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New Build is a Dream Come True

July 17, 2017 | PHOTOGRAPHY BY SANDY MACKAY

Couple relocates to Peterborough to build their dream home.

A version of this article originally appeared in the Early Summer 2017 issue of  OUR HOMES Peterborough Kawartha Lakes Cobourg Durham Region Port Hope, p. 40. Find local businesses in our Peterborough directory. 


Durham was their first choice but needless to say, Jim and Debbie Flieler are more than happy to be closer to work. Their move from Brooklin to Peterbourough was not what they were expecting, since they weren't necessarily drawn to the idea of a home with potential that needed work or the idea of starting from scratch, but the location was just too good to pass.
 
Their new two-storey home is welcoming and fits in nicely with the neighbourhood. Everyone was in on the design, the real estate agent, builder and homeowners all worked together to meet Deb and Jim's needs. Half walls in the living and dining rooms and kitchen create an open, but private concept on the main floor. 
 
A custom granite island is cut parallel to the 45 degree flooring on one side. The home's ultimate culinary workspace is just steps from the backyard which was landscaped with natural armour stone and tall spruce trees. A pwder room and entry room from the garage are located behind the kitchen. The bright, spacious garage can hold four cars, and is Jim's favourite place.
 
A cathedral ceiling catches attention in the master bedroom. The en suite his-and-her sinks and vanities are covered by pale grey quartz next to an inviting soaker tub. 
 
The framing of the home was ready for windows only 10 days after construction, the builder says, their custom-designed roof trusses, wall frames and floor joists were shipped ready to assemble from New Brunswick. Debbie reflects saying, "To think this all was constructed from nothing. It was like watching your dream develop before your own eyes in the real world." 

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