A rare opportunity to own a half-acre western-facing ravine lot located in the prestigious family friendly community of Clearview Estates in the heart of Ancaster, just 5 minutes from Hwy 403, and a 10-minute walk to town and fine dining.
Inspired by the timeless creations of Gordon Ridgely’s 2010 Princess Margaret Show home, this Cape-Cod, Hampton’s style home was conceptualized by the homeowner and custom built by Vyn Building services in 2013. With almost 4500 square feet of finished living space, the center-hall plan was designed to seamlessly move between an indoor and outdoor living lifestyle, enjoying the best of the seasons with all principal rooms having direct access to nearly 500 sq ft of covered porches.
Extensive attention to detail in the selection of materials and professional design lend to the fantastic curb appeal of this home. With ample natural light, soaring 17-foot cathedral ceilings, mouldings, and finishes accent a very well thought out main floor design providing a sense of flow between formal living and informal spaces, this home will be sure to impress. Imported Italian porcelain floors throughout the entire main floor combine a warm hardwood atmosphere with the ease and durability of stone to provide worry free indoor/outdoor entertaining.
The great room is impressive with stone-clad fireplace and majestic rear views, taking advantage of the private surroundings with two-storey windows framing the backyard retreat overlooking the stunning pool and backyard oasis and the 3000 acres of conservation beyond, ideal for enjoying the spectacular sunsets. Two dishwashers and double ovens in the beautiful granite clad kitchen make prep and cleanup a snap and is kosher friendly. Also on the main floor is a formal dining room with a sharp adjoining butler’s pantry and a cozy front room, which would easily function as either a living room or main floor office. This level is complete with a primary bedroom, pantry, power room, and functional mudroom that provides inside access to the garage and fitted to accommodate a second laundry area.
Upstairs you will find an ample loft separating two private bedrooms, both with ensuite bathrooms and ample closet space – perfect for growing children or guests. The loft, currently used as a pool room and children’s retreat, was designed to be easily converted to a third upstairs bedroom. There is an additional 355 sq feet of unfinished space at this level currently being used as storage.
The lower-level nanny/inlaw suite with a private entrance and egress windows is primed for family entertaining, with a theater, bar/second kitchen and bathroom with quartz countertops. The lower level also includes a dining/games area, generous bedroom, gym area, wine storage, and large laundry/craft room.
The backyard retreat features a custom saltwater pool complete with a commercial diving board and underwater lightshow. Water-falling into the pool is a large spa with its own fibre optic lighting. The cabana features 23 feet of outdoor bar area, fully wired for sound, TV, and internet. A change room and outdoor shower complete this outdoor structure. Beyond the pool is ample grass area with sprinkler system for games in the summer, accommodating a large ice rink in the winter.
The back gate opens onto 1,200-hectares urban wilderness. Three and a half times the size of New York’s Central Park, this protected natural wonder is a haven for the outdoor lover with old-water streams and stunning geological formations and home to an array of rare plants, birds and wildlife with direct access to the 40-kilometre trail system which is open to hikers, dog-walkers, cyclists and equestrians.
For the technophile the home has an integrated zoned indoor/outdoor sound system with built-in paradigm speakers, 1.5GB fibre internet delivered wired and wirelessly through the entire space making it easy to work and play indoors and out, and both wired and wireless security systems.
Lots of room to park and play on the 9-car driveway / basketball court and an oversized pull-through insulated garage accommodates all of the ‘toys’ with a parking pad in the rear.