Imagine the charm of a classic Olde Oakville neighbourhood warmly embracing an edgy modern design. This is the magic of 123 Balsam Drive.
Brilliant architecture by David Small Designs is brought to life by the renowned craftsmanship of Covington Estates in this enchanting, newly built custom residence. The natural beauty of the outdoors is seamlessly fused with the clean lines and chic design of the interior through soaring and plentiful 2-storey windows. Complementary finishes flow from the indoors out, and back again. The glass balustrade and stainless steel handrails of the floating staircase continue outside to envelope the rear terraces, while the natural beauty of the exterior wallstone is brought in to create warm, textured feature walls.
Kitchens and baths are defined by mod cabinetry by Scavolini, including Diesel Drip metal uppers in the kitchen and floating bathroom vanities with integrated glass sinks and undermount LED lighting. A soaring, 21' book matched marble fireplace creates an impressive focal point in the heart of the home. Glass walls, sliding barn doors and dramatic light fixtures create a distinctive interior style. 10' ceilings grace all levels.
The fully finished lower level adds almost 3,000 sq. ft. of living space, incorporating a fifth bedroom/nanny suite, gym, wine cellar, theatre and expansive wet bar. This level is warmed by radiant hot water heated floors and brightened by a walk-out to a generous stone terrace accented with gardens.
Outside, extensive landscaping and hardscaping complete the package. The gunite, saltwater pool features a waterfall flanked by 2 gas firebowls and is complemented by a beautifully finished cabana with wet bar. Landscape lighting and greenery abounds. Lush trees provide ample privacy. The heated, 3-car garage is nicely finished and provides plenty of cabinetry for your storage needs.
A passenger elevator services all levels. Home automation by Lutron conveniently controls lights, ambient temperature and window coverings. The pool lights and water feature may be controlled via your iPhone or iPad. Russound built-in audio is found on all levels and in the backyard. Your family’s security is ensured with the 16-camera video surveillance system.
Over 9,000 sq. ft. total finished living space, including over 6,000 sq. ft. above grade. Walking distance to town, and close to Oakville’s renowned private and public schools. With 3 fully finished levels and extensive landscaping and hardscaping, there is nothing left to do but move in and take refuge in the breathtaking surroundings.
Olde Oakville exudes class and charm with its mix of historic heritage homes and new custom built residences. Some of Oakville’s most prestigious streets are located here - including Balsam Drive, Chartwell Road and Gloucester Drive - with estates valued in the range of $5 million to $15 million. Though half acre lots are not uncommon, there are also a number of townhome and condominium developments close to the downtown core.