Active Sunday, July 01, 2012
Energy-efficient homes with award-winning designs
Stonecroft is an exquisitely landscaped adult-lifestyle community situated near the banks of Southwestern Ontario's Nith River. This award-winning development, nestled between Kitchener, Stratford and London, offers a distinctive blend of small-town charm and cityculture savvy, attracting residents from across Ontario.
Often referred to as a "Little Corner of Heaven on Earth", Stonecroft is perfect for those wanting to downsize, spend more time with friends and family and continue to maintain an active adult lifestyle.
There are currently just over 400 residents at Stonecroft and this development continues to uniquely redefine the Wilmot Township landscape. The award-winning design of Stonecroft's clay brick low-maintenance freehold homes include standard interlock driveways; pressure-treated decks; central air and heating; vaulted ceilings; custom cabinetry; and a variety of hardwood and ceramic tile floors.
The two-bedroom bungalows can be personalized to suit individual needs, which include a carefully planned combination of old-world craftsmanship and modern amenities. Every Stonecroft home is accentuated with the finest attention to colourcoordinated detail.
When it comes to energy efficiency, Stonecroft Homes has exceeded standard building practices. In fact, Stonecroft is the only active adult lifestyle builder in Ontario to use Greenhouse Certified Construction which reduces energy costs by 30 per cent and water costs by 25 per cent. The builder/developer is passionate about creating healthy homes with higher energy standards and better air quality.
Stonecroft community developer/visionary Mike Schout, is the mastermind behind Stonecroft's 18,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art recreation centre – the crowning glory of this exceptional housing development, and the heart of this adult-lifestyle community. The centre has everything today's active adult could possibly wish for: aquafit classes in the saltwater pool; tennis courts and ping pong, organized billiard and mixed golf tournaments; gourmet cooking classes; painting lessons; and numerous social soirees hosted on the two spacious patios, or in the ever-popular multi-purpose facility. For nature lovers, Stonecroft offers five kilometres of walking/cycling trails that are maintained year round.
Beyond the recreation centre and trails, another key element of the Stonecroft community is its proximity to medical services, shopping, fine dining, golf courses, and the variety of local activities in nearby tourist destinations, from The Stratford Shakespeare Festival to the St Jacob's Farmer's Market.
With its fabulous custom-designed homes, impeccably maintained landscape, bustling recreation centre and close proximity to every imaginable amenity, Stonecroft is the keystone to the future in quality, active-adult living – truly a community within a community.
Located at 159 Stonecroft Way in New
Hamburg, the Stonecroft Presentation
Centre and Model Homes are open
daily from noon to 5 pm.