High Living at Capo di Monte

At a Royal Pine Homes presentation centre, located on the corner of Weston Road and Major Mackenzie Drive, the blueprints to a highly anticipated residential project become the focal point of a room embossed with the leading homebuilder’s insignia. Although miniature in scale and size, the detailed diorama — complete with a blanket of verdant trees and a freshwater stream running through landscaped grounds — gives a great impression of what’s to come on the coveted thoroughfare of Pine Valley Drive just south of Major Mackenzie Drive in Woodbridge.

For over 40 years, homebuilder Frank Carogioiello has been at the helm of residential development projects in the GTA, erecting thousands of various-sized homes for newlyweds, families and empty nesters with a craving for good taste and comfort. Gesturing toward the scale model, the founder of Royal Pine Homes beams with pride as he points out the highlights of his latest feat, one that will bring peace of mind and a new standard of living in a highly coveted area in Vaughan.

The stunning new condominium residence, situated on the east side of Pine Valley Drive just south of Major Mackenzie Drive, will house a stunning collection of 98 suites, all appropriately named after Italian composers, poets and painters, as well as Tuscan towns and cities along the shores of the Mediterranean coast. The custom quality suites range from 1,000 to 2,180 square feet in size and boast airy 10-foot ceilings, natural stone terraces and porcelain balconies, making the Capo di Monte experience worthy of any king or queen of the hill. “I’ve been designing this project, room by room, for five years, and infusing it with touches of European style,” says Frank. “I’ve made sure that everyone will be happy with the outcome. From our formal event spaces to our fully equipped exercise rooms, bocce court and outdoor patio, Capo di Monte homeowners can enjoy their days here together with friends and family.”

Unlike conventionally cramped condos dropped in the middle of busy city centres, the six-storey Capo di Monte is instead nestled in nature. Situated on acres of sprawling land just minutes away from amenities, and surrounded by breathtaking forests, blooming flowers and the Kortright Conservation Centre just across the street, this secluded complex is the perfect antidote to a fast-paced lifestyle, and a haven for those who crave tranquility. Tapping into his eco-conscious nature, Frank Carogioiello commissioned a freshwater stream with fish to run behind the Capo di Monte building, which is also LEED-certified. That means better insulation, better air quality and better protection of the environment. “This is a unique location that cannot be duplicated in Vaughan. It’s my dream home,” says Frank, who finds inspiration for design and architecture during trips to Europe.

It was on one of these particular visits that Frank, an aficionado of art and design, chanced upon a Bourbon palazzo architecturally dressed in neoclassic and Italian baroque style. His appreciation for rare beauty and quality grew when he entered a gleaming gallery in the Palace of Capodimonte in Naples. Today, his namesake condo residence is a testament to the collection of Neapolitan paintings, Roman sculptures and decorative arts dating back to the 18th century that are on display at the Museum of Capodimonte. “The Royal Pine team is so proud of this project that we all want to live here. You’ll feel the difference in design, the calibre of amenities, and the quality imported material that reflects our commitment to high living from your very first step inside Capo di Monte.”

In his search of prime locations and innovative ways to live, Frank has never wavered in his commitment to quality and homeowner satisfaction since he built his first subdivision in 1976. His passion and accumulated years of experience — perfected and honed over the last four decades — drive home his craft of delivering on thriving suburban communities across Vaughan and surrounding GTA areas. Castlemore Crossing, Springvalley Village, The Estates of West River in Brampton and Vellore Village, the first Energy-Star approved subdivision in Vaughan, are among Royal Pine Homes’ long list of successful projects. “I built my first house in 1973 when I was 23 years old,” explains Frank, whose attention to detail and discerning work ethic is now reflected through his sons Steve and Alfonso, Royal Pine Homes’ contract manager and construction project manager, respectively. “The honour and gratitude of creating a place where families grow and new friends are made gives me the spirit to keep going; I can’t stop.” It comes as no surprise, then, that the shiny new crown jewel of the Royal Pine Homes portfolio — the grand Capo di Monte — encompasses all of the trademark attributes that Frank Carogioiello’s loyal and satisfied homeowners have come to rely on.


Visit the Capo di Monte Sales Office at 9970 Weston Road, Woodbridge, Ont., or call 905-417-6678 for more information

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