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High-End & Luxury Real Estate Service

Durham Region, Northumberland County, Hastings County & Prince Edward County Real Estate.

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Bespoke real estate services for sought after high-end and luxury homes and appreciated by the most informed and discerning real estate sellers and buyers.

Lifestyle is paramount for real estate buyers looking for exceptional and prestigious homes. These top-tier homes are often noteworthy within their neighbourhoods and are properties with high-value features such as architecture, views, historical significance, waterfront, design, acreage and location.

Exceptional properties such as these merits a Real Estate Broker with proven experience, credentials, discretion, attention to detail and a strategic luxury marketing plan to include local, national and extensive global marketing. We have carefully developed custom, high profile branding that richly showcases the finest of homes. While representing this niche sphere of homes and clientele, I cover a geographical area along the 401 corridor that includes: Pickering, Ajax, Whitby, Uxbridge, Oshawa, Clarington, Port Hope, Cobourg, Hamilton Township, Alnwick/Haldimand Township,  Cramahe, Brighton, Quinte West, Belleville, Ameliasburgh, Hillier, Sophiasburgh, Wellington, Hallowell, Broomfield, Picton, North Marysburgh and South Marysburgh. 

You’re particular with finding the right home, the renovations you do, the contractors you use and now it’s time to be particular with finding the Real Estate Agent you work with.

Recognition and wholehearted thanks to Canadian Fine Artist and Illustrator, Tim Zeltner for cleverly creating a historic Ontario neighbourhood and wonderfully making it come to life in all four of our Canadian seasons – see banner above. Tim has incorporated familiar activities that help to define components of our community and culture and I am privileged to be able to use these engaging images in our marketing. Our distinctive and colourful For Sale signs display Tim’s work and are always chosen for the relevant season that your home is being listed in – refined marketing for refined homes.

Dale Bryant

As part of our boutique service we provide to the high-end and luxury residential real estate market, I choose to work with only a few clients at any one time. Our enhanced real estate marketing architecture is tailored to the uniqueness of the homes, neighbourhoods and clientele in the luxury community. Paying close attention to the details that are truly important to the home sellers and home buyers that I work with has been the hallmark of what has been an amazing career in real estate. I like to think that it’s not about the awards we earn year after year, it’s about the care we take doing it.

Dale Bryant

A big "Thank you" to my real estate clients

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are sought after luxury home features?

Whether looking for a home to purchase or sell, here is a list of components that help to define a luxury home:

  • Location
    • Waterfront.
    • Views: scenic land, water and even city views.
    • Luxury neighbourhoods.
  • Privacy
    • Distance from other homes – property size.
    • As a result of trees, bush, berm, fencing, building design and outbuildings.
  • Features/Amenities
    • Chef’s kitchen with high-end appliances and generous cupboard and counter space.
    • Room sizes; larger than comparable styles in the non-luxury market.
    • Natural lighting: floor to ceiling windows, Palladian windows, transoms, skylights, glass walls, glass curtains, solar tubes…
    • High end light fixtures.
    • Architectural design: upgraded millwork (trim and doors) and high ceilings including coffered, trayed, vaulted and cathedral.
    • Ensuites and walk-in closets/dressing rooms for each bedroom.
    • Spa-like bathrooms with large vanities, multiple sinks, heated flooring, separate tub/showers and large walk-in, multi-headed shower space.
    • Smart home features: temperature, security, monitoring, appliances, window coverings…
    • Indoor parking: typically multiple vehicles, finished space, heated, sometimes incorporating features such as underground parking and vehicle stacking lifts.
    • Outdoor entertainment space: outdoor kitchen, alfresco dining, hard and soft landscaping with lighting and heating, water features such as pool, hot tub, dock, boat house, tennis courts, horse paddocks and arenas.
    • Indoor recreational space: movie room, fitness space, studio space, games room, indoor pool, wine cellar…
  • Finishes
    • Exotic woods.
    • Imported materials such as woods, tiles, marble…

What are luxury appliance brands?

With the kitchen being one of our homes favourite rooms and homeowners with high-end and luxury homes often enjoy entertaining friends and family, top-of-the-line appliances are a key component of a luxury lifestyle. Whether you use these appliances for yourself or hire a professional to cook and cater from your own kitchen, these appliance brands are sure to impress.

  • Thermador – For the culinary enthusiast. Featuring smart kitchen appliances enabled with Home Connect – full line of kitchen appliances.
  • SMEG – Italian design and style – utmost attention to quality.
  • Monogram – Innovative luxury appliances in premium materials – full line of kitchen appliances.
  • Signature Kitchen Suite – A perfect blend of luxury and cooking precision.
  • Gaggenau – For a modern, bespoke kitchen – full line of kitchen appliances.
  • Fisher & Paykel – Comprehensive selection of styles with beautiful design aesthetic – full line of kitchen and laundry appliances.
  • Bertazzoni – Fine Italian tradition since 1882 – full line of kitchen appliances.
  • Wolf – Cooking appliances.
  • Bluestar – High-calibre, commercial-grade construction and materials, made in America since 1880 – full line of kitchen appliances.
  • La Cornue – The finest materials for the finest ovens, rotisseries and kitchen islands.

For superior service and a full selection of luxury appliances, I personally recommend Appliance Canada. Contact me to save money with my client pricing.

What are Durham Region real estate stats for 2022?

The following 2022 year-end stats are sourced from the Realtor’s local board MLS system and includes single family residential homes with 1 kitchen, 1+ bedroom(s), 1+ bathroom(s).

 

PICKERING

There were 1,024 sales recorded in Pickering and the average selling price was $1,059,184. In the high-end and luxury market there were 32 homes that sold for $2,000,000 or more, 12 homes that sold for $2,500,000 or more and the highest sale price in Pickering for a single family home in 2022 was $4,695,900.

 

AJAX

There were 1,222 sales recorded in Ajax and the average selling price was $1,058,904. In the high-end and luxury market there were 111 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more, 19 homes that sold for $2,000,000 or more, 6 homes that sold for $2,500,000 or more and the highest sale price in Pickering for a single family home in 2022 was $3,800,000.

 

WHITBY

There were 1,646 sales recorded in Whitby and the average selling price was $1,102,314. In the high-end and luxury market there were 194 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more, 21 homes that sold for $2,000,000 or more, 4 homes that sold for $2,500,000 or more and the highest sale price in Whitby for a single family home in 2022 was $3,280,000.

 

OSHAWA

There were 2,327 sales recorded in Oshawa and the average selling price was $884,201. In the high-end and luxury market there were 95 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more, 4 homes that sold for $2,000,000 or more and the highest sale price in Oshawa for a single family home in 2022 was $2,300,000.

 

CLARINGTON

There were 1,706 single family residential sales recorded in Clarington and the average selling price was $953,329. In the high-end and luxury market there were 108 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more, 22 homes that sold for $2,000,000 or more, 7 homes that sold for $2,500,000 or more and the highest sale price in Clarington for a single family home in 2022 was $3,450,000.

What are Quinte real estate stats for 2022?

The following 2022 year-end stats are sourced from the Realtor’s local board MLS system and includes single family residential homes with 1 kitchen, 1+ bedroom(s), 1+ bathroom(s).

 

QUINTE WEST

There were 650 sales recorded in Quinte West and the average selling price was $613,278. In the high-end and luxury market there were 36 homes that sold for $1,000,000 or more, 3 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more, 1 home that sold for $2,000,000 or more and the highest sale price in Quinte West for a single family home in 2022 was $2,355,500.

 

BELLEVILLE

There were 705 sales recorded in Belleville and the average selling price was $588,079. In the high-end and luxury market there were 31 homes that sold for $1,000,000 or more, 4 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more, 1 home that sold for $2,000,000 or more and the highest sale price in Belleville for a single family home in 2022 was $2,550,000.

 

PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY

There were 369 single family residential sales recorded in Prince Edward County and the average selling price was $846,209. In the high-end and luxury market there were 98 homes that sold for $1,000,000 or more, 37 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more, 15 homes that sold for $2,000,000 or more and the highest sale price in Prince Edward County for a single family home in 2022 was $3,045,000.

Luxury homes vs. High-end homes?

Although sometimes used interchangeably and realising that luxury can mean different things to different people, high-end homes are those homes having some premium features and finishes but not necessarily to the point of being considered luxury. High-end can refer to a best-in-class scenario, when a particular home has been improved to a degree more than the other neighbouring or community homes.

 

A high-end home will certainly have a higher market value over average priced homes and will be appreciably set apart however a luxury home will have a “wow” factor that often delivers over-the-top comfort, conveniences and design elements. Imported materials and custom, one-of-a-kind craftsmanship often are incorporated into luxury homes. Luxury homes typically are designed in such a manner as to bypass functionality and focus on ultra comfort desires, catering to specific individual perspectives of value.

How to create premium outdoor living space.

Transforming your backyard into an outdoor living area can be a rewarding experience. You can create a luxurious backyard that is a perfect complement to the look of your house, bringing style and sophistication to your outdoor space. Here are some tips to help you create your own vacation-like setting.

 

Privacy – Top of the List

 

If you’re not living on rural acreage, you can likely appreciate that privacy is a precious commodity, and having a space to retreat to can be invaluable.

Creating privacy in your backyard can be achieved in a few ways. Firstly, the use of tall, solid fencing can not only be useful around the perimeter of your yard but it can also be effectively used to seclude deck and patio space. Alternatives to a wooden fence could be a hedge, tall bushes, trees or other wall-like materials.

Also, be strategic when placing larger items like a shed, pool utility/change room or a gazebo; these items can become dually functional.

 

Choose the Right Furniture

 

The furniture you choose for your backyard will help define the look and feel of the space. Outdoor furniture that is comfortable, stylish, and made of all-weather, durable materials will create a luxurious look and ensure your furniture lasts for many years. Many companies make luxurious outdoor furniture in various styles and materials, so you can find something that will look great in your backyard.

 

Outdoor Kitchen

 

A high-end BBQ with plenty of counter space and refrigeration is a “must have” when creating an ultimate backyard space for entertaining friends and family.

 

Add Greenery

 

Adding lush greenery to your backyard creates an inviting atmosphere and can make your outdoor space look more luxurious. You can choose from a variety of plants, trees, and flowers to create a vibrant landscape that will add a touch of elegance to your backyard. Consider adding trees to provide shade and privacy, or add colourful flowers for a pop of colour. If you chose to enclose your deck/patio space with fencing, you can easily install planters on the fencing to compliment the space.

 

Incorporate a Fire Feature

 

A fire feature is a great way to make your backyard look and feel more luxurious. Outdoor fireplaces, fire pits, or chimineas create ambiance, light, and warmth. There are plenty of options available, including gas and wood burning fire features, so you can find something that fits your style.

 

Consider Lighting

 

Lighting can help define the different areas of your backyard and create a luxurious look. Whether you choose to use built-in led lighting, strings of lights, tiki torches, or lanterns, the right type of lighting can tie the entire look together.

 

Add a Water Feature

 

Adding a water feature to your backyard is one of the best ways to create a luxurious look. You can choose from a variety of water features, including waterfalls, fountains, and ponds. There are plenty of options available, and this type of feature can add a calming and tranquil atmosphere to your backyard.

 

Creating a luxury backyard is a great way to transform your outdoor space into an inviting and stylish place for you and your family to enjoy. With the right furniture, greenery, light fixtures, and water features, you can easily create a luxurious.

What are Northumberland County real estate stats for 2022?

The following 2022 year-end stats are sourced from the Realtor’s local board MLS system and includes single family residential homes with 1 kitchen, 1+ bedroom(s), 1+ bathroom(s).

 

PORT HOPE

There were 257 sales recorded in Port Hope and the average selling price was $834,383. In the high-end and luxury market there were 55 homes that sold for $1,000,000 or more, 12 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more, 2 homes that sold for $2,000,000 or more and the highest sale price in Port Hope for a single family home in 2022 was $3,900,000.

 

COBOURG

There were 356 sales recorded in Cobourg and the average selling price was $747,043. In the high-end and luxury market there were 36 homes that sold for $1,000,000 or more, 5 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more, 1 home that sold for $2,000,000 or more and the highest sale price in Cobourg for a single family home in 2022 was $2,090,000.

 

HAMILTON TOWNSHIP

There were 128 single family residential sales recorded in Hamilton Township and the average selling price was $826,884. In the high-end and luxury market there were 33 homes that sold for $1,000,000 or more, 11 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more, 1 home that sold for $2,000,000 or more and the highest sale price in Hamilton Township for a single family home in 2022 was $2,200,000.

 

ALNWICK/HALDIMAND TOWNSHIP

There were 96 sales recorded in Alnwick/Haldimand Township and the average selling price was $913,829. In the high-end and luxury market there were 31 homes that sold for $1,000,000 or more, 7 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more and the highest sale price in Alnwick/Haldimand Township for a single family home in 2022 was $1,995,000.

 

CRAMAHE TOWNSHIP

There were 102 sales recorded in Cramahe Township and the average selling price was $765,202. In the high-end and luxury market there were 17 homes that sold for $1,000,000 or more, 1 home that sold for $1,500,000 or more and the highest sale price in Cramahe Township for a single family home in 2022 was $1,625,000.

 

BRIGHTON

There were 187 sales recorded in the Municipality of Brighton and the average selling price was $726,613. In the high-end and luxury market there were 21 homes that sold for $1,000,000 or more, 3 homes that sold for $1,500,000 or more and the highest sale price in the Municipality of Brighton for a single family home in 2022 was $1,550,000.

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