We’re excited to report that the Lighthaus townhome project on Florence Street in Brockton Village launches today. While the launch officially happens tonight, I managed to get a tour of the sales centre yesterday and even snagged a few sales brochures…
I’m pleased to be able to share some official details about Lighthaus Brockton vs. all the speculation and gossip I’ve been sharing for the last few months) – and, get ready for it – I have floorplans!
In short: I absolutely love Lighthaus. If you read this blog regularly, you know that I don’t tend to gush and that despite seeing dozens of properties every week, I rarely fall in love in love with properties for myself. Today that changes: I’m in love with Lighthaus, and get ready for some gushing.
- For starters, they’ve re-named the project Lighthaus Brockton (from Lighthaus Beaconsfield) which of course is much more accurate – west of Dufferin is Brockton Village, east of Dufferin is Beaconsfield.
- Lighthaus will be comprised of 20 modern luxury townhomes, ranging in size from 2,195 to 3,380 sqft
- Most of the townhouses will be 20 feet wide (that’s bigger than most lots in the area) and feature 3 bedrooms plus a den
- As promised, most of the towns have 2 underground parking spots (wicked cool)
- The designs are contemporary and the spaces light-filled, with cool beams of natural sunlight and skylights throughout the spaces
- Lighthaus townhomes feature 3 levels of living space + a basement (possible nanny suite?)
- The interiors of the units were designed by Cecconi Simone (can’t go wrong there).
- The 3rd floor is a master retreat with a huge master bathroom; the model bathroom features some of the coolest sinks I’ve ever seen – though I wish the square bathtub was a stand-alone – it’s my only complaint to be honest.
- The kitchen layout and design is absolutely gorgeous; I suspect the kitchen will become the heart and soul of the homes. Beautifully integrated into the living and dining areas, it has tons of built-in storage and great natural light thanks to a skylight 3 storesys above; Great Gulf has set a new standard with their “standard” finishes – including including Miele appliances–brilliant! The built-in dining table upgrade is wicked cool.
- A big open living area (complete with fireplace) leads to a sizeable outdoor terrace which will have a retractable canopy and privacy screens (and of course, gas BBQ hookups).
- The builder, Great Gulf, is known for building quality projects. While Lighthaus isn’t exactly pre-fabricated, the framing of the house is pre-constructed meaning it will arrive at Florence Street in panels–and meaning much more exact construction and a shorter construction time.
- Lighthaus has prioritized energy efficiency, sustainability and acoustic sound separation – meaning you can not only live in a gorgeous environment, but you can feel good about it too.
- We’re excited by the Lighthaus landscaping plans too – though of course we’re biased because we live only a few doors down from Lighthaus and some great green space will be a nice replacement for the massive pre-construction hole we’ve been driving by everyday. For years. They’ll also be a gorgeous private courtyard in between the two rows of townhouses.
- Basements have direct access to the underground garage
- Ceilings are higher than average – 10 foot ceilings on the ground floor, 8 feet on the second floor and 8’6” on the third floor
- Among the luxurious finishes: gas fireplaces, solid oak staircases, built-in cabinetry, granite, Corian or Silestone counters in the kitchen.
Are Lighthaus townhomes for you?
Given the prime location in Brockton Village (and proximity to a great elementary school), I suspect Lightaus will appeal mostly to young or young-at-heart couples and families. You’re literally steps from the best of West Queen West and Parkdale (now so cool that they’ve banned new restaurants and bars for a year) – and just half a block from the still-transitioning and soon to be “it” spot, Dundas West.
The Lighthaus towns are expansive, modern luxurious family spaces for the urban dweller: the kind of home where you can welcome a baby home from the hospital and tearfully send them off to university years later.
As promised, prices start at $1.15 million (and I believe go up to $1.5 million).
Want more info?
Despite all the gushing in this blog, I don’t actually work for the builder. But I can send you more information, hook you up with the best floorplans and units and represent your interests if you decide to buy a Lighthaus townhouse. It never hurts to have someone on your side when it comes to negotiating a luxury pre-construction project. Have a read about why you might want to work with a REALTOR when buying new construction.
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