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?
Size: 3,112 square feet (main house)
Realtor: Holly Stone, Sotheby’s International Realty
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.
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.
Here’s the bird’s eye view: manicured lawns, several distinct buildings and a private forest with walking trails.
The brick façade, with its gabled roof and homey porch, is in stark contrast to the contemporary interior.
The foyer is defined by oak floors, slick glass and natural light.
Down the hall is the family room, anchored by a gigantic marble fireplace that emphasizes the vaulted ceilings.
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.
There’s also a den on the main floor, which is currently set up 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 main ensuite bathroom features a marble double vanity with tons of storage, a glass shower and a heated Toto toilet.
This bedroom overlooks the backyard and attaches to an office with dedicated fibre internet.
Here’s that office. There’s a Murphy bed in that closet on the left.
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 also comes with a guest suite, a living room and a wood sauna.
A luxurious sauna steps from the bed—Why not?
This is the basement bathroom, with built-in shelving and Canadian-winter wallpaper.
The backyard is equipped with three spacious decks and three firepits.
This is one of two pools—and each has a hot tub.
The owners transformed this storage barn into a guest house with air conditioning and Wi-Fi.
To the left of the barn is a shed and a horse-riding ring.
Finally, a view of the entire property.
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