eQuinelle by eQ Homes, an award-winning community
September 25, 2019
It all starts with an idea
Welcome to eQuinelle, a 450-acre master-planned community launched 10 years ago by eQ Homes in the charming town of Kemptville. Since then, it has flourished into a magnificent, award-winning community, recognized for its home designs, golf course, and fantastic amenities. Situated close to the river and centered around a championship calibre golf course, the various housing styles – bungalows, two-storey singles and towns – come together seamlessly in one cohesive, connected community, with well laid-out streets and walking paths. Local amenities include a medical clinic with doctor’s office and pharmacy, a family-friendly playground with a splashpad, and a connection to the 150+ kms of nature trails in the surrounding area.
The heart of the community
There’s something special about eQuinelle. It’s a tight-knit community where neighbours become instant friends, and everyone feels welcome. Everyone takes great pride in their home and you always hear a friendly “hello” when passing people on the sidewalk.
At the heart of it all is a 20,000-sq.-ft. clubhouse designed by Hobin Architecture, which is the social hub at eQuinelle. With a restaurant, a large gymnasium/multi-purpose room, workout room with gym equipment, yoga room, arts and crafts room, library, indoor and outdoor pickleball courts, and an outdoor swimming pool, there’s plenty to do for golfers and non-golfers alike.
In the winter, the award-winning golf course is converted to cross-country ski trails. Social events are planned year-round, and residents organize clubs for activities like photography, crafts and sports teams, to mention a few. The shops and boutiques in downtown Kemptville are nearby, as well as several big box shopping centres.
New home, smart home
The builder, eQ Homes, is known for its award-winning home designs, quality construction and a focus on customer service. It was also the first in Ottawa to introduce smart home technology as a standard feature.
Every new home built at eQuinelle comes with smart home technology including a Lutron system with three programmable and dimmable lights and a NEST thermostat, all of which can be controlled manually or through an app on a smart phone. You can adjust the lights or temperature from anywhere, even while away on vacation.
Dim the lights from the couch, turn on the lights before heading home after dark, or make it seem like someone is home while you’re away. The NEST system will even remember your preferences and adjust the temperature automatically, saving you money on heating and cooling bills. Two upgrade packages are available, with optional garage controls, front door smart lock, and automatic window blinds.
Commitment to the environment
eQ Homes is committed to reducing its environmental footprint and sponsors re-forestation through Tree Canada. Through its partnership with this national organization, for every home eQ Homes builds, Tree Canada will ensure new trees are planted, bringing new life to Canadian forests.
With amenities for every member of the family, a variety of home styles to choose from, and all just a 30-minute drive from downtown Ottawa, there’s a home for you at eQuinelle no matter what your age or stage in life. Visit the sales centre in Kemptville to learn more about this unique community.
About Marlene Eisner
Marlene Eisner is an award-winning print and online editor and journalist. She has written on many topics including new homes and condos in Montreal, Ottawa and Vancouver, and has been the editor for numerous magazines and newspapers in Quebec and Ontario.