Surreal Estate: $5.4 million for a faux château in Mississauga fit for the Brothers Grimm

Surreal Estate: $5.4 million for a faux château in Mississauga fit for the Brothers Grimm

What home in the burbs would be complete without a turret, lion-head fountains, a massage room and a virtual driving range?

This Mineola house is currently selling for $5.4 million.

Neighbourhood: Mineola, Mississauga
Price: $5,399,888
Size: 8,200 square feet
Bedrooms: 4+1
Bathrooms: 6
Parking spots: 13
Real estate agent: Peter Philip Papousek, Hux Papousek Realty Group

The place 

A five-bedroom, six-bathroom faux château in Mineola, one of Mississauga’s oldest neighbourhoods. Outside, the place has room for 13 cars, a massive stone patio and an in-ground pool. Inside, there’s a sauna, a jumbo wine cellar and a full bar. It’s within walking distance of half a dozen parks, and motorists are a short drive from the QEW.

The history 

The house was built in 2006. It was designed to be a mix of old world (turrets, 2o-foot vaulted ceilings, arched doorways) and contemporary (heated floors, sparkling appliances, super-large windows). In 2021, the current owners bought the home and kept it largely intact. Now, they’re moving to a new kingdom and have listed the property.

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The tour 

The custom double doors—flanked by doric columns—are solid wood.

The double door is custom.

In the foyer: 20-foot ceilings and heated limestone floors.

There are 20-foot ceilings in the foyer.

Next door is the dining room, with a stained-glass rose window, a porthole window above and more heated floors below.

Note the stained-glass rose window in the dining room.

On the opposite side of the foyer is this office. Located in the turret, it comes with floor-to-ceiling cabinetry and a view of the front yard.

The office is located in the turret.

The kitchen is equipped with a granite island, limestone backsplashes and stainless steel appliances by Wolf and Sub-Zero.

The kitchen counters are granite.

Turn around and you’re in the casual dining area. Those double french doors lead to the backyard patio.

Here's the casual dining area.

Here’s the sunken family room, which has a bespoke gas fireplace and wall space for a 70-inch TV.

The ornate, sunken family room.

And this is the sunroom, featuring staggering 27-foot ceilings lined with cedar beams. Its wood-burning fireplace is built from reclaimed barn planks.

The sunroom comes with 27-foot ceilings lined with beams.

Don’t forget the main-floor powder room.

There's also a powder room on the main floor.

Moving upstairs reveals the second-floor landing, which comes with wrought-iron railings.

The wrought-iron railings are a nice touch.

Now for the main bedroom, with 12-foot vaulted ceilings, heated floors and a walkout to a private balcony.

In the main bedroom, the floors are heated.

Attached is the seven-piece ensuite bathroom. Here, the limestone floors are inlaid with glass accent tiles.

This is the main ensuite bathroom, overlooking dense greenery.

Opposite the tub is this funky granite rainfall steam shower.

The rainfall shower looks like a glass elevator.

Note the banquette and built-in storage in the kid’s room. (Teddy not included the sale.)

Teddy not included in the sale.

Another upstairs bedroom.

The third bedroom.

Down in the basement, there’s enough space for a grand piano and a lounge as well as an adjacent fitness centre.

The basement is currently set up as a piano room of sorts.

This space has an impressive full bar and is ideal for screening parties.

The space next to the bar is ideal for screening parties.

There’s also a massage room.

There's a massage room down here, of course.

The basement bathroom has another dramatic shower.

Another dramatic shower in the basement.

The theatre room doubles as a virtual driving range.

The virtual driving range.

The climate-controlled wine cellar is big enough to get lost in.

The climate-controlled wine cellar is is the size of a two-bedroom apartment.

Here’s the eight-person sauna.

Eight people can sit in the sauna.

The three-door garage dominates the exterior of the house, and the driveway has space for an additional 10 cars.

Residents can fit an additional 10 cars in the driveway.

The stone deck overlooks dense greenery and is equipped with granite counters and two grills.

The stone deck could be in cottage country.

Here’s a view of the home’s cozy firepit.

The fire pit keeps things cozy in the colder months.

Lion-head fountains add a bit of regality to pool parties.

Yes, those are lion-head fountains flowing into the pool.

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