Landmark Art At Yonge Station
In late September, Pratt Homes won the Ontario Home Builder’s Award of Distinction for Best New Home Sales Office under 1500sq. ft. for their Yonge Station presentation centre located at Yonge Street and Madelaine Drive in Barrie’s south end.
“We were absolutely thrilled and honoured to have been nominated for the award, but to win among such strong competition was an incredible feeling. All the nominees created outstanding sales centres,” said Heljar Hansen, co-owner of Pratt Homes.
Not only is the Yonge Station sales centre remarkable, but the outside area possesses something no other residential development in Simcoe County has; public art installations from a world-renowned artist.
In April 2014, Pratt Homes installed the Spirit Clock, a land mark art installation by artist Ron Baird, at the corner of Yonge Street and Madelaine Drive.
The Spirit Clock design was inspired by Barrie’s famous Spirit Catcher, which was also created by Baird, and is the premiere piece of art in a series that will be installed throughout the Yonge Station community.
Pratt Homes installed the third piece of outdoor art to accompany the Spirit Clock and main entrance sign.
The new piece of art is called Wheelie; it weighs 3800 pounds and stands 25 feet tall — it’s a kinetic sculpture with ten pieces that move in the wind and will reside inside central park.
The OHBA award and new art installation came during a week where Yonge Station hosted their grand opening for its final phase of construction.
New floors plans and prices for their 72 unit condo building known as the Grand Central were released on Saturday, September 27th. Yonge Station is now 75% sold out.
For more info on Yonge Station visit www.yongestation.ca or call for an interview.