Surreal Estate: $5.9 million for a Collingwood house with a big red barn and a ring for riding horses

Surreal Estate: $5.9 million for a Collingwood house with a big red barn and a ring for riding horses

What home in the country would be complete without seven bathrooms, a sauna, a tennis court, a driving range and 30 acres of land?

The facade and garden, illuminated at sunset

Neighbourhood: Collingwood
Price: $5,950,000
Size: 3,112 square feet (main house)
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 7
Realtor: Holly Stone, Sotheby’s International Realty

The place

A six-bedroom, seven-bathroom farmhouse sitting on a staggering 30-acre estate near downtown Collingwood. The property is a short drive from Blue Mountain Village, OslerBrook Golf and Country Club and Sunset Point Beach.

The history

Three years ago, a Toronto couple working in the tech sector bought this property so their children could grow up with plenty of outdoor play: tennis matches, driving range sessions, snowshoe adventures through the forest. After purchasing the place, they gutted the main home, installed smart-home technology and then converted the barn into a guest suite. Soon after the renos were complete, however, they relocated to Spain to pursue new career opportunities. Now their former home is on the market.

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The tour

Here’s the bird’s eye view: manicured lawns, several distinct buildings and a private forest with walking trails.

The farmhouse if surrounded by walking trails.

The brick façade, with its gabled roof and homey porch, is in stark contrast to the contemporary interior.

The gabled roof and original brick bring the charm.

The foyer is defined by oak floors, slick glass and natural light.

The modern foyer contrasts with the old-timey facade.

Down the hall is the family room, anchored by a gigantic marble fireplace that emphasizes the vaulted ceilings.

The home's greatest feature may be the living-area marble fireplace.

The kitchen has too many cabinets to count. Within them are a Sub-Zero fridge, a wine cooler, two Miele dishwashers and a six-burner Wolf gas stove. The island and countertops are marble.

The kitchen is white all over.

There’s also a den on the main floor, which is currently set up as a gym.

The owners fashioned the den as a gym.

Vaulted ceilings add grandeur to the main bedroom. Those sliding doors on the left walk out to a deck with a hot tub.

Here’s a reverse view of the suite, revealing the walk-in closet, another marble fireplace and a 55-inch Samsung Frame TV.

The second gas fireplace lives here.

The main ensuite bathroom features a marble double vanity with tons of storage, a glass shower and a heated Toto toilet.

The main ensuite wouldn't be out of place in a luxury hotel.

This bedroom overlooks the backyard and attaches to an office with dedicated fibre internet.

One of the secondary bedrooms.

Here’s that office. There’s a Murphy bed in that closet on the left.

There's a Murphy bed hidden behind the desk.

Some of the home’s coolest features are in the basement, like the movie room with its 85-inch TV and wine fridge.

The basement is great for watching movies.

The basement also comes with a guest suite, a living room and a wood sauna.

The basement could be its own private unit.

A luxurious sauna steps from the bed—Why not?

And of course the home has a sauna.

This is the basement bathroom, with built-in shelving and Canadian-winter wallpaper.

There's a bathroom in the basement too.

The backyard is equipped with three spacious decks and three firepits.

The backyard oasis comes with a deck.

This is one of two pools—and each has a hot tub.

This is one of two pools on the property

The owners transformed this storage barn into a guest house with air conditioning and Wi-Fi.

The barn is now a guest suite, equipped with AC and Wi-Fi.

To the left of the barn is a shed and a horse-riding ring.

That's a storage shed in front of the horse ring

Finally, a view of the entire property.

An aerial view of the expansive property.

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