Connie Adair, Special to National Post | February 3, 2015 | Last Updated: Feb 3 10:10 AM ET
With 1,300 feet of lake frontage and 33-plus acres, this is one of the largest remaining single residential lakefront properties west of the GTA, says listing agent Nik Bonellos of Moffat Dunlap Real Estate. “It’s a unique trophy property, not a McMansion, and is priceless.”
The 1908 estate home rests at the end of a long private driveway that circles past the front door for easy guest drop off. “Sweeping lakefront views are offered as you make your way down the driveway,” Mr. Bonellos says. Check out the view across the lake to Toronto from your lakeside Muskoka chairs.
Completely renovated in 2008, the home is a comfortable mix of old and new. Most of the interior door handles are original, as are the impressive ceiling and beams in the living room.
The home has two front entrances, one originally used by staff. The east entry was for guests, its wood-and-glass door opening on to a sunny foyer.
The top-of-the-line eat-in kitchen has all the modern conveniences, including stainless steel appliances. The formal dining room has a brick fireplace. A family room and a den are also on the main floor.
The second level has four bedrooms, including a master suite with a large dressing room. The luxurious ensuite bathroom has a walk-in shower and a separate tub. An office and a panelled library are other highlights. The library and dressing room have working fireplaces.
Ideal for entertaining or as a quiet place to unwind, the impressive backyard has a pool, a wrap-around flagstone patio, a copper-topped cabana, and a spectacular water view.
The property has a barn, a workshop, an old-growth hardwood forest and orchards of peach trees. However it’s “large enough to be converted into a winery, as you need 20 acres for that and we have 33,” the homeowner says.
990 Lakeshore Rd. (Niagara-on-the-Lake)
Asking price: $6.25-million
Taxes: $17,873 (2013)