House of the Week: $5.5 million for a King City home with a fireplace that defies physics
The 4,000-square-foot property also comes with recessed ceilings, a midnight-blue kitchen and a serpentine staircase
Neighbourhood: King City
Agent: Kevin Loberg, Royal LePage Terrequity Realty
Size: 4,000 square feet
A four-bedroom, five-bathroom farmhouse in the exclusive Kingcross Estates. A mix of rural and modern design, it stands on a two-acre lot and is a short drive to Seneca College’s King Campus and King City’s downtown strip.
In 2021, with the dream of building a place to retire, the home’s current owners (a builder and a design consultant) bought the land on which it sits. They wanted an entertainment hub to host loved ones, so they graced the residence with large common areas, a wide ribbon staircase and a gallery. After finishing the home early this summer, the pair had a change of heart and chose to undertake a new building project. The farmhouse is now on the market for another family to enjoy.
The wood-and-brick façade is defined by its illuminated porch and 12-foot windows.
Here’s a closer look at the façade’s barn boards.
Inside, the foyer gives way to the home’s centrepiece: an oak ribbon staircase wrapped in white concrete that echoes Frank Gehry’s at the AGO.
Beyond the staircase is the main living space, lined with oak floors and illuminated with studio lights.
This reverse view showcases the hallway arches and circular light fixtures from Bocci.
The TV console, meanwhile, is not curvy at all. Monolithic and massive, it seems to magically hover above the fireplace.
Now for the living room’s east-facing wall, equipped with a wet bar and a marble backsplash as well as a Bosch mini fridge and wine cooler hidden behind the matte panels.
Another look at the striking arched hallway from the opposite end of the home.
The gallery wouldn’t be out of place in Yorkville.
The kitchen and dining area overlook the forested backyard.
This angle highlights the kitchen’s white and midnight-blue colour scheme. There’s also a custom curved calacatta island.
This wall-to-wall, floor-to-ceiling shelving unit houses a Thermidor dishwasher, a refrigerator, a freezer and a double wall oven—all from Fisher and Paykel.
Moving upstairs reveals the main bedroom, which comes with a recessed ceiling and a grand picture window. That floating oak block on the left is a nightstand.
The main ensuite bathroom features a curb-less glass shower with stainless steel fixtures and a rainfall head. Large ceramic tiles cover the floor and the walls.
Even the laundry room has a chic aesthetic.
And this is the house as seen from the backyard, complete with a covered concrete deck and a gravel path.
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