Situated on 95 acres of private, picturesque land, this stunning 10,010 finished square foot estate home is the definition of a country dream. Find incredible high-end finishes throughout 5 bedrooms, 4½ bathrooms and stately principle rooms that are ideal for entertaining friends and family year-round.
Nestled on the 10th Line of Thornton just 10 minutes from Barrie, arrive home to a breathtaking stone exterior, mature landscaping and a spacious driveway that opens to an oversized triple car garage. Clean landscaping and an elegant lined walkway lead to the solid limestone entryway. Stepping inside, find an immaculate interior where not a detail has been spared from top-to-bottom. Highlights include heated reclaimed hardwood flooring, heated travertine and porcelain tile flooring, 12” pine baseboards, upgraded lighting, pine window casings, and cathedral ceilings that reflect sunlight streaming in through oversized windows.
The heart of this home is the custom gourmet kitchen. Sure to please any professional chef, this fully-equipped workspace offers rich solid oak cabinetry and a matching range hood, granite and butcher block countertops, 2 sprawling islands, and top-of-the-line appliances, including a 6 burner Viking cooktop and Gagganeau oven. The double-door fridge is faced with oak, and a large butler’s pantry provides additional storage as well as an second fridge and sink.
An archway opens to the dining room, where daily and formal meals are presented in style backing 3 sets of 10’ high double-doors that open to the covered patio. A coffered ceiling with pot lights and a double-sided limestone fireplace add sophisticated flair to your entertaining.
Dual arched entryways siding the fireplace lead to the airy great room, where a picturesque floor-to-ceiling transom window reflects natural light off the 20’ ceiling. Relax after a productive day in this spectacular room as you overlook the seemingly endless mature trees. A fourth set of double-doors opens to the covered patio with glass railing inserts, encouraging outdoor entertaining. Built-in speakers in each of the principal rooms carry music throughout the main level.
Find peace and privacy in the spacious home office, with plenty of room for a desk, sitting area and storage cabinetry. Solid wood wall facings and transom topped windows finish this room with stately visual appeal. Easing daily chores, the sprawling laundry room provides ample folding area and storage, as well as a deep sink. A powder room serves family and guests alike.
Quietly tucked away on the east end of the home, the master suite is a spectacular retreat for rest and rejuvenation. Enjoy a few pages of your favourite book in the windowed reading nook before soothing mind and body in the oversized steam shower or freestanding clawfoot tub. A unique carved Eramosa marble sink resting on a solid wood vanity finishes this spa-like space. Completing the master suite amenities, a large walk-in closet ensures a neat wardrobe with built-in floor-to-ceiling organizers. Perfect for children, 2 family bedrooms share a 5 piece Jack and Jill ensuite with a marble-topped dual-sink vanity.
A regal hardwood staircase with iron spindles leads to the awe-inspiring second level, where a large landing at the top of the staircase is ideal for use as a home library or sitting area. A sprawling home gym provides plenty of room for workout equipment, or utilize this space as a children’s playroom or guest retreat. At the opposite end of this level, 2 additional family bedrooms are served by a 4 piece Jack-and-Jill ensuite with a granite-topped vanity and glass-walled shower. Serving this level, a double door walkout to an elevated balcony is perfect for watching the sun set.
A paradise for family fun awaits on the fully-finished lower level. The expansive recreation room is perfect for table games, offering a picture window view of the yard as well as a walkout to a covered patio. Two double-door walkouts open from a bonus room with a woodstove, ideal for use as a card room or hobby space. On weekend nights, watch the latest Hollywood hits in the theatre room with built-in speakers, an LED light feature, electric fireplace, and plenty of space for sectional seating. Occupying the remaining area on this level, a large living room with inset ceilings and pot lights provides additional entertaining space. If desired, this room could be used as an art area or games room. A 3 piece bathroom and large utility room that houses two highly-efficient geothermal furnaces round out the amenities on this level. A lifetime roof adds peace of mind for years to come.
Enjoy an outdoor paradise on nearly 100 acres of arable and forested land. Roughly 30 acres can be utilized for cash-crop farming, while the remaining is mostly comprised of Environmentally Protected land. Take long walks through forest trails, and enjoy watching trout swim in the creek that runs through the property. A chicken coop provides the opportunity for farm fresh eggs, while an 1,800 square foot shop with hydro and water serves a multitude of purposes. This dream country estate is second to none!
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