The Favourite House on the River
The Favourite House on The River is an incredibly well thought out, move-in ready custom home designed to take in extraordinary water and sunset views.
The home exudes a rustic chalet chic feel with gorgeous beamed cathedral ceilings and walls of windows that frame the view. Structural beams cantilever the back of the house so there are no posts in the corners of the great room and primary suite, allowing for seamless vistas.
The open concept main floor is light-filled and dramatic. The front door opens to a spacious foyer with stone floors and a jaw-dropping white elm tree installation that extends the full height of the house, from basement floor to main floor ceiling. This debarked tree was taken apart and installed in the centre of the home with great care, enhancing the architectural interest and creativity of the property. A well-positioned double-sided wood-burning fireplace establishes a beautiful bookshelf-lined library / dining room with views of the front garden.
Throughout the main floor features spectacular pre-oiled French cut oak flooring and soaring ceilings. The open concept principal room features beautiful sightlines, a statement 514-bottle wine cellar and a fabulous kitchen with Copenhagen granite counters and top-of-the-line Thermador appliances. The appliances include an elegant copper hood fan and the ultimate gas range with steam and regular ovens, as well as a griddle. Counter seating offers the ideal spot to enjoy the views, and there is even a coffee bar. Open to the kitchen, the great room has a NanaWall that opens up entirely to the back deck and views. The private study also enjoys superb views and built-in shelving.
The romantic primary suite features a large bedroom with exterior aluminum shutters and a statement gas fireplace with quartzite and mood lighting. There are two spacious walk-in closets and a GHOBA award-winning ensuite bathroom with onyx counters, a translucent marble feature wall with LED-coloured backlighting, a double live edge walnut hanging fixture and a walnut vanity. The laundry room is also located in the primary suite. The main floor also features another bedroom or office, as well as a gorgeous full bathroom with a teak vanity and beautiful onyx bowl sink.
The basement has a large family room with a wet bar / kitchenette. There is also a fitness room with natural lighting. Two spacious bedrooms are located in the basement, as well as a full bathroom. The basement floors - as well as the bathroom and garage floors - enjoy radiant heat.
The exterior is equally spectacular, featuring a suspended boat dock with cedar finish, outdoor fire pit surrounded by crushed black granite and dining and hot tub areas. The triple garage is oversized to accommodate three vehicles, and has doors on the front and back of the garage to allow for convenience.
Part of the Island View Drive Association, this property benefits from access to the three lots owned by the neighbourhood. Just two doors away, one of the lots enjoys a sandy beach, boat launch and dock, as well as picnic tables.
The sunset views from this property are truly unparalleled, bathing the tops of the trees across the water in a yellow glow. This is a true waterfront dream property. Live the ultimate waterfront lifestyle at 1083 Island View Drive!
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