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TORRENTIAL RAIN DID NOT DETER HOMEOWNERS of The Verandas in Port Hope from attending a Welcome to the Neighbourhood Barbecue hosted by Geranium Homes on Saturday, June 22. Residents have been moving in to this new community of detached bungalow homes since March. “We had a good representation from both those who have moved in and others waiting for their homes to be built and completed this fall,” said Sue Webb Smith, Geranium’s marketing director. “We always host community get togethers for our homebuyers and find it really helps when neighbours meet one another even before they move in to their homes.”

A second phase offering new 48- and 42-ft. lots was released for sale during the weekend and many who came to view Phase 2 stayed for the barbecue. The Verandas is equally appealing to empty nesters and young families who appreciate the designs and affordability of these fully detached Energy Star qualified homes.

Three fully furnished and decorated Model Homes are open to tour which provide visitors with an opportunity to experience the great use of space in these modest sized homes and gain a feel for the quality of finishes included in every home. Set on 42- and 48-ft. lots, 10 different floorplans of two- and three-bedrooms are avail-able with optional plans for more choice; including finished basement areas. Sizes range from 1,118 sq. ft. up to 2,397 sq. ft. (with optional finished lower level included). Phase 2 prices start from $277,900 for a 42-ft. lot.

Located just minutes from Port Hope’s historic downtown, The Verandas will have a landscaped park, walking paths and gazebo overlooking a pond

upon completion. Situated within a private 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.

In addition to “Geranium Green” excellent construction standards, the homes at The Verandas 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.

Port Hope’s many amenities and conveniences are nearby, including municipal transit and VIA rail. The Verandas is just south of Hwy. 401, a 50-minute drive to Toronto and 30 minutes from Oshawa and Peterbor-ough. The new Northumberland Hills Hospital is 10 minutes away. The Verandas neighbourhood is close to parkland, schools and shops.

Geranium Homes has been creating family neighbour-hoods 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.

The Verandas sales centre is located on Marsh Road, just west of Toronto Street. Hwy. 401 Exit 461 Welcome/Port Hope. Hours are 11 am to 5 p.m. Saturday to Thursday. Closed Friday. Call 1.877.540.0555 or visit

New Home Guide
July 20, 2013