To celebrate our 40th anniversary, we’re thrilled to showcase several Cachet homes and communities from the last four decades. While every one of our developments is special to us, these custom homes and master-planned communities each have a distinctive feature that has played a significant role in our growth and evolution.
Today, we look back at Olde Winchester, a unique master-planned community that Cachet built in the Village of Brooklin in 2001. Olde Winchester was our first master-planned community and the largest neighbourhood we had built to date.
Brooklin is a growing community in Whitby, Ontario known for its idyllic rural environment and charming, historic downtown. Our Olde Winchester community introduced exclusive heritage-inspired home designs to this beautiful natural setting.
The 550 homes at Olde Winchester include a mix of townhomes and single detached homes on 23′, 30′ and 35′ lots, providing a variety of sizes and designs to suit all families. The homes boast such features as brick facades combined with board and batten siding, delightful front verandas, gabled peaks, and gingerbread trim. Inspired by the wooded ravine that borders the community, our team insisted on including an abundance of green space throughout Olde Winchester, including three new parks featuring gazebos, baseball diamonds and soccer fields, bicycle and walking trails, and three ponds. This made the 100-acre community a family-friendly destination and a place where neighbours and friends enjoy gathering and spending time together in the great outdoors.
We were proud to win the Best Brochure Award for Olde Winchester at the 2003 Durham Region Home Builders’ Association (DRHBA) Awards of Excellence. This award is given to the builder with the best creativity, effectiveness in conveying a theme and relaying information, copy, and overall graphic design. With its impressive master-planned community design, charming heritage-inspired homes, and incredible outdoor, Olde Winchester was a pleasure to build for our homeowners.