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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

By Alex Cyr| Photography by Scott Norsworthy and Solution Gate Media
House of the Week: four-bedroom, five-bathroom, newly-built farmhouse in King City

Neighbourhood: King City Agent: Kevin Loberg, Royal LePage Terrequity Realty Price: $5,500,000 Size: 4,000 square feet Bedrooms: 4 Bathrooms: 5


The place

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.

The history

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 tour

The wood-and-brick façade is defined by its illuminated porch and 12-foot windows.

This King City property comes with hardwood frame and a sleek interior.

Here’s a closer look at the façade’s barn boards.

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This home stands on a two-acre lot in the exclusive Kingcross Estates

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. 

The current owners, a builder and decor consultant, bought a piece of land in King City in 2021 and spent the next two years building their retirement home upon it.

Beyond the staircase is the main living space, lined with oak floors and illuminated with studio lights.

The home has expansive common areas, a graceful ribbon staircase, and an art gallery

This reverse view showcases the hallway arches and circular light fixtures from Bocci.

The ribbon staircase is a real treat

The TV console, meanwhile, is not curvy at all. Monolithic and massive, it seems to magically hover above the fireplace.

The property's floating TV and fireplace is something to see

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. 

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In the living area: a wet bar, a lounge and that incredible staircase

Another look at the striking arched hallway from the opposite end of the home.

With four bedrooms and five bathrooms, this House of the Week is currently on the market for $5.5 million

The gallery wouldn’t be out of place in Yorkville.

This King City home has its on art gallery

The kitchen and dining area overlook the forested backyard.

The light fixtures in the dining area are from Bocci

This angle highlights the kitchen’s white and midnight-blue colour scheme. There’s also a custom curved calacatta island. 

Studio lights add some drama to the kitchen

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.

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The kitchen is equipped with marble counters and appliances to make a chef jealous

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 grand window in the main bedroom overlooks the backyard

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.

This edition of House of the Week has a spa-like ensuite bathroom

Even the laundry room has a chic aesthetic.

Even the laundry room is chic in this King City house

And this is the house as seen from the backyard, complete with a covered concrete deck and a gravel path.

The 4,000-square-foot house also comes with recessed ceilings, a midnight-blue kitchen and a cool spiral staircase

Have a home that’s about to hit the market? Send your property to realestate@torontolife.com.  

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