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It’s the expansive view of the forest and ravine that first strikes you about this Toronto home. Whether you’re listening to the pianist with friends, a glass of champagne from the bar in one hand, or lying in bed in the master suite, the leaves seem to engulf you.
Known as the Integral House, this Shim-Sutcliffe Architects custom-designed locale is made for entertaining, with room enough to invite 200 guests. A bar area borders the entertainment space, the acoustics composed with music in mind; the dining room and upstairs kitchen, separated by an adjustable wall, are ideal for catered dinner parties. The art gallery will also attract intrigued visitors – carry on and you’ll reach the study, complete with a conference table, for potential business discussions.
When the crowds have dispersed, there’s the indoor exercise pool, sauna and hot tub to enjoy. In better weather, the interior space here can be fused with nature by lowering the 9m-long window. For the frosty Canadian winters, the underfloor heating throughout the residence, the heated driveway and walkways, and three fireplaces will take the edge off the cold.
This four-bedroom, eight-bathroom property is on the market through Sotheby’s International Realty for CAD$19.5 million (in the region of R220 million). A virtual tour is available online: web reference C3465781.
Text Kirsty Wilkins