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special to The Free Press
Sunday June 18, 2000
 

f you were among the thousands who viewed and admired this year’s Dream Of A Lifetime lottery home, you may be relieved to learn that even if you didn’t hold the winning ticket, you can still own a dream of a home.

Built by Wasko Developments, the dream home in Warbler West features many of the characteristics of a Wasko home that have made the company’s name synonymous with quality and elegance.

This summer, you’ll be able to view this week’s feature home in Richmond Hill and when you visit, you’ll be reminded of the feel of quality that so many visitors praised in the dream home.

The Richmond Hill development is located north of Fanshawe Park Road and west of Richmond Street, close to many of the conveniences of the Masonville shopping area.

Wasko’s new model, the Richmond III, is a 2,800-square-foot, 2-story, 4-bedroom home. The central foyer is open on three sides to the living room with its elegant palladium window and vaulted ceiling, the dining room and its transom windows, and the spacious family room and eye-catching fireplace.

Transom windows on most of the main floor enhance the brightness and openness of this floor-plan.

More private areas, such as the main floor study and the master bedroom on the second floor, are situated away from the busy living areas.

When it comes to the kitchen design, you can expect the utmost in convenience, efficiency, and style in a Wasko home. Wasko Developments has been recognized for kitchen design by winning the London Home Builders’ Association (LHBA) Most Outstanding Kitchen award for the past two years in their annual Awards of Excellence competition.

The brightness of the main floor is carried upstairs with an upper hallway that overlooks a large second-floor window and the foyer below. The bedrooms are well-proportioned and the master bedroom features a walk-in closet and an ensuite bathroom with a double vanity, whirlpool tub and a separate shower stall in elegant and easy-care Coni-marble.


 

   

WHERE:

Standfield Road in Richmond Hill,
off Louise Boulevard, north of Fanshawe Park Road
 

BUILDER:

Wasko Developments Inc.
 

PRICE:

Homes in Richmond Hill from $269,000
 

FEATURES:

Large lots, quiet streets, close
to Masonville
 

HOURS:

Richmond Hill model home opening this summer.  Information center on Northunberland Road in Hunt Club Green is open Monday-Friday 8:30-4pm, Weekends 2-4:30pm
 
For more information, call the Wasko office at 519-657-1048
   
  
The value of a Wasko home, however, is in the quality of the materials and workmanship that go into its construction. Although each home is customized to suit the needs and pocketbooks of each customer, our standard building specifications include 2X6-inch exterior wall construction, engineered or 2X10-inch floor joists, plywood roof sheeting, 5/8-inch tongue and groove fir plywood subfloor, high-efficiency natural gas furnace, air conditioning, central vacuum and security system rough-ins, worry-free exterior elements such as aluminum siding and eavestroughs, 25-year shingles, vinyl windows and steel garage doors.

This condensed list of specifications gives some indication of the attention to detail and commitment to quality that goes into every Wasko home. In a tradition begun in 1956 by Bill Wasko, and passed on to his son-in-law Peter McClure, president of Wasko Developments, the Wasko motto remains “builders of quality homes.”

Wasko believes a quality home is built with the best materials and the best workmanship – and by providing the best after-sales service. This standard of excellence has been recognized by the construction industry, with a Ontario New Home Warranty Program (ONHWP) Excellent Rating, the 1999 ONHWP Service Excellence Award for small volume builder in Southwestern Ontario and several LHBA awards of excellence.

Wasko is currently building in Richmond Hill, Hunt Club Green and Warbler West and will soon be building in Cranbrook South. As a management partner in Hazelden Homes Corp., Wasko also has a presence building smaller custom homes in Hazelden Woods, Hunt Club Phase II and the soon-to-be-opened Stoney Creek, adjacent to Grenfell.