With its bucolic setting overlooking the Rouge River Valley in Markham, Whittamore’s Your Farm in the City is one of the most unique outings anyone in Ajax likely takes over a calendar year.
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For Coughlan Homes CEO Scott Collins the main impetus behind the stunning design for Stonebury Gates was the site’s “beautiful geography.” “It is one of the last pieces of undeveloped land in North Ajax, with one side of the property facing onto Church Street and the other side descending into a private scenic ravine and the Duffins Creek riverbed.”
At its essence, the site has both a very private and a very public realm, making it rather singular but also presenting unique opportunities. “It’s not a ‘gated community,’ per se,” adds Collins, “but we wanted the project to function as a ‘gateway’ into this unique part of Ajax with historic Pickering Village just down the street.
Stonebury Gates brilliantly fulfills its dual function: the townhouses facing Church St. contribute to an emerging urbanized cityscape in this rapidly developing neighbourhood. Their lively street presence will help animate a sense of community and enhance the area’s already distinct “village ambience.” Inside the community the mood slightly changes, becoming something akin to a serene urban refuge, a place slightly apart. That ever so slight shift in tone is a fitting legacy to the summer camp for city kids that once stood on this site. Those modest cottages are long gone, replaced by Stonebury Gates’ sophisticated urban townhouses, but their function may not be so dissimilar. Both were designed as places to relax, recharge and be “at one” with those who mean most—family and close friends.
Where heritage and design are written in stone
Stonebury Gates has three elements: Along the urbanized street-edge on Church St. are a series of terraces of two-story courtyard townhouses, with two-car garages and optional coach houses, AKA “nanny suites,” in the back. The Church Street towns are the most urban of the project’s homes: street conscious, pedestrian friendly and actively engaged in the public realm. On the eastern side of the property are larger bungalow-style story-and-a-half townhouses on large lots with expansive backyards facing onto the ravine and Duffins Creek. Encased by nature, Stonebury’s ravine towns exude privacy and class. Finally, in the middle of the project surrounding the community pool are the more value-oriented of Stonebury’s homes: terraces of two-story townhouses with a single car garage on the front.
Nature-inspired townhomes in Ajax
Amidst picturesque woodlands and a scenic ravine, a beautiful nature-inspired community is taking shape. Welcome to Stonebury Gates. An intimate collection of 25’, 26’ and 35’ Townhomes nestled around a community pool. Stunning clay brick and stone architecture, spacious 3- and 4-bedroom designs and luxurious finishes make Stonebury Gates an idyllic place to call home for everyone, from growing families to empty nesters.
A new standard of luxury
The sumptuous interiors of Stonebury Gates are a class above the rest when it comes to luxurious living. With fully customizable interior options, standard features include sleek oak hardwood flooring, decorative columns, granite countertops, custom designed cabinetry, frameless glass showers and saoring 10’ tray ceilings, which among the many premium finishes that come in every Stonebury Gates home.