Saturday, November 22, 2014

The Lora Bay home is one of our most popular custom homes


What is one of your most popular homes that you have built?


We built a custom home in Lora Bay which is a golf course community on the outskirts of the town of Thornbury in Ontario.

The home is about 3000 sqft with a partially finished basement that extents the liveable square footage to 3800. The home is situated on a large treed lot and is professionally landscaped with a large heated in-ground pool and pool house in the backyard.

It has earth toned coloured wood siding and white vinyl windows on the outside with an asphalt shingled roof that blends in nicely with the natural surroundings of the other homes in the area and the golf course that is directly across the road.

Inside the home has an open concept feeling with the kitchen flowing in the great room that has cathedral ceilings and the dining room off to the side sharing part of the space. It gives the home the feeling of grandness without having to be overly large. In the corner of the great room is a wood burning fireplace that has a manufactured stone and wood mantle above.  This feature helps give the great room some added warmth on those cold winter nights and somewhere to gather after skiing at the local ski resorts that are just down the road.

The Eldorado manufactured stone that is on the fireplace is also present around the outside of the house as an accent helping to give the home that natural country cottage feeling that a lot of the homes in the area have.

Off the great room is the master bedroom that has cathedral ceilings with enough space to accommodate a small seating area. There is a separate ensuite bathroom off to the side that is complete with shower, whirlpool tub, toilet and sink with a seating area for the application of makeup.

There is a powder room, laundry room and a small office on the same level. Upstairs there are 2 more good sized bedrooms and a bathroom for guests. The floors on the main level are all dark oak as are the stairs in the home.

The downstairs has a rec. room with another bedroom, a mechanical room and a storage room. The show piece of the basement is the wine room that being in the basement has no problems staying cool. The basement has carpet throughout allowing everyone’s feet to stay warm and cozy.

The two car garage that is out front allows you to not only park your car out of the snow but also a place to store all your toys.

The overall cost of the home was not exurbanite in any way and the homeowners tell me that the home is extremely easy to heat with a high efficiency natural gas furnace. In fact the homeowner admitted to me that it costs them more to heat the pool a year then it does to heat the pool.

I have built many different types, shapes, sizes, colours and styles of homes but this Lora Bay home is by far the one home I get the most calls about when people review our website.

Rob Abbott
Village Builders Inc.

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