House of the Week: $5.3 million for an ultra-modern Oakville home with a fully equipped gym
ADDRESS: 44 Belvedere Drive
AGENTS: Ruben Furtado, Rock Star Real Estate
THE PLACE: This glass and steel estate was designed by Guido Costantino, the firm behind restaurants Buca and Church Aperitivo Bar. Clean lines, floor-to-ceiling windows, modern landscaping and a monochromatic palette make this home a minimalist paradise.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Cinefiles will like the tiered, three-level cinema, which has a 133-inch screen and a state-of-the-art digital surround-sound system. It even has LCD digital movie posters that light up as you walk through the main entrance.
BIG SELLING POINT: This house was made for entertaining. Vast open-concept interior rooms, floor-to-ceiling windows, an integrated sound system and an immaculately designed backyard with a fireplace and pool will keep the party going year round.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The lighting, blinds and doorbell system all work on an integrated system accessed by smartphone, iPad or television, so technophobes ought to steer clear.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $28,000 in property taxes (2012)
• 10,000 square feet of living space
• 1,400-square-foot deck
• 9 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 4-car garage
• 3-level home cinema
• 3 fireplaces
• 1 swimming pool
• 0.5-acre lot