Posted 4.3.15 @ 15:59
The elegant simplicity of this exceptional family home blends seamlessly with the serenity of its breathtaking surroundings. The lush yet meticulously manicured .66 acre lot pies out to 130 feet on the lake. Much like a peninsula, the land extends out into the lake offering unique vantage points and panoramic views… including miles of shoreline and clear views of the Toronto skyline and Niagara Escarpment. Riparian rights and a vast water lot allow for the 13 x 68 ft concrete pier... possibly the longest private residential pier in Oakville. Ample water depth allows for the secure mooring of boats. An updated seawall with a poured concrete walkway runs the breadth of the shoreline.
The main house was lovingly designed with personal spaces created for the quiet enjoyment of every family member, as well as with formal and fun areas to warmly welcome and entertain guests. Lake vistas saturate the principal rooms, each from a unique vantage point which in turn creates a distinctive experience within each space. Built by Abidsouth (now known as Chatsworth Construction), designed by local renowned architect William Hicks.
A multitude of al fresco dining and relaxing areas, both open and covered, grace the rear landscape. A gunite pool and hot tub combination off to one side allows for an expansive lawn, extensive perennial plantings, patios and terraces. The 12-person hot tub was designed to treat its occupants to lake views as they relax. Beautiful and interesting landscape features abound in this back yard. Stone walkways, planters, and a well thought out landscape plan combine to make this property truly exceptional.
A sunken guest house in the back yard is a little treasure offering enough versatility to accommodate any lifestyle need. With 600 sf of living space, including a kitchenette and 3-pce bathroom, it is ideal for use as a teen retreat, bar, guest quarters, nanny suite, art studio, or even as a private office. A fire pit in the sunken lawn in front provides an intimate atmosphere, while the expansive roof top patio above provides a lakeside area for your family and friends to soak up the sun.
The exterior of the home is of a timeless, elegant style. The 3-car heated garage boasts a finished interior. Inside you will find all the “I want's” of a luxury home coupled with exquisite design. Every room is just the right size for comfortable yet opulent living, a masterful feat of design given the over 7300 sq ft of living space above grade offered here.
The main floor features a den/library with a fireplace, custom built in cabinetry and a walk out to a covered porch. It is situated at the west end of the home, granting the room a sense of seclusion. Next to the den is a sun room with a flagstone floor to bring the outdoors in. It too accesses the covered porch and benefits from lots of natural sunlight.
The kitchen is loaded with top quality appliances and custom cabinetry. It features a generous breakfast area within 180˚of bay windows overlooking the lake. Adjacent to the kitchen is the spacious family room that features a wall of built ins to accommodate electronics and is centered by a gas fireplace. This room also features 180˚of bay windows maximizing lake views.
A formal living room is opposite to a grand dining room. Throughout, the main floor features 10 ft ceiling heights with extensive ceiling treatments by way of coffering, moldings and extensive millwork.
The second level features 5 bedrooms, each one unique. The master retreat itself is sensational, expanding across much of the rear of the home. A spacious sleeping quarter is adjoined by a comfortable sitting room that is anchored by a gorgeous fireplace. Both rooms feature double French door walkouts to a private balcony with arguably the best lake views in the entire home. An ideal spot to take in the nightly moon rise over the water. The master retreat also features a lavish ensuite with heated floors, and a massive dressing room.
The 4 additional bedrooms are all a good size, each featuring private ensuites with heated floors and walk in closets. Most boast an additional feature unique to the space, whether it be a jet tub, or lake view, or an expansive office area.
The second level also boasts a second laundry room with ensuite linen room. 10 ft ceilings throughout are adorned with beautiful treatments and details. A wide gallery style hallway with moulded passageways offers sitting areas at either end.
The lower level also has great ceiling clearance (9 ft), with fine ceiling design. 3 large rooms adjoin each other adding to the warm spacious feel. An audio visual entertainment room opens to a sitting room with wet bar, which in turn opens to a games room. There is also an amazing gym, and an extra bedroom with ensuite bath boasting heated floors. Though it’s currently being used as a sitting room and den, it would make excellent nanny quarters. A walk-up side entrance provides private entry for teens, guests or nanny.
Located on one of Oakville's best streets in the prestigious south east, this home leaves absolutely nothing to be desired. It is grand yet welcoming. It offers all the best features of modern luxury. And, of course, it is on one of the most beautiful lakefront lots in the area.
For more information on this luxury home for sale please visit: 15 Ennisclare Drive East, Oakville, Ontario