Surreal Estate: $3.5 million for an ivory farmhouse in King City on five acres of land

Surreal Estate: $3.5 million for an ivory farmhouse in King City on five acres of land

What country home would be complete without a room made of logs, a field for horses, a fairy tale pond and a stone barn?

This King City farmhouse sits on five acres of land.

Neighbourhood: Kettleby, King City
Price: $3,490,000
Last renovated: 2020
Size: 3,400-square-feet sitting on five acres of land
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Parking spots: 9
Real estate agents: Khalen Meredith and Kim Nichols, Sotheby’s International Realty

The place

A three-bedroom, three-bathroom country home that looks like it was lifted out of a picture book. Located in King City, the 3,400-square-foot property is infused with the Finnish owners’ Scandi sense of design along with rural coziness. The place sits on five acres and comes with a stone bank barn, a carriage house, expansive gardens and an idyllic pond. It’s a short drive to the 400, Seneca’s King Campus and the Maple Leaf Cricket Club.

The history

The owners purchased the house in February 2017 and started renovations immediately: kitchen and electrical updates, new floors and roofs, as well as extensive landscaping.

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The tour

The house is set behind a perennial garden surrounded by equine fencing. Its façade has two distinct looks: original notched log panels and modern white board and batten siding.

The house has white board and batten siding, as well as wood panelling.

Here’s a closer look at the garden.

Here's the front yard garden.

Every country home needs a proper front porch, and this wrap-around stunner, with its pine-beamed picture framing, sets the tone. It’s a great spot to sip wine or bourbon with friends. 

Here's the stunning porch.

The interior is bucolic meets contemporary. To the left, a reclaimed picture frame archway leading to the log room; to the right, a white beamed entry into the dining and kitchen space.

Note the wood picture-frame archway.

Natural light penetrates all corners of the room, illuminating the new stainless steel appliances and their warm brass accents. There are also soapstone counters, oak floors and a huge farmhouse sink embedded into the eight-foot island. Note the walk-in pantry and servery just beyond the stove.

Brass accents in the kitchen add a modern touch.

A reverse angle highlights the U-shaped banquette with built-in storage, which overlooks the garden.

The farmhouse sink built within the island is a special touch.

Here’s that pantry.

A pantry the size of downtown bachelor.

Down the hall is the living area, which could be repurposed as a grand dining hall. 

The living area gets flooded with natural light.

A wood-burning fireplace sits at the helm of the living room.

The centrepiece here is the wood-burning fireplace.

The sunken log room is ideal for post-meal relaxation.

Across the hall is the sunken log room.

And it wouldn’t be a log room if it weren’t, well, a room made of logs. It has reclaimed pine–beamed ceilings, pine-panelled walls and pine floors. There’s also another wood-burning fireplace, this time with river rock inlay.  

In the log room: reclaimed pine beams, walls and floors.

The screened porch is sandwiched between the log room and the backyard deck. 

The screened porch is an ideal spot to read a book.

This hallway connects the kitchen to the laundry room.

This work bench by the kitchen is full Scandinavian.

If ever there was a place to enjoy cleaning and folding, this is it. 

The laundry room has stone folding counters.

Upstairs, there are three bedrooms. Here’s the entry to the main bedroom, featuring dramatic dormer ceilings and pine floors

The main bedroom has a its own lounge.

It’s like sleeping in a luxury treehouse.

The main suite feels like a fancy treehouse.

Now for the ensuite, equipped with porcelain checkerboard tiles, a dual-head shower, a clawfoot soaker tub and marble counters.

Here's the main ensuite, equipped with a clawfoot soaker tub.

One of the secondary bedrooms. 

This bedroom has been set up for the kids.

A return outside reveals the pond—like something out of a fairy tale.

The pond looks like it was lifted from a fairytale.

The old bank barn was built in 1856. 

The barn was built in 1856.

The current owners use the space for storage, but future residents could hold events here.

How about a wedding in here?

There’s nothing quite like barn-side alfresco dining. 

Dining al fresco, barn style.

And if you’ve got horses? By all means.

Of course there's a horse ring.

Don’t forget the doggy door.

That adorable door is for the dogs.

A strong candidate for Toronto Life‘s Dog House of the Week.

Doghouse of the Week?

Finally, the property at dusk.

The farmhouse at dusk.

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