A bespoke estate situated a natural forest, this home offers a fusion of suburban and country living.
This one-of-a-kind house was originally commissioned and owned by a former executive of a timber company. As such, wood and stone implemented in this building reflect his expertise and knowledge of the quality of the building materials. The specialized treatment of the wood increases its longevity, while the stone foundation is reinforced to provide further structural integrity.
Even before entering the house, you are exposed to the monumentality of this property. The façade of the building takes stylistic cues from historic, political, and religious buildings. The archway and palladium windows specifically draw from French and Italian architecture.
The Grand Foyer:
Upon entering the home, you are greeted by a soaring 10 foot ceiling featuring a vaulted skylight. The atmosphere of the grand foyer is tied together by a tasteful blend of granite flooring, lacquered wood, and brass. This combination of materials adds a sense of the grandiose, whether you are coming home or entering for the first time.
The Great Room:
The 10 foot windows illuminate the interior with an abundance of natural light. Crowned by an iron chandelier and a Rumford fireplace as the heart, this room truly inspires a rustic ambiance not found in many homes.
The kitchen comes equipped with top tier Miele appliances, making it ideal for cooking anything from Sunday breakfast to gourmet dinners. The countertops and island are decorated in marble, while the all-encompassing walnut cabinets offer an abundance of storage space.
The Dining Room:
Conveniently connected to the kitchen, the front-facing dining room grants the homeowner the flexibility to host a formal dinner. Like the rest of the property, the room is furnished in exquisite wood, with French oak doors and Persian rug to top off the luxurious feel.
The Living Room:
Also located in the front-facing side of the building, the living room features a marble fireplace and elaborate wood decor. The expansive palladium window frames a view of the front gardens.
The Family Room:
The family room features a wall unit capable of housing a large flat screen television, perfect for a cozy night in. A second fireplace accentuates the room for other indoor activities.
The Recreational Area:
A 2000 square foot and 20 foot high enclosure, the recreational room is truly a distinctive addition to the property. Some amenities include two saunas, an open shower area, and a change room. This area can be used as a banquet hall, gym room, or easily converted to an indoor pool. Adorned with huge windows, this versatile room is the perfect place to spend free time at home.
The Second Floor:
The second floor is composed of a master bedroom (with his and hers bathroom/closet) and five other bedrooms. Natural light is provided to this floor via two skylights and an outdoor deck area.
The basement is an ultimate entertainment concept brought to life. Don’t want to pay to see a movie? Enjoy the cinema in the custom built, wall mounted theatre system with seating for six people. Fancy a drink? Make one at the wet bar equipped with a dishwasher, a wine cellar, and a bar fridge. The basement also houses a study with yet another fireplace for those who work as hard as they play.
Perfect for children and pets, the expansive backyard provides ample room for outdoor activities. The stone-tiled area accommodates large groups for barbequing or any other type of outdoor soirees.
This property caters to those seeking a living space that incorporates both the country and the suburban. You will never have to choose between spending time at the cottage or at home when they are harmoniously blended in one and the same place.
This gorgeous piece of land with its 279.10 foot frontage and 289.86 foot depth is on the doorstep of Aurora, in sought-after Stouffville, minutes to Hwy 404, great golf courses, Markham and Richmond Hill shopping Ccentres.
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