House of the Week: $8.9 million for an Oakville mansion with a backyard that downtowners can only dream of
The Place: A 12,700-square-foot house with all the extras, including an elevator, a home gym and an Oakville address a stone’s throw from the lake.
Bragging Rights: The polished but welcoming decor proves that multi-million-dollar mansions don’t have to be gilded, Versailles-like palaces.
Big Selling Point: The backyard could convert an avowed downtowner into a suburbanite. It’s both massive and ready for entertaining with a huge swimming pool, sun decks, an outdoor grilling space, a fire pit and oodles of covered patio.
Possible Deal Breaker: Every finish and tile was custom-designed for the original owners (and documented in a slick video series). You might feel strange living in someone else’s dream home.
By The Numbers:
• $51,370 in property taxes (2013)
• 12,746 square feet. including a 5,153-square-foot basement
• 10-car parking
• 9 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 fireplaces
• 2-car garage
• 1 spiral staircase
• 1 elevator
• 3/4 acre lot