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Known as the gateway to the Thousand Islands, the town of Gananoque is ideally located between Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and New York state. From the breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River to the warmth and hospitality of the locals, “Gan” — as many refer to it — is quickly becoming a popular choice for new homebuyers. Stone & South condos is the area’s newest development and is sure to be a success with its excellent location directly on the water, resort-like amenities and luxury features and finishes.


The project by Kingston developer CaraCo Development, consists of two boutique six-storey buildings with a total of 125 suites. Designed with the historic and natural surroundings in mind, the residence features a contemporary exterior characterized by natural stone cladding, floor-to-ceiling windows and grand balconies to take in the sights.


To learn more about the project, BuzzBuzzNews recently visited the Discovery Centre which is now open at 5 King Street East in a former retail building just five minutes west of the site.


The short drive from Highway 401 to the Discovery Centre includes a stretch through Gan’s village-like downtown core lined with shops and restaurants, like local favourites The Socialist Pig, Riva and Anthony’s.


Architecture buffs will have plenty to see thanks to the many heritage buildings that dot the area such as the Town Hall, historic Clock Tower and old mansions that have been converted into bed and breakfasts. The Centre itself is across the street from Confederation Park located on the banks of the Gananoque River.


Priced from $276,900 the Reid & Siemonsen-designed suites feature wide plank engineered hardwood floors, high ceilings and custom-designed kitchens with shaker-style cabinets and the choice of open shelving or full height uppers. The kitchens also come equipped with granite or quartz countertops and an appliance package with a stainless steel dishwasher, stove, range hood and counter-depth Fisher & Paykel refrigerator.


The layouts range in size from 524 square feet to 1,547 square feet and were designed to make the most of the development’s waterfront location. Each unit boasts generous outdoor space including eight-foot deep balconies and terraces up to 325 square feet. Plus, 90 per cent of units have beautiful views of the St. Lawrence River and the Thousand Islands, while the remainder offer sweeping views of the city and its historic architecture.


The majority of suites also feature a ‘flex’ space which can be used as a den, office or guest room. However, prospective homebuyers who require even more space can combine units and customize the floorplans to suit their style and needs.


Amenities at Stone & South include an elegant lobby with fireplace, bike, canoe and kayak storage and a state-of-the-art fitness centre. When entertaining large parties, residents can reserve a stunning entertainment lounge complete with kitchen, dining room, games room and WiFi internet access. They’ll also have access to a private off-leash dog park, swimming dock and a private marina with boat slips starting from $35,000. Equipped with a power supply and deckhand, the private boat slips make it easy to spend a day out fishing, swimming or just cruising the St. Lawrence!


Sound like the type of lifestyle you’re looking for? Be sure to visit the Stone & South Discovery Centre, open Wednesdays through Sundays from noon to 5pm or by appointment.


Photo: Simon Tuckett

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