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Special Showcase March/April 2023

Vranic Homes

Interior features include quartz countertops and light hardwood throughout, an electric fireplace in the great room, a complete sound system and full security with cameras.

exterior house with garage

As John Vranic gears up to start building in Phase 3 in Ilderton’s Clear Skies neighbourhood, home seekers can see his design and features in a model home. “We’re showcasing lots of upgrades and some innovations by interior designer Sarah St. Amand,” Vranic says. New to the Vranic Homes team, Brantford-based St. Amand has worked with clients across southern Ontario for a quarter century.

The model, at just over 1,800 square feet, is a two-storey, fourbedroom home. The interior palette is white with gold accents in lighting and plumbing fixtures with a pop of contrast on the black doors. The exterior is white brick and Hardie Board with white stone accents and black windows.

small kitchen

Interior features include quartz countertops and light hardwood throughout, an electric fireplace in the great room, a complete sound system and full security with cameras. To maximize space, the kitchen dinette includes banquette seating beneath rear windows and an oval table.

Vranic is again offering a $7,500 package for window coverings through London’s Made In The Shade Blinds & More.

He is enthusiastic about the attractions of Ilderton, with its small town charm yet just a short drive from the big-city amenities in North London.

Domus Developments

Condos come to Port Stanley Landings

aerial view of port stanley

Compass Point 52-unit condominium development is taking shape at Domus Developments’ Port Stanley Landings. “We are excited to say the first homeowners have moved into this unique community,” says project developer Mike Mescia. “The second construction phase is well underway, and construction of the community pool is on the horizon.”

The homes are themed with deep contrasting colours and materials, tying into the village’s lakeside character. Standard features include vaulted ceilings and gas fireplaces in the great rooms, tray ceilings in the primary bedrooms and oversized rear windows with transoms. These custom details provide an ambiance of space and breathability.

Kitchens showcase solid surface counters and custom cabinets in a selection of styles and finishes. Main bathrooms have soaker tubs and primary bedroom ensuites have custom tile walk-in showers.

open concept kitchen living room

Interiors also include engineered hardwood flooring, carpeting in bedrooms and porcelain tile in the foyer, kitchen, dining room and bathrooms. Lower levels, including roughed-in bathrooms and fullsize windows, may be finished as an upgrade.

Exteriors feature stone on the front and a three-foot stone ledge with Hardie Board horizontal siding around the side and rear. Homeowners enjoy covered front porches and rear paving-stone patios.

Landings is nestled in the northeast sector of this Lake Erie village, on East Street south of Dexter Line.

Doug Tarry Homes

“Our move-in-ready quick possession homes are ready when the client is.”

living room

Building a new home – with options for planning the layout and choosing colours and materials - can be a rewarding experience, but it’s not always a practical one. Factors such as the timing of a job change or a quick sale closing on an existing home can necessitate a faster move. For buyers in these situations, who want a brand new home, Doug Tarry Homes has a solution.

The builder has a selection of more than two dozen quick possession homes in several neighbourhoods across St. Thomas. “Our move-inready quick possession homes are ready when the client is,” says sales manager Suzie Dennis. “The house price is set so they will know exactly what their costs are.”


The homes range in size and style including detached and semidetached bungalows, one- and two-storey and split-level models. Many come with features that would normally be upgrades, such as hardsurface countertops, hardwood and ceramic flooring, fireplaces, and some finished basements.

Dennis notes that all Doug Tarry Homes are Energy Star certified and Net Zero Ready, meaning they are more energy efficient than those built to existing codes. The houses offer peace of mind for home maintenance by being enrolled in the Tarion new home warranty program.

Spheero Homes

“All aspects of our clients’ dream homes are completed to the highest standards. We are there every step of the way.”


“Anything worth doing is worth overdoing,” says Jay Stegehuis. It’s the philosophy he brings to his company, Spheero Homes, a fullservice design and build company that specializes in custom homes and renovations.

Stegehuis has been designing and building homes since 2003 and cites quality craftsmanship and integrity as the hallmarks of his business. He says he and his team work diligently to build a strong comfort level with clients, encouraging communication throughout the process to ensure expectations are met.

“Customer service is paramount in all that we do,” he says. “All aspects of our clients’ dream homes are completed to the highest standards. We are there every step of the way, working side-by-side with our trusted contractors, to ensure the home they deserve is delivered on time and within the established budget.”


Spheero Homes offers more than a dozen home plans that customers can choose from, making modifications along the way to suit their needs. Conversely, designers will work with clients to create their own dream home vision.

All Spheero homes are registered with the Tarion New Homes Warranty program.