Barrie, Ontario is one of Canada’s fastest growing cities located just 45 minutes north of Toronto. Barrie is the gateway to Cottage country in Muskoka, Ski Hills in Collingwood and the largest freshwater beach in the world, Wasaga Beach. Live here and have access to everything.
Barrie‘s crown jewel is the waterfront which hosts Centennial Beach off Kempenfelt Bay which flows into Lake Simcoe. Our golf courses are abundant including the Barrie Country Club, National Pines and about 20 other incredible places to swing the sticks.
Barrie’s downtown core has world class cuisine from independent restaurateurs; if you can imagine it, we’ve already plated it. It has trendy shops and a summer patio season along Dunlop St that requires you rest for a refreshment. Barrie has a flourishing entrepreneurial scene and is becoming one of the best spots in Ontario to start up your business.
Our cultural scene is thriving by theatres, museums and captivating public art by world renowned artists. We have one of Ontario best concert scenes; we’re just a few minutes from Burls Creek which hosts Way Home and Boots and Hearts. When you move to Barrie, you move in the right direction.
The Pratt family legacy started in 1890 when Stephen Pratt came to Canada from England and built two homes in the north end of Barrie. William built 20 houses in Barrie from the 1920’s into the 1950’s. His houses were the first Pratt houses to have electric outlets. Murray Pratt built 21 houses in Barrie from 1942 to 1947, building one of Barrie’s few frame-less houses built entirely of blocks and concrete. Gord Pratt built approximately 200 houses in Barrie from 1950 to 1974. His first houses were built using a horse and scraper to excavate the basement.
Bill and Don Pratt built 12 houses together in 1975. Bill and Don were the first Pratt family builders to incorporate attached garages into standard building plans. Don built several hundred houses in Barrie from 1976 to 2004. Don was the first family builder to brand the Pratt Homes name and create the Pratt Homes logo. The current owners, Karen Pratt Hansen and Heljar Hansen have built several hundred houses in Barrie starting in 2005.
Pratt Homes Barrie is a legacy business that has been building in Barrie, Ontario since 1890 for six generations. Pratt Homes Barrie understands that every person goes through stages of the family life cycle: from your childhood to retirement years. At Pratt Homes, our philosophy when designing new homes and communities is to consider those stages of the family life cycle and your housing needs. We consider size of living space, necessary features and much more.
We want to be able to offer your first new home, last new home and all the new homes you need along the way. We consider modern technological and environmental needs and ensure our homes and communities are designed to incorporate them. We build meaningful communities that become homes for your family.
Pratt Homes Design Boutique is where you and our Design and Colour Director Gemma Elizabeth work together to individualize your interior and make your home unique.
Visit our Design Boutique every Tuesday and Saturday to browse our core library and upgrades to prepare your vision for the design of your new home.
Tuesday: 5pm – 7pm
Location: 301 King St, Barrie, ON.
“I believe everyone should live in an environment that reflects their own desires and lifestyle. I work to ignite your imagination and provide a starting point for you to expand the possibilities of the design of your home. I aim to make the whole experience unforgettable.”
Your Pratt Homes Service Team is your New Home Guide and Warranty Team. We’re here to guide you through your Pre-Delivery Inspection and all the way through your new home warranty period. In other words, our knowledgeable and friendly team can’t wait to help you with the ins and outs of owning a new home!
Pratt Homes understands that buying a new home is one of life’s most exciting adventures. As the purchaser and owner of a new Pratt Home, you will have access to your very own My Pratt Home account. Enjoy following along as your new home is being built and be involved in the entire process.