Surreal Estate: $14.4 million for a Milton mansion with a car collection worthy of Miami Vice

Surreal Estate: $14.4 million for a Milton mansion with a car collection worthy of Miami Vice

What fortress in a field would be complete without a “Hotline Bling” dance floor, 11 bathrooms, a cigar lounge and a driveway that looks like a racetrack?

Location: Milton, by First Line and Lower Base Line West
Price: $14,399,000
Size: 19,800 square feet, plus a 10,000-square-foot auto workshop and a 6,000-square-foot car salon
Bedrooms: 4+2
Bathrooms: 11
Real estate agent: Mike Donia, RE/MAX

The place

A six-bedroom, 11-bathroom mansion in rural Milton. It sits on three acres of land and comes with a gear head’s paradise connected to the main house through tunnels. The place also has an in-ground pool and a greenhouse as well as a quarry’s worth of porcelain and marble.

The history

The current owners (a family of four) bought this property in 2017 for $1.53 million when it held only a four-bedroom bungalow. They lived here for two years while waiting on permits to build their Miami Vice–style compound. Construction was completed this past spring. They’re now selling the home as new work obligations have pulled them farther out of the city.

Related: Rosedale’s historic Horsman Hall, along with its 1,900-square-foot coach house, are on sale for $11.8 million

The tour

The park-size front lawn and circular driveway set the house back from the road.

This house has a circular driveway and is set far back from the street.

That’s a 90-foot-long artificial stone waterfall next to the front door.

That wall on the left is actually a waterfall.

The door itself was imported from Spain and is equipped with a pivoting hinge and fingerprint entry.

The door was imported from Spain.

Just inside is the foyer, with a glass elevator that connects all three floors.

We told you it looked like MIAMI VICE.

Here, the ceilings are 30 feet high.

The ceilings are 30-feet tall.

The flooring is large-format white porcelain. That glass slab on the left is actually a display the owners used to show off their motorcycle.

The floor here is porcelain.

This angle showcases the floating staircase. Its risers have sensor-activated LEDs, so with each step, the staircase lights up like the keyboard from Big.

The steps light up as you step on them.

To the right of the entrance is the office, which has slatted windows and an electric fireplace. Most of the furniture on display is included in the sale of the home.

"Please step into my office."

The view from the office peeks into the cigar lounge as well as the family room.

The place has a cigar and wine lounge too.

Here’s that cigar room. It has a separate air system for ventilation, a wine fridge, a dishwasher and another electric fireplace.

The cigar lounge has special built-in ventilation.

Now the family room. There’s a walk-out to the pool, an illuminated coffered ceiling, in-floor heating and built-in cabinetry that blends into the background.

The family room, with an illuminated coffered ceiling.

This is one of two first-floor powder rooms.

One of two main-floor powder rooms.

Down the hall is the kitchen and dining area, which almost looks too pristine to cook in. It comes with a 20-foot-long marble island and Gaggenau appliances, including two wall ovens, an integrated fridge and a built-in espresso machine.

That's a 20-foot marble island in the kitchen.

The dining area overlooks the car salon (more on that later).

The dining room is in view of the pool.

Behind the main kitchen is a prep kitchen, this one with Thermador appliances. In a separate room, there’s an indoor commercial barbecue station with oversized grills and a hood fan.

And there's a prep kitchen.

Moving upstairs reveals the second-floor landing, which leads to four of the bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom, walk-in closet and balcony.

A glimpse at the glass elevator.

Here’s the main bedroom, with an illuminated feature wall attached to the bed frame.

The main suite has an electric fireplace.

The main ensuite is a symmetrical wonder. Its soaker tub sits adjacent to yet another fireplace.

The ensuite bathroom is something else.

Opposite the tub is the true show-stopper: a double glass walk-in shower with a bull’s head design worked into the marble wall.

Can you make of the bull's head in the marble.

This is the main walk-in closet.

The walk-in closet looks like a menswear boutique.

The suite walks out to a terrace with a hot tub.

One of the property's two hot tubs.

Here’s one of the secondary bedrooms.

The third bedrooms continues the ultra-modern theme.

Its ensuite has two sinks and moody accents.

Don't forget this ensuite as well.

There’s also a laundry room on the second floor.

The laundry room is also on the second floor.

And what mega-mansion would be complete without a gym big enough to host a football team? It has wall-to-wall-to-wall windows, padded floors and mirrors all over. This space could also be converted into two bedrooms, as it has rough-ins for ensuite bathrooms.

The gym is big enough for a football team.

Residents can use the three-storey glass staircase.

Another impressive staircase.

The owners designed the basement for entertaining, and that can only mean one thing: a “Hotline Bling” dance floor, a stage and nightclub lighting.

"You used to call me on your cellphone."

Just beyond the stage is a full bar with an ice machine, fridge, sink and dishwasher.

The nightclub-like bar.

Yes, there’s a powder room down here too.

There's a powder room down here too.

And an eight-seat theatre.

Every night is movie night in Milton.

The first basement bedroom is currently a blank slate.

One of the two basement bedrooms.

While the second bedroom has been set up as a playroom.

A space for the kids.

This is one of the tunnels leading to the car salon—12-foot ceilings, LED wall lighting, terrazzo flooring.

The terrazzo flooring is a nice touch.

On the ground floor: a gallery of vintage autos.

In the salon: vintage cars from all over the world.

Upstairs might as well be a showroom at a car convention.

That's right: the garage is two floors.

Here’s another view of the salon, for good measure.

One more look at the car museum for good measure.

Auto enthusiasts can continue the adventure in the workshop.

The workshop: a gear head's dream.

Outside, even the patio has a fireplace.

The massive patio has a fireplace as well.

The backyard is an eclectic mix of architectural styles united by a common colour palette and a love of hard edges.

Can you count the architectural styles?

The pool actually looks into the basement bar. The wall above it? A 30-foot waterfall.

The pool peers into the basement.

Meanwhile, the second-floor gym hovers over the car compound like Will Alsop’s floating tabletop at OCAD U.

This part of the building evokes Will Alsop's flying table top.

Finally, here’s a bird’s eye view of the property, with the main house up front, the greenhouse in the distance and the go-kart-track driveway winding throughout.

Is that a driveway or a race track?

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