This breathtaking property ranks amongst the most distinctive in all of Canada.
The palatial residence rests upon a truly remarkable piece of land which juts out into the lake, much like a private peninsula. The result is a home drenched in water views from not just one, but three sides. The panorama sweeps across vast shores, with clear sight lines to Toronto and Niagara.
The riparian lakefront lot is comprised of a sizeable water lot, a private river mouth and creek, and an astonishing 850 feet of shoreline encompassing approx. 1.5 acres of table land. It is located at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, the residence is gated, and the property abuts heavily wooded, privately-owned acreage. All of these elements combine to create an astounding sense of seclusion one would be hard pressed to find anywhere else.
This is one of the exceptionally rare properties in the area that allows for private dockage of two boats or other personal watercraft. This includes a boathouse with oversized slip and electric lift for larger boats, as well as a private inlet with a dock. The extensive seawall has been updated.
The home itself is timeless in design and brilliantly balances opulent luxury with a sense of inviting warmth. It provides over 17,000 square feet of extravagantly finished living space on three levels, with an elevator servicing all levels. There are 20 rooms, including 5 plus 1 bedrooms, and 9 bathrooms.
Nearly 11,000 square feet on the main and upper levels encompass a sprawling main floor master suite in a private wing; a two-storey gallery, and a rotunda with an absolutely exquisite stained-glass domed ceiling ignited by skylights. The formal living room, with its distinguished wet bar and plethora of windows overlooking the lake, is reminiscent of a ship’s grand lounge. The in-law suite is like none other, boasting a private conservatory and balcony overlooking the lake, and its own kitchen.
The walk-out lower level provides an additional 6,331 square feet of spectacular space. The sunken recreation room is illuminated by natural light pouring in from floor-to-ceiling windows. The adjacent bar area is a masterpiece in itself with heated Tarantino marble floors and onyx counter tops. Posh theatre, indulgent spa facilities, wine tasting room… the list goes on.
The glorious outdoors can be enjoyed in infinite ways. A covered porch with retractable screens and heating lamps is conveniently located off the kitchen. A gunite pool, hot tub and waterfall are perched close to the water's edge. The dockage, boathouse and inlet allow for the enjoyment of a variety of watersports. For the wildlife aficionado, this property is sanctuary to deer, foxes, rabbits, and even two resident swans. It is absolute paradise for bird watchers, with countless feathered species to admire. The estuary provides spawning grounds for freshwater fish. Beautiful and interesting landscape features include stone walkways, tiered gardens, a lush wooded area, century-old trees, a putting green and meticulously manicured grounds.
Rare, 5-car parking is provided within the two garages (one double and one triple). State-of-the-art smart home technology and security. A massive back-up generator provides extra assurances.
Located in the prestigious community of Oakville, Ontario, only 30 minutes from downtown Toronto, and close to the renowned independent schools Oakville is known for (walking distance to Appleby College).
Listing by: Brad Miller