Rustic Chic

This model home, constructed by Oke Woodsmith in Grand Bend, is designed to showcase the company’s expertise in building high-end homes. This ranch-style home with a loft above the three-bay garage and a walk-out to the rear yard is set on a large treed lot backing onto the Old Ausable River.

“Most of our homes are custom built, but we construct models to exhibit our work,” says company president Randall Oke. The home will be available for touring during construction, “so we can show the nuts and bolts as building progresses to the finished product.”

One-floor living is feasible with the extensive master suite and laundry on the main level. But there are also two loft bedrooms and another on the finished lower level. That level also includes a recreation room, games area, wine cellar and bar. It opens to a patio below a main level covered porch and deck. The house boasts three fireplaces, on the lower level, in the great room and outside on the rear porch.

Exterior siding and stone add to what Oke calls cottage ambiance. “The great thing about Grand Bend is you can live there year-round but feel like you’re on holiday at the cottage.”



The model home was designed to showcase the company’s expertise in building high-end homes.

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