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HOMES&CONDOS T O D AY ’ S

NEW HOME BUYER’S GUIDE SERVING TORONTO & YORK REGION FEBRUARY 13 - FEBRUARY 26

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Pratt Homes’ stunning award-winning Hudson Model Home at Manhattan

Manhattan townhomes a major draw in Barrie You could live in a spacious townhome in an urban setting beside Barrie’s Eco Park... See Page 2.


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COVER STORY

Get more for your townhome dollar at Manhattan in Barrie The opportunity to live in a spacious townhome for prices beginning from just $190,990 can be yours at Pratt Homes’ popular Manhattan community in Barrie. Yes, $190,990! On top of that, Pratt offers the lowest deposit structure in Canada and the lowest condo fees in Barrie. Plus, if you purchase now, you can save thousands (see a sales representative for details). Where can you find that kind of townhome value in the GTA? Many of Pratt’s beautiful towns are even move-in ready, so there’s no waiting to begin your new life in this ideal location. Manhattan is rightly known as a place “Where Urban Meets Nature” with Barrie’s fabulous Eco-Park next door. In fact, Manhattan is Barrie’s only Eco-Park community. Imagine having immediate access to this natural area that is part of the Bear Creek wetlands and includes a walking trail, playground, pond, mature trees and a multitude of wildlife. Convenience is also part of everyday life at Manhattan, which is situated just minutes from every amenity a family could want including access to Highway 400. One of Canada’s fastest-growing urban areas, the City of Barrie offers a fabulous four-season lifestyle less than an hour’s drive from Toronto. From Kempenfelt Bay’s sandy beaches and water sports to more than a dozen ski resorts, spectacular shopping venues, live theatre, the Barrie

Molson Centre, art galleries and so many golf courses that it’s known as Myrtle beach North, Barrie is a natural residential hotspot. Within this fantastic setting, Manhattan’s Phase III is already 94 per cent sold. The townhomes have the added bonus of landscaping included in the purchase price, as well as snow removal under their condominium aspect – freeing up time for residents to enjoy all the wonderful amenities around them. Pratt’s beautiful brick-and-stucco exteriors frame interiors graced with luxurious features and finishes such as plush carpet and ceramic tile flooring, 9-foot ceiling heights, and deluxe cabinetry and smooth ceilings in the kitchens and bathrooms. Be sure to tour the model homes at Manhattan, including the mustsee Hudson, winner of the prestigious 2013 Ontario Home Builders’ Association Best Interior Decorating Model Home/Suite (Under 2000 sq. ft.) Award. The two- and three-bedroom stacked townhomes range in size from 756 to 1,902 square feet and are priced from an incredible $190,990. Ask a sales representative how you can save thousands when you buy now. Adding to Manhattan’s appeal, Pratt Homes fulfills the mantra “Promise only what you can deliver … then deliver more than you promise”! Pratt holds the

distinction of being Barrie’s largest builder since 1890, and has earned a reputation for quality and integrity. The opportunity to save thousands on townhomes that are already priced far below comparable homes in the GTA is attracting an overwhelming response. Act now, before these towns are all snapped up. Visit Pratt Homes’ Manhattan sales office at 40 Ferndale Drive South. Hours are Monday to Thursday from 1 to 8 p.m.; Saturday, Sunday and holidays 12 to 5 p.m.; Friday closed. For more information, call 1-800-298-9906 or 705-733-0300, or visit www.pratt-manhattan.com.


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YORK REGION’S NEW HOME BUYER’S GUIDE

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Oak Knoll is Richmond Hill’s rare and inspiring community

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acking onto nearly 100 acres of nature, this beautiful landscape of rolling hills and mature trees is the perfect setting for Acorn Homes’ signature architecture and streetscapes. Located at Yonge and Bloomington, Oak Knoll’s central location gives you easy access to shopping, schools, the 400 series highways and golf courses. As an exclusive member of the Oak Knoll community, you will discover a new form of condominium living where you own your home and share ownership of the

private community amenities. This includes the wonderful parks, view points, streets, sidewalks and walkways that surround you. Oak Knoll’s Carriage Collection features Acorn’s distinctive detached homes on 28foot lots. This collection offers three-bedroom home designs ranging from 1,842 sq ft to 2,539 sq ft, starting at $614,900. They also offer private rear lane garages for a streetscape that highlights the architecture of these homes. Right now, you can take advantage of a bonus of $5,000 in free upgrades and a landscape package.

The Signature Collection features Acorn’s detached homes on 38-foot lots. True to the Acorn name, they have put a lot of planning and insight through tremendous grading to create homes that allow you to embrace nature with walk-out basements and amazing views. Ranging from 2,466 sq ft to 3,298 sq ft, you can choose from three or four bedroom designs starting at $749,900. Take advantage of a bonus of $7,500 in free upgrades and a landscape package. One of the popular designs is the fourbedroom “Red Oak” on a 38-foot lot. At 2,680 sq ft, Elevation A features a secondfloor balcony over the front porch. The 2,700 sq ft, Elevation B is equally stunning, with dramatic stone accents. Inside, the sunken foyer leads to the main open-concept space, which encompasses a generous dining room and living room. The spacious flow continues through to the breakfast room and kitchen, where the large windows and garden door provide considerable natural light, and the flush breakfast bar and built-in pantry add convenience. Upstairs, the sunken family room with a gas fireplace allow for some quite gatherings. The master bedroom has a large walk-in closet and sumptuous, lightfilled ensuite with an oval tube and a separate shower. Each home will of course be designed and constructed to Acorn’s meticulous standards and will adhere to Energy Star’s performance requirements. Features and finishes for these homes include clay brick and enriched stone exteriors with classic steep pitched roofs and decorative dentil board, nine-foot ceilings, trimmed archways, custom fireplaces and luxurious master suites. Ask about their finished basement package. Model homes coming soon. The Oak Knoll sales office is located at 13715 Yonge Street and Bloomington Road, Richmond Hill. Call 905.773.9257 or visit acornhomes.ca.


Then head to the Bowmanville new Home Centre, located at martin Road just south of Highway #2! an intimate 4-storey condominium residence that offers an elegant, maintenance-free lifestyle, located next to the future Go Station. Priced from

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a unique crescent of only 42 bungalows and detached homes ranging in size to over 4,000 sq.ft. Priced from the

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an exclusive cul-de-sac of only 18 homes located within a short walk of Clarington west main Central area - shopping, restaurants, theatre and Go Station. Priced from the

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21 luxury executive townhomes, offering oversized garages and 9 ft. ceilings on main floor. Priced from the high

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Here, you’ll find everything you need to know about exciting new home communities in Bowmanville. New maintenance free condominiums and an amazing selection of qualitybuilt homes including luxury bungalows, detached homes and executive townhomes. In our Décor Studio you’ll touch and feel all the latest new home finishes, including the latest trends and most stylish colours.

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