New-home buyers who are looking for excellent design, great value and high-level interior finishes in a superb location are finding it worth their while to travel beyond the Greater Toronto Area. Award-winning builder Geranium Homes is seeing many Toronto based visitors at its communities of The Verandas in Port Hope and The Village at Sally Creek in Woodstock. These locations are particularly popular among empty nesters and professional couples who find they can right-size their lifestyle with Geranium’s well designed floorplans. The Verandas is also attracting young families who appreciate the variety of plans and the affordability of these fully detached Energy Star qualified homes.
Geranium has opened three fully furnished and elegantly decorated model homes in both communities. “Visitors to our models are finding they are able to imagine themselves living in these homes quite comfortably,” says Sue Webb Smith, Geranium’s marketing director.
The Verandas, which is situated just minutes from Port Hope’s historic downtown, will have a landscaped park, walking paths and gazebo overlooking a pond. Within an enclave setting, the 117 homes have attractive exteriors featuring covered front porches, double-car garages and heritage influenced maintenance-free materials designed for beautiful streetscapes. Set on 42- and 48-ft. lots, 10 different
bungalow floorplans of two- and three bedrooms have been designed with optional plans for more variety and choice; including finished basement areas. A second phase of lots will be released for sale soon. Sizes range from 1,118 to 2,397 sq. ft. (with optional finished lower level included). Prices range from $265,900 up to $358,900.
In Woodstock, The Sally Creek nine-hole executive golf course is now open and welcoming golfers who are eager to try out their skills after the winter hiatus. “Golf is just one of the many lifestyle attractions drawing new home buyers to The Village at Sally Creek premier four-season adult-lifestyle community,” says Webb Smith. “The course is just a few minutes from our homes and the Bistro, which is open every day, is a great place to meet for a meal afterwards.” Geranium includes a free one-year golf club membership for two in the purchase price.
The Village at Sally Creek Model Homes combine thoughtful design, construction quality and interior finishes, designed by acclaimed Bryon Patton & Associates Interior Design. The furnished models demonstrate Geranium’s semi linked and fully detached bungalows and bungalow-lofts in this established neighbourhood. Semi-links start from only $289,900 and 50-ft. detached homes from $339,900. Woodstock is home to 350 hectares of parkland and open spaces, live theatre, a hospital, local transit system, recreation facilities, social clubs, dining, shopping and a farmer’s market.
In addition to excellent construction standards, Geranium’s homes are Energy Star for New Homes qualified, featuring third-party verification and up to 20 per cent energy savings (over homes built to Ontario Building Code minimum standards) from the day you move in.
Geranium Homes has been creating family neighbourhoods across Ontario for 35 years. In 2012, Geranium Homes won top industry awards: receiving The Building Industry and Land Development (BILD) Association’s Home Builder of the Year and the 2011 Canadian Home Builders’ Association Grand SAM Award.