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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