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When Brian and Holly decided it was time for a new home, they faced a tricky decision. They wanted a new home, but they adored their beautiful property in the rolling hills of Ontario’s countryside. How could they leave it behind for a new home?


Brian and Holly had always wanted to build a new home. They owned 16 acres of land just 10 minutes north of their existing property, so they decided to build their dream home there. And of course, with the decision to build their own custom home came the next question—which builder should they choose?


“We chose Quality Homes because we liked the house designs and finishes better than the other companies we looked at. We were even able to visit someone who built the model we liked. A number of people also recommended Quality Homes to us.”


Once the big decision was made, it was time to get to work! With the help from our Sales and Drafting team, Brian and Holly selected our stylish Lindsay design, which was mirrored to better suit their lot and the driveway that they would be building on.

“We added a 3-car garage to add extra storage for vehicles and equipment, and had a few unique features of our own that we wanted to include, like stained-glass windows and a hand-painted ceramic sink.”


The Lindsay is a beautiful 3-bedroom bungalow perfectly designed to balance public and private spaces within the home. Bedrooms are tucked away along one side of the home, with the mudroom and laundry along another. This leaves the rest of the design to become an open-concept kitchen, living, and dining room with plenty of bright windows to showcase the views of this beautiful property.


Some key features of their Custom Lindsay home include:


  • 1,800 sq. ft. (107’ x 46’ footprint)
  • 3 bedrooms & 2 bathrooms
  • Open concept kitchen/dining/living area
  • Breezeway to 3-car garage
  • Side screened porch


Before their home went into construction in our indoor production facility in Kenilworth, Brian and Holly got to choose all of the beautiful features and finishes to bring their design dreams to life. From choosing hardwood flooring for the bedroom to a natural beige ceramic tile for the kitchen area, the Quality Homes’ Design & Décor Team worked closely with the new homeowners to find the right look and style for each room. Read on to see the final selections.


Soon Brian and Holly’s country home was ready to be delivered. A strong foundation was laid, the quality construction was finished, and it was time to hit the road! In February 2020, their home was transported in modules from the Quality Homes Factory in Kenilworth to their property just outside of Tottenham (near Barrie).

But although installation went as smoothly as ever, there was one bump in the road—the first wave of COVID-19 shutdowns pressed pause on the process before our on-site team was able to finish.


However, Quality Homes never quits. After just a short pause, our site team was able to get the job done safely and efficiently, even with the challenges that a global pandemic presented.


At Quality Homes, we have everything under one roof. Our dedicated team is here to help manage the entire building process, making it as easy and stress-free as possible. With our unique homebuilding process, this allows us to maintain the same full-time employees who know the process like the back of their hands. This gives Quality Homes the advantage of teamwork that’s rare to find in construction, which became more important than ever. And because of this incredible ability, Brian and Holly were able to move into their brand new home that same month.


“Our Building experience was great. All of Quality’s employees were wonderful to deal with. Our Building Consultant Jean spent many hours designing our house and advising us on good choices. Kimberley in Cookstown helped us navigate the permit process as well as many other parts of the building process. Our Foundation Manager Frank did a great job on the foundation and our Site Supervisor Paul was terrific supervising the construction of the house.”


In Fall 2023, we visited Brian and Holly to photograph their charming countryside retreat.

Exterior Features:


  • Vinyl Siding by Gentek – Colour: Midnight Surf
  • 7-Inch Vinyl Shakes – Colour: Windswept Smoke
  • 3-Foot Estate Stone Skirt by Shouldice – Colour: Wiarton
  • Stamped Carriage Garage Door – Colour: Bronze
  • Shingles by Owens Corning – Colour: Driftwood

Living Room Features:


  • Hardwood Flooring by Mirage – Colour: Sierra Maple
  • Custom Stained-Glass Window
  • Pacific Energy Super Classic Woodburning Fireplace


Kitchen Features:


  • Maple Flat Slab Wall Cabinetry by Woodland Horizon – Painted ‘Swiss Coffee’
  • Maple Flat Slab Island Cabinetry by Woodland Horizon – Stained ‘Buckskin’
  • White Ceramic Tile Backsplash by Centura – Masia Series
  • Quartz Countertops by HanStone – Colour: Smoke
  • Camerist Chrome One-Handle Low Arc Pullout Kitchen Faucet by Moen
  • Stainless Steel Double Bowl Undermount Sink by Kindred
  • Ceramic Tile by Centura – Ardoise Series – Colour: Sahara Beige
  • Stainless Steel Range Hood

Ensuite Features:


  • Custom Vanity by Woodland Horizon
  • Custom Painted Ceramic Sink
  • Exhibit Acrylic Tub by MAAX
  • Custom Stained-Glass Window
  • Ceramic Tile Flooring by Centura – Boreal Series – Colour: Silver

Thank you so much, Brian and Holly! We’re so happy to have you join the Quality Homes Family.

Thinking about building your own custom home or cottage? Contact us today.



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