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 meet with our Design and Colour Consultant to individualize your interior and make your home unique. While there are many reasons to celebrate the purchase of your new Pratt Home, our complimentary colour consultation takes place at our Design Boutique and is one of the most exciting parts of your new home journey!
Homeowners are welcomed by a professional eagerness to inspire the best design and colour selections for their home. An atmosphere of peace and tranquility has been carefully created to make the selection process relaxing for everyone.
Tour the Design Boutique for “Shop Night” every Tuesday from 5pm – 7pm temporarily located at our Bistro 6 Sales Office (793 Mapleview Dr E.)
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.