A timeless classic home in the traditional Georgian style. From the refined exterior to the gracious interior, this Gordon Ridgely designed home was built with uncompromising attention to quality and detail. Perfect environment for lavish entertaining & intimate family living. Rare combination of stately residence, extensive grounds and personal privacy that is unparalleled. Discreet & world class.
This unique estate offers exceptional luxury, craftsmanship and classic design throughout its grand living spaces and generous outdoor property. Every aspect of this home is well-appointed with thoughtful attention to detail and finishings.
An abundance of natural light fills the grand hall along with its striking staircase and rotunda, a space that stretches 44 feet upwards from the custom wood floor inlay to the cupola high above. This central hub will connect you to the elegant living and dining rooms, library and family room, all complete with fireplaces for relaxing or entertaining family and guests.
This home was designed to enjoy amazing outdoor views from every room and for every season of the year. You will not be lacking inspiration from nature as you sit in comfort and watch as the colours change. From a delightful interior to stately exterior, from exquisite landscaping to perfect symmetry of classic Georgian design, the beauty of architecture seen from the outside is balanced by the visual beauty of its surroundings as seen from within.
Beautifully crafted English yew wood panel walls and tasteful moulding with laurel leaf relief trim create the ideal library or home office. Library pull out ledges on each unit complete the bespoke vision. Access is from the formal living area or the foyer hall, and multiple exterior French doors will lead to a private terrace or the south yard.
The formal dining room offers the warmth of a two sided wood burning fireplace and remarkable millwork completes the gracious ambiance. Service access is discreet via a servery door or main sliding door that leads to the breakfast dining area.
Enter the formal living room through the 10’ 4” tall double carved mahogany doors with laurel leaf reliefs (matching the library) ~ a symbol of hospitality. Perfect for entertaining guests or to enjoy intimate family time in front of the hand carved stone wood burning fireplace, fitted for optional open gas insert. French doors provide access to a private terrace and the south yard. The generous crafted windows fill the room with ambient light from three sides and is the ideal spot to view the expansive west yard.
The culinary kitchen and servery is well equipped with everything a chef desires, including extra storage behind the lattice faced uppers & separate marble pastry counter ~ all masterfully designed so as not to take away from the ambiance and comfort of the home.
The upper level east wing features a complete nanny suite over the spacious 3 car garage, as well as a sunfilled private office with French doors and balcony overlooking the south yard.
Family room access is easy from the kitchen breakfast area or foyer hall. Relax by the two sided wood burning fireplace or enjoy the south yard through the French doors.
Take the main staircase or private elevator to the west wing ~ exclusively designed for the master bedroom complete with its own foyer sitting area, a full dressing room, and a very generous ensuite complete with all the bells and whistles. Relax in front of the fireplace or step outside the French doors to your sunlit balcony overlooking the south yard, which features a spectacular ‘French Chateau’ fountain below.
The spacious lower level is a world apart. It’s all about entertaining the troops. Whether you engage in the fine art of wine tasting, playing a game of billiards, watching a movie in your private theatre or spending time in your personal fitness room complete with spa facilities, you will be able to relax and unwind in style.
An entertainer’s paradise awaits as you descend the lower level staircase. To start the journey, you will be greeted by the custom wrought iron gates welcoming you into the exceptional wine tasting room. The adjacent climate controlled wine cellar features aged oak bins & racks capable of holding 4,000 bottles. This is only the starting point of your personal experience... there is so much more to discover.
A truly special lifestyle with unrivaled privacy, where every comfort and amenity has been accounted for ~ the perfect blend of site and structure. From the superbly manicured grounds outside to the sophisticated & refined design vision inside, there’s no better place to escape the mundane than your own home. Imagine all of this, and only 15 minutes from the Financial District or Toronto Pearson Airport.www.christinesimpson.com
Jason Stacey is the Managing Editor for Luxury Listed and forever on the lookout for a story worth reading.