National Post Homes Section May 7th, 2016
A dream come true for a buyer looking to escape the concrete jungle, this property offers spectacular space
inside, outside and in between.
The stone-and stucco bungalow is set on an impressive private treed lot and has a three-season kitchen that will delight family and friends.
The five bedroom, five bathroom home has large principal rooms that are gracious for entertaining and practical for everyday living. Attention has been paid to the tiniest detail, says listing agent Sherry Rioux of Clairwood Real Estate.
The sunny kitchen has infloor heating, new cabinetry and an island that offers plenty of space
for meal preparation. The master suite has a fireplace and an ensuite bathroom.
The finished walkout lower level has an office for those who want to catch up on some work, and a bar for those who don’t. Each of the bathrooms has a jet tub. The home has geothermal heating.
A $50,000 front gate offers access to the 37.5-acre property, which has a paved driveway, interlocking stone walkways and extensive landscaping around the saltwater pool. A track for remote-controlled Nitro cars sits behind the pool. A stone patio, a gazebo and a pergola offer places to
relax. Sprinklers are fed by the 35-foot-deep pond.
The family will never be without something to do. The property is a playground, Rioux says. It has eight kilometres of trails for hikers or runners and a pond stocked with bass, perch and pan
fish for those who prefer a less active way to enjoy the outdoors. “A nature enthusiast will be in
The space in between is a stunning one-of-a-kind three-season kitchen. It’s a place to entertain when the chef really wants to shine. The kitchen has a V-shaped polished granite island for friends to gather around and watch meals being prepared.
“The restaurant-quality gas barbecue has a wok/seafood burner,” Rioux says. A floor-to-ceiling stacked-stone wood-burning fire-place and a fully equipped theatre with an all-weather plasma television are other highlights.
It’s perfect for a busy executive who wants privacy and loves to entertain. For enterprising
individuals, it is also ideal as a corporate retreat, a bed and breakfast or a cooking school, she says.