Opulence is what it’s all about in this six-bedroom waterfront estate in Ontario’s Blue Mountains. In addition to a horse barn and guest house, this $3.2-million vacation retreat also boasts its own indoor swimming pool and saltwater hot tub.
On the Waterfront
Fun in the summertime is what it’s all about in this waterfront estate situated on 73 expansive acres in Ontario’s Blue Mountains, just outside Collingwood, priced at $3.2 million.
Related: The Most Expensive Houses Sold in Canada This Year
Take in the View
Overlooking the lake, the six-bedroom, five-bathroom home – which has been dubbed “Grey Stone” – offers multiple windows, patios and decks, all to make the most of the property’s expansive waterfront view.
Related: This Vancouver Home is So Luxurious That the Price is Only Available on Request
Wood flooring pairs with exposed wood ceilings and trim that offers a warm, resort-style vibe. The solid wood door is flanked by slim windows, while the soaring ceiling height ensures a dramatic entrance.
Related: The Most Canadian Home Ever? This Ontario House Has Its Own Private Hockey Arena
A True Retreat
“A true retreat in the Blue Mountains,” notes the listing from Sarah Lunn of Coldwell Banker Ronan Realty, which lauds the “7,624 square feet of luxuriously handcrafted resort-style living space.”
Related: This Toronto Mansion is Full of Creative Murals and Whimsical Touches
Wall of Windows
The double-height ceilings accommodate floor-to-ceiling windows, flooding the home with natural light while making the most of the panoramic view. “The views inside our home are spectacular, as it is situated on a hill with floor-to-ceiling windows in three of the main living areas where we often view the abundant wildlife,” homeowner Karen Foster told the Toronto Star.
The rustic kitchen features a large granite-topped island with bar-style seating to accommodate four, ideal for casual in-kitchen dining. “This home has been luxuriously handcrafted with intricate details, including dramatic post-and-beam, stone, antique beech hardwood, travertine floors, granite counters and a gourmet chef’s kitchen,” listing agent Sarah Lunn told the Toronto Star.
The expansive kitchen opens to the dining room, which features sliding glass doors leading to an exterior deck. Off-white cabinetry and tiled backsplash complete the look. There’s also a double oven and gas range.
Ideal for Entertaining
The kitchen/dining space is ideal for casual entertaining, with the open-concept dining room and kitchen flowing into the adjacent living room.
Related: The Most Profitable Places to Own a Vacation Rental Property in Canada
There’s no shortage of space in this large master bedroom with a cozy sitting area situated in front of a floor-to-ceiling window. Sliding glass doors open to a private deck overlooking the lake.
The master bedroom opens to this luxe ensuite bathroom, with deep jetted soaker tub and glass-enclosed shower.
“Our home has been set up to accommodate extended family, children and grandchildren with six bedrooms,” homeowner Karen Foster told the Toronto Star of the home, designed as a vacation retreat where the entire family can gather.
One of the home’s five bathrooms, this one boasts stone tiles throughout, with a freestanding tub and large glass-doored shower.
Related: 10 Canadian Cottages You Can Buy Right Now for Under $300K
The above-ground lower level includes this carpeted games room, set up for TV viewing, billiards or simply cottage-style R&R. A wood stove offers cozy warmth.
The lower level also offers this granite-topped bar, for when cocktail hour arrives.
A home for all seasons, the indoor pool can be used all year round. A saltwater hot tub offers the ideal respite after hiking in the property’s 73 acres or enjoying the nearby ski hills.
Related: Swimming With the Stars: 10 Lavish Celebrity Pools We Want to Dive Into
A dedicated fitness room will keep the blood flowing and the muscles pumping.
A private dock at the water’s edge makes it easy to head out on the lake for an afternoon of boating or fishing for trout. Even if boating isn’t on the agenda, notes the listing, you can fish right from the dock.
A wood deck leads to the dock, the perfect place to relax in the sun and soak in the natural beauty.
Related: Scott McGillivray on Cottage Renovations: The Best and Worst for Resale Value
A fire pit near the water’s edge is ideal for evening bonfires or marshmallow roasts.
The gated entrance to Grey Stone, which also includes such additional features as a standalone guest house, two-stall horse barn and paddock and a snowmobile trail at the end of the driveway.
Related: Is This $29M BC Luxury Wilderness Retreat the World’s Most Expensive Log Cabin?