When the beloved Dr. Henderson arrived in Ajax with his wife Penny, he had a vision for an Adult Lifestyle Community for active adults to relax, rejuvenate, and eventually retire. After purchasing their home on Old Harwood Ave., the late Dr. Henderson approached the Town of Ajax with his vision for an enclave of homes suited exactly for that.
Decades later, we at Greenvilla are honoured to carry on his legacy in designing Phase 2 of the Henderson Place development, with his intentions clearly at the centre of our endeavours. Henderson Manor fits in architecturally with homes of Phase 1, and maintains the spirit of community, promotion of active living, and pushes the envelope of luxurious townhouse living, while catering to potential mobility changes later in life with the introduction of private in-suite elevators.
The adjoining parkette is full of mature trees, providing further privacy and impressive natural landscaping. As we launch into the sales of these 20 townhomes, we hope that the legacy of Dr. Henderson will live on in this next Phase, and that these are homes he would be proud of, as they carry on his namesake.
We made a conscious decision not to include facilities like a pool or a gym to keep maintenance and condo fees at a minimum. Our rationale behind this was to not alter the day-to-day patterns of our new residents. Rather, the proximity to groceries and shopping centres, as well as the park immediately to the south, will help to promote more walking and relaxed strolling. Accessibility to many everyday stores by foot, and easy maintenance to a rooftop terrace for gardening should increase the ease of outdoor activities.
The suites themselves boast many lifestyle-centred designs to make life easier – actively and passively. For instance, there is a built-in laundry chute from the master bedroom down to the laundry room. Access to natural daylight was maximized for every room – including the kitchen – the intentionally open stairwell provides light from the glazed terrace down to the ground floor. An optional skylight also allows for natural sunlight in the master ensuite.