Family Perfect

The spaciousness, charm and elegance of this home makes it perfect for an active, growing family.  As you enter the welcoming foyer of this custom-built, two-storey home, your eyes are immediately drawn to the winding staircase and open loft area above where you'll find three children's bedrooms and a wonderful master suite. On the main floor, the vaulted ceilings and gourment kitchen easily accomodate daily living, family get-togethers and holiday entertaining. The living and entertaining space is extended with a private outdoor sanctuary, complete with an in-ground pool and beautiful gardens.


   Victorian Charm

Like that favorite story that has been passed on from generation to generation, this home will warm your heart.  The two-and-a-half-storey, red brick home was built c.1890 and is noted for its two-storey bays, tent roof and the one storey veranda.  The home sits on a picturesque lot in central Waterdown. Pine floors, original trim and a beautiful dining room are interior focal points that elicit visions of family gatherings stretching back over 120 years.

Retirement Retreat
Tyandaga Woodlands, Burlington

The open concept bungalow, filled with natural light, offers an ideal space for retirement living, In addition to the master bedroom and comfortable principle rooms on the main floor, the lovely kitchen opens onto a backyard haven.  The lower level has been recently transformed and includes a beautifully finished family room together with bedrooms that provide a separate retreat for visiting grandchildren. The secluded yard is a hidden a paradise with gazebo, pool, waterfall and hot tub, all surrounded by gorgeous gardens. It's a perfect home for entertaining and stunning during the holiday season!

At this home Gord Barons and some of the folks from Lifestyles by Barons will be on-hand during the Tour weekend. They'll be happy to share the intricacies of the lower level transformation and answer any questions you have about renovating.

Ireland House

The 30th Annual Holiday House Tour of Distinctive Homes includes a visit to Ireland House.  Built between 1835 and 1837, Ireland House was the home of Joseph Ireland, one of Burlington's earliest settlers. During this 30th Annual Holiday Houe Tour, experience this Burlington treasure, its architecture and special decor, ornamented in the manner of a Victorian Chrismas.  Immerse yourself within the nuances and atmosphere of a period home and enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of a bygone era.  Highlights include the home's parlour, dining room and hearth where you can stop to sample fresh baked cookies and hot cider.

Throughout the weekend, the new 'How-To' Demonstrations, offering tips on decorating and entertaining, will take place at Ireland House.  While you're at Ireland House be sure to allow enough time to enjoy some fresh baked cookies and hot cider.

Country Elegance
North Burlington

Imagine each day beginning and ending in this spectacular, 5000 square foot country home. This luxury home is nestled among the tall cedars of country living yet only minutes from all of Burlington's city amenities. The open-concept design is complemented by stunning decor where every detail has been meticulously addressed. How wonderful it would be to relax with family and friends in the state-of-the-art home theatre or on the amazing deck and pool area as you are surrounded with an abundance of natural beauty.

About the watercolour artist
Rod Adam grew up in Dundee, Scotland and spent his spare time working on tugboats on the River Tay and sketching scenes of ships and the harbour. He currently lives in Canada and continues to develop his love of painting. He is an award winning artist, has created magazine cover art, participated in exhibitions and conducted watercolour workshops.  Rod also maintains a painting and decorating business in the Golden Horsehoe area.

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