Christine Avanti-Fischer is a Certified Nutritionist, classically trained Chef, a lifestyle expert and the author of two best-selling books, “Skinny Chicks Don’t Eat Salads” and “Skinny Chicks Eat Real Food”. Her mission is to share the transformative power of real food. Christine is considered one of Hollywood’s leading nutrition/culinary experts for an array of celebrities and has shared her passion for ‘real food’ on a variety of television shows including Good Morning America, the Today Show, The Doctors, Rachel Ray and Access Hollywood. According to the medical community, Christine presents a powerful approach to weight loss by combining the latest in scientific breakthroughs with her many years of nutrition counseling. Although she continues to work with clients and friends, Christine and her husband, Toronto-born Jonathon Fischer, realized that they shared a passion for philanthropy and in 2012 they co-founded the Jonathon D. Fischer Foundation which provides grants to charities around the world that make a positive difference in people’s lives.
The Fischers found that they were spending more time in California and have recently placed their Oakville home on the market with Alex Irish & Associates of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada. An extraordinary home, it is set in a signature lakeside enclave in sought after southeast Oakville and features over 11,000 square feet of living space. This 7 bedroom/10 bathroom home evokes the feeling of a country estate with its twin-gated entrances and forest-like setting. The teams at Gren Weis Architect, Lakehurst Construction, Rodney Deeprose and Aldershot Landscaping worked diligently to ensure that all workmanship met the highest construction standards, something that is quite apparent from the moment you cross the threshold.
The graceful flow of the home is perfect for both entertaining on a grand scale or hosting an intimate gathering. High end architectural details, too numerous to list, capture your attention. From the rift cut white oak flooring and custom ceiling detail throughout to the stainless fireplace with Carrara marble, each room displays the homeowner’s remarkable attentiveness to detail.
The oversize Chef’s kitchen features twin 10’ islands, a prep counter, top of the line stainless steel appliances and Parker House Custom cabinetry, providing the perfect backdrop for any culinary adventure! A second kitchen and pantry are very useful when preparing or catering a large group. A third kitchen is located in the pool house/cabana which is convenient for preparing poolside luncheon or cocktails.
On the upper level, the Master Bedroom offers his and hers spa inspired ensuites and dressing rooms. It also features a 16’ sliding door with walk out to the 500 square foot, light-filled sun deck overlooking the spectacular back garden, pool and the woods. Once again, no detail has been overlooked, imparting a feeling of classic splendor. The additional four bedrooms on this level each have their own ensuite. One of two laundry rooms is also on this floor.
Throughout the home, luxury amenities abound and include a state of the art wine cellar featured in Forbes magazine, a gymnasium with a ballet barre and wired to accommodate hot yoga, a games room/prestigious bar, a home theatre, 4 car garage, three unique coffee bars and an industry award winning home automation system throughout the entire home.
The outdoors beckon with the stylish flagstone porch and covered sitting area with exterior fireplace plus a built-in barbecue ideal for alfresco dining. Pathways and stepping stones lead to the heated pool creating a resort-like ambience where one can relax with the soothing sound of the fountains in the background. The firepit is a welcome addition to gather around at any time of year. The poolside cabana is located nearby and features a bedroom/sitting room, bathroom and kitchen. The cabana is designed to convert to a summer guest house. It all adds up to an idyllic setting for whiling away an afternoon.
Toronto is within easy commuting distance either by car or GO transit. Several excellent private and public schools, including Appleby College and St. Mildred’s are within close proximity. For further details please visit www.alexirish.com.