Del Ridge Homes is the company behind the development of Gem Condos, a new sustainable condominium project in Markham. The project, which entered the real estate market in 2015, offers a seamless combination of wealthy and environmental friendly lifestyles. The project was thoughtfully developed to coexist comfortably with the parks, ponds, and other natural features in the surrounding area.
The Gem Condos will have a total of eight stories and 200 units. The building is designed to help homeowners significantly conserve on resources and energy. The units range from one to three bedroom selections, which cater to families of different sizes. Some of the special features include a lounge, event room, and guest room.
Its prime location just south of 14th Avenue places residence in close proximity to a number of amenities and attractions. These include: retail stores, public transportation, recreational parks, schools, and major highways.
Del Ridge Homes provides nine different floor plans, which include: one bedroom, two bedroom, and three bedroom selections. The main categories of floor plans are:
- One Bedroom + Den,
- Two Bedroom,
- Two Bedroom + Den,
- Three Bedroom.
The building has 200 units. Unit sizes range from 700 square feet to 1250 square feet. The 1 Bedroom + Den floor plans start at 700 sq. ft. and goes up to 846 sq. ft. with the inclusion of a balcony that ranges from 45 sq. ft. to 130 sq. ft. Two bedroom plans are 902 sq. ft. with a 45 sq. ft. balcony; while the Two Bedroom + Den plan starts at 1,005 sq. ft. and goes up to 1245 sq. ft. The 3 Bedroom plans start and 1000 sq. ft.
The Gem Condos is designed to allow residents to reduce their ecological footprint and protect their community. The structure is made from insulated concrete form (ICF) construction to provide optimal energy saving benefits but at the same time it is also aesthetically appealing. From the lobby area to the halls, residents are greeted by laminate or carpet with impressive quality under padding. Quality kitchens with energy star rated products and marble countertops add elegance to the interior.
- Elevators to all eight floors,
- Exercise room, gaming room, and party room
- Choice of countertops from vendor’s samples for kitchen and bathroom
- Designated parking for residents
- Underground designated storage units
- Ceramic tiles in bathroom, kitchen, and laundry
- Sliding doors and thermal insulated windows
- Additional indoor and outdoor parking space available for purchase
- Balconies with rails
Energy features of the condos:
- Motion sensor lights in specific areas
- Geothermal heating and cooling
- Stainless steel energy star stove and refrigerator
- Hot water tank that is insulated
- Solar panels
- LED lighting
The condominium features a keypad entry security system at the main lobby to prevent intruders from entering the building.
Some of the other security features are:
- Carbon monoxide detector
- Smoke detector
- Sprinkler system throughout the condos
- A communication system in the lobby area
- Alarm system on the first floor
- Circuit cameras for underground storage unit
The Gem Condos are currently sold out as of now. Many of the current residents had already pre-registered to receive the benefits of lower prices, access to floor plans and the best views, prolonged deposit plans for condos, inventory and promotional news and other useful information.
Many residents commend Del Ridge Homes for the construction of the Gem Condos. The company has garnered the respect and adoration from homeowners throughout Markham, Milton, Mississauga, Ajax, Burlington, and Vaughan over the past 25 years. Their aim is to develop communities with cleaner environmental footprints. The company not only participates in building green homes but has taken on a number of other projects, such as Green Golden, GreenLife Centre, Green Midtown, and GreenLife Business Centre. Company owners Dave De Sylva and George Le Donne have earned the trust of owners who are looking to conserve on energy and resources. The Gem Condos is one of the first ET ZERO Condos and has reinvented the way homeowners practice green living.