House of the week: $9.9 million for this waterfront property with views of the Toronto skyline and Niagara Falls
ADDRESS: 88 Wolfdale Ave.
AGENTS: Don Goodale and Brad Miller, Century 21 Miller Real Estate Ltd. Brokerage
PRICE: $9.9 million
THE PLACE: A lakefront estate that offers all the privacy and serenity of a Muskoka cottage without Goldie Hawn or the two-hour drive. Former owners include a businessman from Dubai and a Taiwanese couple who snatched up the house simply because the address was lucky number 88.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: One of two Oakville homes with access to Lake Ontario via dockages. The backyards of neighbours Tom Cochrane and former New York Ranger Adam Graves offer no such privileges. So there.
BIG SELLING POINT: The astonishing backyard and deck offer a 180-degree view that takes in Lake Ontario, Niagara Falls and the Toronto skyline. Mix this with the Muskoka feel, and it feels like all of Ontario can be found in this house.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Incompatible with climate change. When the apocalypse comes, this house will be the first to be swept away in the lake’s rising waters.
POSH BY THE NUMBERS:
• $94,000 in taxes
• 17,331 square feet
• 20 rooms
• 6 bedrooms
• 6 full bathrooms
• 3.5-acre waterfront lot
• 3 powder rooms
• 4 fireplaces
• 1.5-acre private peninsula
• 1 home theatre
• 1 sauna
• 1 elevator
• 1 saltwater pool with cascade waterfall
• 1 oversized haul-out boat slip with electric lift for larger craft