Forest Lakes: Where you can truly have it all

Martinique Forest Lakes article

As featured in The Chronicle Herald.

We often hear from our clients that their real estate ‘wish list’ is difficult to satisfy; that the search for their Nova Scotian dream home is hard to find, especially at an affordable price. Their wish lists often include main level living, a luxurious ensuite in the master, space for entertaining guests, a floor plan under 2,000 square feet and most importantly, a desirable neighbourhood that is safe and secure, where lifestyle is a number one priority.

We are happy to say to our clients, look no further. As the team behind Atlantic Canada’s newest resort-style community, we have listened to these desires, and we’ve answered.

Forest Lakes is a resort-style residential community under development in West Hants, Nova Scotia. Currently in Phase One, the community already exudes the highest quality in all that it offers – from the craftsmanship of the homes, to the year-round amenities and facilities, both current and those planned for the near future. Forest Lakes will be a world-class resort community to live, stay and play, and unlike any other in our region.

Most recently, we have introduced our newest housing collection intended for the real estate wish list of today’s educated homebuyer, and three homes in this collection will come out of the ground beginning this season. Allow us to introduce you to the Martinique, the Summerville and the Hopewell.

Affectionately named after some of Nova Scotia’s most beautiful destinations, these homes each offer style, class, convenience in location, and best of all, affordability. Much like Martinique Beach in Musquodoboit Harbour, Nova Scotia, the Martinique at Forest Lakes in intended for relaxation and unwinding. The 1,616 square foot home features vaulted ceilings and expansive floor-to-ceiling windows in the great room that oversee the stunning natural sights of the community. The main floor of this three-bedroom, two-and-a-half bathroom home offers a master bedroom, complete with an ensuite and walk-in closet, and two additional bedrooms on the upper floor, perfect for multi-generational living, or the couple who loves to host overnight guests.

Just under 1,600 square feet is the Summerville. Similar to the quaint, historic town of Summerville, Nova Scotia, this two-bedroom, two-bathroom home offers everything you need, all within a modestly sized area. Its open-concept kitchen and dining area provide access to the back porch, ideal for stargazing on warm summer nights. The spacious great room allows for cozy family gatherings year-round. This home also features a guest quarters with a large bedroom and ensuite with double sinks and a soaker tub. Like the town after which it was named, the Summerville is sure to become a home rich with memories to look back on for years to come.

The Hopewell is a two-story, Cape Cod-style home with much to offer any family. Comparative to the picturesque Nova Scotian community of Hopewell, this home will offer stunning views of luscious, colorful scenery from the comfort of the expansive front porch. Upon entering this three-bedroom, two-bathroom home, you arrive in the inviting dining area, which opens into the great room – complete with vaulted ceilings – and the open-concept kitchen. Also on the main level is the home’s master bedroom. The second floor features two additional bedrooms as well as a spacious sitting area. Whether you enjoy entertaining guests in the open-concept kitchen, or prefer to spend your time gardening or reading a book outdoors, the Hopewell is sure to seamlessly combine your lifestyle with the natural beauty of the community.

These three homes will be built by Denim Homes, a local construction company based in New Minas. “Denim Homes strives to be on the cutting edge of new technologies and building excellence, with energy efficiency at the forefront of our building philosophy,” says Caleb Howden, owner of Denim Homes. “Forest Lakes is a community that embraces quality, innovation, and a dedication to craftsmanship that we are pleased to be a part of.”

The homes will all be built in The Woodlands neighbourhood of Forest Lakes beginning this spring. This neighbourhood offers residents a truly authentic and exclusive Nova Scotia experience, with lake views, tranquil sounds of nature, and a strong sense of community. Future homeowners will also be spoiled with easy access to a number of community amenities, including many kilometers of multipurpose trails, canoeing and kayaking, as well as The Boathouse and bonfire area. The Woodlands also makes use of rainwater harvesting, collecting and storing rainwater for later household usage, saving money and the environment.

Forest Lakes offers Maintenance Free Living packages for any of our housing options, allowing you to spend more time on the things that matter most, while letting us ensure that your beautiful home is taken care of from top to bottom year-round. Going on vacation? No matter where in the world you may travel, our team will perform regular checks on your home to ensure everything is secure and in proper working condition. Upon your return, it will be like you never left.

Collectively, all of these elements are not common finds in Nova Scotian real estate. We are proud to say that Forest Lakes really does offer it all. With construction of these three homes kicking off this spring, and grass growing on the community’s 18-hole Nicklaus Design golf course, the time has never been better to invest in a lifestyle you truly deserve.

To learn more about these three incredible new homes or the lifestyle at Forest Lakes, contact (902) 482-1394 or for more information.