Volume 1 - Winter 2008

Clayton Village: A Home Within A Village Within A City

by Susan Kerschbaumer

It’s urban and hip, rural and tranquil – everything the modern homeowner dreams of, all in one perfect place.

Clayton Village manages to strike the ultimate balance between the buzz of the big city and the draw of the old-fashioned neighbourhood. Sit down with an expertly poured latté and a newspaper at a local café – or share a pot of tea and some gossip on a neighbour’s front porch. Take the kids on a walk to the mall – or head down a leafy path with no one to answer to but a couple of chirping birds and your favourite canine companion. In Clayton, green space isn’t at odds with easy access to commuter routes. Vegetable stands coexist happily with high-end bistros and wineries. Antique stores are as prevalent as major retailers.

And the living choices are just as varied. At Heritance, it’s all about classic Craftsman-style dream homes. At Compass, it’s contemporary townhouses.

“Heritance is about real houses with soul,” says Sales Manager Neil Klassen. “Heritance is grassy backyards and quaint, neighbourly streets; verandas and bright, open floor plans; classic crown moulding and shaker cabinets – the kind of houses perfect for building a life and taking part in a community.”

Two long-awaited Heritance display homes are now open for viewing. Both homes boast the exceptional levels of finishing and detailing that have become a Townline trademark. The first, decorated by Gannon Ross Designs, is a fully furnished three bedroom Plan A home at 2,652 sq. ft. In the second, the Townline construction team have converted the finished basement into a fully finished suite, complete with two bedrooms and all appliances; an upgrade option now available for the unbelievable price of $7,000. A finished basement suite at Heritance offers a wealth of additional possibilities: set up a secure home for a grown child or an aging parent; rent it out as a mortgage helper; build your own home-based business; or just spread out and enjoy the luxury of all that extra space.

A few blocks away, Compass offers a collection of contemporary westcoast-inspired townhomes and apartments. “The Clayton community is a mix of vibrant local amenities, parks, and schools for all ages,” says Sales Manager Elise Sangster. Outdoor recreation is plentiful, too, with two golf courses, tennis courts and an outdoor pool. And the townhomes themselves are spectacular. Luxurious features inside – imported granite countertops, hand-set tiles, over-height cabinets, and sleek stainless appliances – and fenced yards and private garages outside make Compass the ideal urban oasis. “With only a few townhomes remaining for sale, the highly successful community is now largely occupied and happily bustling with activity,” says Sangster.

Soon, Clayton Rise will round out Clayton’s offerings – classic two and three-bedroom townhomes available in the Fall of 2009.

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