National Homes has recently released the final phase of its master-planned community, The Forest in Bradford, with the opening of a brand new Pottery Barn-furnished model home. Designed by David Nosella, the bright and spacious model home is a showcase of the latest design trends, technology and features that homebuyers are looking for. The exquisite home fuses traditional style with contemporary aesthetics and appeals to the lifestyles and tastes of a wide range of customers.


Planning for The Forest Phase 2 included a Blueprint Workshop with potential homebuyers to inform the developer of the features that they value most. A new ‘Bright Ideas’ initiative was also implemented, offering advanced tools and Smart Home technologies such as smart ventilation, a WiFi video doorbell, built-in recycling areas, and smart thermostats and door locks.


Many of these have been built into the model home including optional and standard features like the family drop zone, located off the garage entrance with storage shelves and hanging hooks.


Light-toned finishes and natural materials fill the chef-inspired kitchen giving it an organic feel, while stainless steel appliances and a motion sensor faucet add a modern touch. A pull-down cupboard is another example of a Bright Idea, eliminating the need for a stool or chair to reach items on upper cabinets.


Situated adjacent to the kitchen is a family smart centre with a desk, hidden charging station, whiteboard and plenty of shelving units.


The upper floors boasts large secondary bedrooms with a jack-and-jill bathroom, laundry centre complete with pull-down drying racks, and a multi-purpose room with a balcony. Designed to be a retreat from the world, the serene master bedroom includes a luxurious ensuite with a freestanding tub, dual vanities and glass-enclosed shower. Hexagonal tiles, patterned wallpaper and bold light fixtures add texture and visual interest to the space.


For added comfort, luxury and personalization, homebuyers can choose upgrades like a walk-in closet organizer with a revolving shoe rack and a voice-activated smart shower that can be programmed to match your daily routine.


Residents of The Forest Phase 2 will be surrounded by rolling farmland and forests, yet only minutes from community centres, schools and retail centres. The peaceful shores of Lake Simcoe, for example, are just 20 minutes away, while the designer stores and retailers at Tanger Outlet Mall and Upper Canada Mall are also nearby. Plus, with Highway 400 and the Bradford GO Station just around the corner, they’ll have easy access to the rest of the GTA and Toronto.


Priced from the mid-$800,000s, The Forest Phase 2 offers incredible value with a wide selection of homes on 36- or 40-foot lots and layouts up to 3,473 square feet. And for a limited time, purchasers will receive a 20 percent discount and access to free professional design consultations from Pottery Barn.

To learn more about The Forest Phase 2, be sure to register online and visit the presentation centre and Pottery Barn model home today.

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