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Aug. 19, 2019 | Monday
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Blythwood homes are places to retreat
Rob Mills, Jamie Paroschy and Alexa Mills in front of The Vintages at Four Mile Creek. The project is nearing completion. (Brittany Carter/Niagara Now)

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Blythwood Homes stands for quality custom homes – evident in The Vintages at Four Mile Creek – the high-class single-detached and family townhomes being built on Four Mile Creek Road in St. Davids.

The company focuses on the personalized aspect of home-building as well as meeting and exceeding Ontario Building Code regulations. Knowing many families buying his homes are looking for a place to retire, Rob Mills, founder and CEO of Blythwood, says he wants to help realize the perfect dream home for his clients.

“We spend a lot of time working on our home designs. We’re fanatics and we have a passion for design.

“We’re really looking forward to seeing our new home designs come to fruition,” Mills says of the new development.

Alexa Mills, vice-president and the next generation at Blythwood, says it’s rewarding being able to help each customer design their ideal home, and no detail is too small.

“Most of our buyers are retirees and building their last homes. I work with all our homebuyers to achieve the design they want. They’re all super excited,” Alexa says, adding that some clients have been waiting for more than three years for their home. “Now that the time’s finally come it’s been very satisfying.”

By working directly with Blythwood’s suppliers and tradespeople, customers can count on the consistent level of quality expected from Blythwood.

“We always know what we’re going to get because we have been working with our trades for so long. It enables us to get the level of quality that we want,” Mills says. Many of the contractors are local family businesses.

The 18 exclusive single-detached homes on Four Mile Creek Road back onto the Four Rows Vineyard owned by the Lowrey family, providing a unique view of western sunsets and the vineyard, hard to find anywhere else. The view, the exceptionally built homes, the ability to customize every detail – it all adds up to the superior quality Blythwood stands for.

The company has been building its foundation through a reputation for high-quality homes in Niagara-on-the-Lake for more than 20 years. Butler’s Creek Estate on Bayberry Lane was built almost 25 years ago and Mills says it still looks great today. Blythwood most recently completed an enclave of 12 towns and 30 singles called Tanbark Trail in St. Davids. “It sold out about two years ago. It was quite successful and we’ve received a lot of referrals from that project,” Mills says, adding that similar quality and exceptional workmanship can be expected in this next community.

Mills started renovating homes as a hobby while in university before he says he “got hooked” on the business. He started his career building homes in Toronto, Muskoka and Niagara, but says Niagara is where he wanted to be.

“Since I was always touting the beauty of this area, I decided it would be better to just move here and enjoy. So, I focused on the Niagara Region, I found that was the best place to be in the province for sure,” he says.

Mills’ decision to specialize in upscale adult lifestyle homes has made Blythwood a leader in the field. It also has allowed him to learn from each client and perfect the quality of service provided.

“The whole lifestyle is primarily focused on having an absolutely wonderful bedroom and ensuite, fabulous great room, great patios for entertaining. And having guest rooms for their kids. It’s just a different kind of house design. Also, since our home styles appeal to empty nesters, neighbours have lots in common and soon have a great network of friends with similar interests.”

Units in the new development on Four Mile Creek Road are still available, but Mills says they’re already about 50 per cent sold. Custom homes range from a base price of $639,000 to just over $1,300,000.

Those interested in inquiring about purchasing a unit at the Vintages at Four Mile Creek can contact Randall Armstrong, broker at Niagara-on-the-Lake Realty, 905-651-2977, randynotl@gmail.com.

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