the city bustle, steeped in small-town charm and rural landscapes, or living in a dynamic, diverse city, National Homes can meet your needs.

The award-winning builder will launch two new communities this spring, including single-detached homes in Phase 2 of The Forest in picturesque Bradford West Gwillimbury and Station Town in desirable Markham.

STATION TOWN

Station Town will bring 85 townhouses to a prime location at Castlemore Avenue and Markham Road (Highway 48), just a five minute walk from the Mount Joy GO Transit train station and close to big box retailers such as Home Depot and The Brick, parks and schools. On weekends, it’s an easy stroll to historic Downtown Markham with its quaint cobblestone streets, boutique shops and restaurants. Enjoy farmers’ markets, trails and parks, sports facilities, theatres and art galleries.

Markham, with a population of more than 350,000, is Canada’s high-tech capital and 10,400 companies and 400 head offices are located there. The city is a leader in sustainability and protection of the environment is a priority.

The townhouses provide the opportunity to experience all this thriving community has to offer and will give homeowners the option to work from home with live/work floorplans.

THE FOREST

Looking for a quieter setting close to nature? The Forest Phase 2 in Bradford West Gwillimbury, just north of Newmarket in Simcoe County, offers homebuyers the opportunity to experience life in a charming community that honours its rural roots while embracing a modern lifestyle.

Bradford West Gwillimbury was the second-fastest growing municipality in Ontario, according to the 2016 census, speaking to its desirability as a place to live. It remains more affordable than other municipalities to the south, yet its access to Highway 400 makes travelling to either the GTA or cottage country easy.

A new model home has been decorated by Pottery Barn, the popular home decor retailer. The Forest buyers will receive a discount for Pottery Barn and can participate in a Pottery Barn decor workshop.

Phase 2 will include 49 detached homes on 36- and 40-foot lots with double-car garages and up to five bedrooms, with some backing onto the forest. True to its slogan, “You are the Blueprint.” National Homes has incorporated features in Phase 2 based on feedback from a workshop where a number of purchasers and prospective purchasers gave their input on their ideal home. Those features on buyers’ wish lists included open-concept main floorplans, serveries, and benches in the mudroom.

Founded in 1992, National Homes has grown into one of the GTA’s most successful and respected homebuilders with more than 5,000 homes in its portfolio. The company designs its homes from the inside out based on the needs of buyers and feedback gathered from customers and focus groups.

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Station Town
The Forest

Go online to find out more about these two exciting coming communities and other National Homes’ projects.

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Editor's Choice: Treasure Hill

Editor’s Choice: Treasure Hill

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Editor’s Choice: Treasure Hill

Discover what living really means by owning a Treasure Hill home

As a highly regarded builder, Treasure Hill prides itself on building quality homes where craftsmanship, functionality and beautiful finishes become the foundation of comfortable living. It recognizes that every house it builds becomes a home — a place where treasured moments and memories are created giving life meaning and purpose. The perfect new home awaits you. Discover Living with Treasure Hill.

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Orchard West in Bowmanville: Treasure Hill proudly presents Orchard West, offering a selection of the finest 37-, 40-, 45- and 50-foot singles located between Liberty Street and Regional 57 Road at Middle Road and Concession Road 3. With quick access to Highway 401 and a proposed extension of Highway 407, your commuting worries are over. A relaxing lifestyle is yours to discover living in Bowmanville.

Trendi Towns in Markham: Trendi Towns in Markham offers convenient living in a location with established amenities. Located at McCowan Road and 16th Avenue, this enclave of townhomes is indicative of Treasures Hill’s commitment to stunning interiors and meticulous designs. Living life never looked so good.

Upper Thornhill Estates in Vaughan: Upper Thornhill Estates offers well-appointed 50-foot luxurious singles on lots of up to 155 feet deep near Bathurst Street and Major Mackenzie Drive. Close to big city amenities in both Vaughan and Richmond Hill, you can’t go wrong. Quick access to GO Transit, YRT buses and VIVA transportation make getting across the GTA effortless.

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Adena Views in Aurora: Located in the affluent town of Aurora, Adena Views will showcase 36-, 40-, 45- and 60-foot luxury singles backing onto Magna Golf Course. Located at Leslie Street and Wellington Street, just minutes from Highway 404 and a comprehensive transit system, you will be just moments away from outstanding amenities.

Georgina Heights in Keswick: Georgina Heights offers gorgeously appointed 40-foot and 50-foot singles that have all the desired features and finishes. Conveniently located at Church Street and Woodbine Avenue and a five-minute drive away from Cooks Bay, all modern conveniences are at your doorstep.

Kingsview Ridge in Oshawa: Kingsview Ridge is located at Shankel Road and Townline Road, offering 30-, 36- and 40-foot singles with a variety of designs and floorplan options, perfect for families of any size. This impressive location is ideal for commuters, with quick access to Highway 407, Highway 401 and the Oshawa GO Transit station. Discover convenience at your fingertips.

Don’t miss out on these newly open and upcoming communities. Discover Living with Treasure Hill.

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Blueprint Workshop revolutionizes new home consumer research

As its slogan “You are the Blueprint” attests, National Homes takes homebuyer feedback seriously when planning its homes and communities.

Always an industry innovator, the company has now revolutionized the concept of traditional focus groups and consumer research with the National Homes Blueprint Workshop, a ground-breaking event that explored how homeowners feel about their homes, how they live in them, and what type of design, features and technology they believe will improve their lives.

The January Blueprint Workshop brought together creative design thinkers with dozens of past and potential future National Homes buyers of varied ages and demographics. They gathered in the IBM Innovation Space at Venture Labs in Markham, along with National Homes staff, designers, architects, engineers and partner leaders for a THINKTANK dedicated to new homes. Students from York University’s Schulich School of Business real estate master’s program also participated.

They broke into four small groups with partner leaders to engage in discussions, presentations and interviews. IBM helped to design and facilitate the workshop.

When IBM’s expertise in human-centred design indicates that the conversation is less about features and functions, and more about users and outcomes, businesses are more successful. It’s about understanding what matters to clients, how they see the world and getting to know them.

“With a typical focus group, people are sitting behind a screen or mirror with a facilitator and it’s structured,” says Deena Pantalone, director of marketing innovation and managing partner for National Homes. “This was more relaxed and comfortable. Rather than asking things such as, ‘Which interior finish do you like,’ we discussed generally how it feels to live in a house.”

The workshop’s purpose was to provide in-depth insight into homebuyers’ needs and desires, to further research and development efforts to position National Homes as a builder that values innovation and is responsive to its customers.

The day delved into the homeowner experience beyond bricks and mortar, explored new technology and time-saving solutions, as well as how to make the homebuying experience unique. It explored the idea of community, looking not just solely at homeowners’ needs, but what their parents and children might need as well.

Participants were selected based on responses to a survey sent to registrants from National Homes’ communities, along with current homeowners.

Partner leaders included Karl Vredenburg, Director IBM Design Worldwide Client Programs and head of IBM Studios Canada; Professor James McKellar, Associate Dean External Relations and Director of the Brookfield Centre in Real Estate and Infrastructure at the Schulich School of Business; Raphael Wong and Matt Lennan of ThoughtWire, a leading Canadian digital intelligence company; Jenna Zaza of The Interactive Abode, a technology company that allows purchasers to virtually decorate their new homes and make finishing selections online; Jason Disher, Logan Stewart, Tyler Balding and Yonnas Tecle of Panasonic, a company that makes state-of-theart home products; and Bob Storey, Andreas C. Leuth and Greg Jefferies of Sto Canada Ltd., a leader in high-performance building cladding options.

“Innovation has always been a staple of our corporate foundation,” says Pantalone. “I’ve travelled to leading international cities where this type of research is being carried out. We want to anticipate homeowner problems and provide solutions by thinking ahead. We want to provide futuristic homes that are affordable.”

Workshop participants got a glimpse into some of the future possibilities. For example, ThoughtWire has changed the way people act with their built environment with its software. It has played a transformative role in digitizing healthcare facilities, speeding up workflow and improving patient experience with automation and real-time interactions between medical staff, systems and devices. For instance, patients can control the temperature in their rooms, medical personnel get real-time patient information on their devices and elevators can be programmed so food carts delivering patient meals won’t be delayed. Some of this technology can be adapted for residential use.

Panasonic might be best known for home entertainment products in Canada, but the company has a comprehensive lineup of home-related products and builds entire new home communities in Japan. Participants learned about the Shimau Principle – the art of space and harmony where everything is in its rightful place. Panasonic offers comprehensive storage and organization solutions. Developed in Japan, where people live in smaller spaces, the solutions are a great fit for condos — or any home — as many homeowners do not utilize space to its best advantage.

Attendees got to see, touch and feel EcoShapes from Sto Canada, a product that has been used in Europe for more than 30 years but is new to Canada. It reduces energy costs, provides a higher R-value and reduces the home’s carbon footprint. Sto’s forward-thinking products contribute to creating a superior energy-efficient home.

Zaza, founder of The Interactive Abode, explained how pop culture, online sites and TV shows inspired development of her interactive software that allows purchasers the time to research and make decisions about their new home selections from the comfort of their own homes. It uses photo-realistic renderings to take the guesswork out of decisions between standard or upgrade options and allows buyers to visualize how colour selections and finishes will look in their new residence. Zaza says in the last five years, sales centres have incorporated software that helps with homebuying, but the process was lacking in the design studio. Zaza brought four laptops for workshop participants to try the online design studio for themselves.

Pantalone is excited about the possibilities the Blueprint Workshop offered and sees this as the springboard for more collaborative sessions with homeowners and other partners to transform the builder-buyer relationship.

“Our slogan, ‘You Are the Blueprint,’ means something to us as a company,” she said. “This will allow us to take our relationship with our purchasers to a whole new level and create a more meaningful buying and living experience for them.”

National Homes looks forward to offering some of their latest “bright ideas” at upcoming new home communities in 2018 and 2019 including Markham, Bradford, Brampton, Courtice and Burlington.

National Homes returns to Bradford with Phase 2 of The Forest, featuring elegant homes and stunning architecture.
National Homes returns to Bradford with Phase 2 of The Forest, featuring elegant homes and stunning architecture.

NATIONAL HOMES

Visit National Homes online for more information and to register for previews before the public openings in communities in Markham, Bradford, Brampton, Courtice and Burlington.

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