There’s something special about living near the water. It pulls you in, makes you feel relaxed and connected with nature. So many people dream of living near the lake but it can be cost prohibitive, well no more. Homes by DeSantis is bringing luxury lakeshore living to Grimsby with the release of their new mid-rise Condominium community, aptly named AquaBlu. President Gabriel DeSantis had this to say about the project, “We’ve become very good at staying ahead of the curve, people want to live at the lake, they want luxury and easy access to major centres all at an affordable price.” This outstanding development fits the bill and includes; 120 Condominium Residences and an exclusive release of 4 Townhomes, starting from an unbelievable $189,900, a cost well-suited for first time home-buyers.
Homes by DeSantis has assembled the brightest and best from the industry to create AquaBlu. Starting with the critically acclaimed architectural firm KNY Architects, who have recently designed several award winning condominium buildings in the GTA. KNY Architects have devised AquaBlu to have an abundance of glass as a response to its setting along the shores of Lake Ontario. Floor to ceiling glass windows allow homeowners the full experience of the glorious natural landscape. Modeled after the boutique hotels in South Beach Miami the interior will be crafted by the dynamic team at Tomas Pearce Interior Design Consulting of Toronto. This design firm brings global style, sophistication and elegance to everything they touch. Their mark will be seen in each suite but also the outstanding building amenity areas including a sprawling sky lounge terrace, the soaring 2 storey lobby, fitness and yoga centre, the club room and a games room. Enhancing all of this will be a custom sculpture located in the roundabout in front of the lobby entrance. To ensure a unique design for this public art Homes by DeSantis will be running a competition open to artists throughout the GTA and Niagara region.
Of course all of this is brought together by the over 50 years of building experience at Homes by DeSantis. A builder firmly rooted in Southern Ontario, one that truly understands market trends and strives for excellence in all facets of their business.
Not only will the buildings impress, but the Town of Grimsby is undergoing a renaissance all its own. It’s become a destination for visitors year round. Grimsby downtown is lively with its summer farmer’s market, the beautiful historic landscape, ample recreation opportunities, and a wonderful selection of shopping and dining. Now, to complement these attractions, the town has committed almost 5 million dollars to create a Waterfront Trail system with wandering promenades, passage to newly constructed beaches and outdoor pavilion spaces. This new waterfront plan is occurring adjacent to AquaBlu, with trail entrances mere steps off the property. Mayor of Grimsby, Bob Bentley had this to say about the exciting changes occurring in his town “The popularity of Grimsby as a place for new development and investment in recent years is demonstrating what long-time residents have known all along, that Grimsby is a wonderful place to live, raise a family, work, play and visit. With beautiful natural landscapes and a well-planned, vibrant and friendly by nature community, Grimsby is welcoming to all who wish to take advantage of its many amenities.” Only moments away, the picturesque Fifty point Marina and the cache of Niagara Wine Country. For those working in Hamilton and the GTA access to the QEW could not be easier, less than 1 minute away at the Casablanca exit. Further good news for commuters is the current GO Bus pickup at Casablanca and South Service Road. GO transit also reports that this location is poised to be part of their Niagara expansion plan for GO Train service. The town of Grimsby continues to grow and as part of the Hamilton market area it continues to be one of the best places in Southern Ontario to invest. As an example the average increase in housing prices for Ontario was 3.6 per cent compared to Hamilton’s 5.1 per cent. This means that AquaBlu is not only affordable for first time buyers or empty nesters but is also an ideal purchase for investors.
With the launch still months away demand is already rising with daily phone calls or emails to Homes by DeSantis regarding the project. AquaBlu represents architectural distinction and an endearing lifestyle in a boutique environment that will delight even the most discerning buyer. Interested parties should register at www.aquablucondo.com to be added to the contact list. For more information call Homes by DeSantis Head Office at 905.664.7288