Posted 11.15.20 @ 0:0
Timeless elegance and exceptional build quality are the hallmarks of this iconic Oakville estate home. Built by PCM* on a 0.8-acre lot on the upper most section of Balsam Drive. This is one of the most peaceful and mature tree lined streets in town. Located among Oakville’s finest estate homes, this section of the street contains the largest lots all while backing onto Post Park.
The exterior construction is mostly large cut stone tastefully combined with elegant brick and topped off with a phenomenal slate roof, copper eaves, downspouts and soffits. The intricate landscaping is immediately evident when approaching the home from the winding brick lined driveway up to the motor court and stone courtyard. The home is even more stunning at night with the ambient landscape lighting and well-lit stone façade.
No estate home would be complete without a grand foyer and this home has just that, at 41’ long with soaring 25’ arched ceilings, all highlighted by an impressive wrought iron staircase.
The kitchen family room combination is designed for large scale entertaining with over 1,300 sf of living space, soaring ceilings and a stunning Rumsford style fireplace with gorgeous carved marble. A second level balcony overlooks the family room and is home to rows of bookshelves and inviting reading chairs.
Adjacent to the family room is the richly wood paneled main floor office with gas fireplace and beautiful sightlines of the rear gardens and superb water feature.
Also found on the main floor is the primary bedroom wing, thoughtfully designed with his-and-her ensuites and a stunning dressing room. A second main floor bedroom is the perfect in-law suite, second office or nursery.
Rounding out the main floor are the exquisite Living and Dining rooms, both spacious and finely appointed, these rooms are just waiting to host family and friends. The level of detail and finery in these rooms are truly masterful.
The second level is home to four additional bedrooms, each one uniquely decorated and appointed. Each bedroom is spacious and grand, accentuated by raised ceilings and large windows. All bedrooms are outfitted with beautiful ensuites, with hand selected slab stonework in the showers and striking stonework on the heated floors.
The elevator, with decorative fish pond mosaic floor was created in the UK by artist Gary Drostle, can take your family down to the loaded lower level featuring an incredible gym with ample room for all kinds of equipment, yoga, pilates etc. There is also an oversized golf simulator to work on your swing or simply play a round with friends on the most esteemed golf courses from around the world.
A wine cellar with 1,000 bottle capacity and a luxurious wet bar set the scene for more casual entertaining on this floor. The wet bar is a focal point of one side of the huge recreation room which features space for billiards, a shuffleboard table and an oversized area for watching movies or taking in sporting events. This space is generous yet cozy at the same time. To fully unwind there is also a spa sized bath with steam shower as well as an extra guest bedroom.
Stepping outside, this home features stunning front and rear gardens with intricate and well-thought-out landscaping and lighting. Overlooking the back gardens is an amazing semi-circular covered sitting area with a large wood burning fireplace and a cedar lined vaulted ceiling. Cook on the massive Twin Eagles grill and dine al fresco all while taking in the beautiful gardens. Touring to the end of the lot and looking back at the home is a treat in of itself as the back of the home is simply stunning, particularly the detail level in the architecture and the three stone fireplaces with striking chimney caps.
This home offers over 9,000 sf on the top two levels plus another 6,000 in the lower level and every square inch was constructed with the greatest attention to detail and with exceptional craftsmanship. This home is the true embodiment of a proper estate home.
For more details, please visit: 327 Balsam Drive, Oakville, Ontario