A luxury home is not just in its fine furnishings or amenities. Though these do play a big part, what really makes a property special is not just its design or its interior decoration, but the landscape around it as well. Perfectly maintained gardens can be one such example, but one that is unsurpassed, an instant draw, is the stunning beauty of the natural world. Lake Ontario is a perfect example of this. All along its shores, homes have been built for generations, once for practicality, to sustain families. These days it is to take in the awe-inspiring scenery and Oakville is one of the places to do so.
Located on the shores of Lake Ontario, Oakville is home to many marvellous views across the water, be it at sunrise, noon, sunset or any minute of the day. The lake has been a vital part of the town’s history, influencing events across the centuries, from its creation to the present day. The lake is a part of the traditions, the culture and even the architecture of Oakville itself. Homes have been built by the waters edge for generations, as long as the town has existed, each one capturing part of the perfect panorama over the lake.
Many houses from the 19th century still stand to this day in Old Oakville, Downtown and elsewhere, each holding a wonderful aesthetic of timeless quality, such as Gerogrian and Victorian era homes. Today, they are flanked by more modern properties, presenting a range of styles such as Tudor and Gothic revival to fabulous custom built houses and condos of the 21st century. However, they all share a similarity of being built to take in the amazing scenery of Lake Ontario and the surrounding land.
A view out on natural beauty
A trip down Chartwell Road leads to one of our finest lakeside properties with a truly breathtaking view. This house is quiet and private, tucked away from the hustle and bustle, a serene little oasis. Turning off Chartwell Road, the driveway leads to a spacious garage, room for vehicles as well as plenty of storage. But it is the house itself which provides a real delight. As you step in, the marble inlay floor and 2 sided stainless steel fireplace greet you before your eyes hit a stunning sight. A wall of windows looking out across Lake Ontario, allowing the house to be lit with natural light, helping illuminate almost every room in the house, all while presenting a beautiful panorama for whenever you wish to gaze out over the water.
The master bedroom upstairs holds similar stunning views onto Lake Ontario, the perfect image to wake up to. This is not to distract from the bedroom itself, which is complete with a luxurious five piece ensuite and a wonderful walk-in closet, as well as a coffee station fitted with a sink and beverage fridge, perfect for those lazy morning lie-ins to relax or the ultra early starts. And in case you wanted to get an even better view of the lake, the bedroom has a private screened porch area, a fantastic spot to enjoy a morning latte and take in the stunning vista, be it in the warming rays of summer or a crisp winter day.
The house includes three additional bedrooms, a large recreational room, two extra bathrooms, wine and beverage fridges and a pantry, providing for plenty of storage. However, this property has another splendid treat with its expansive stone patio. Stepping out, the outside area is furnished with a gas fireplace and seating, giving a great spot to sit and enjoy the beautiful view in warm comfort. And in case a walk along the lake edge takes your fancy, the property has a gate fitted so you can step out right onto the waterfront trail.
Exclusive Edgewater Estates property
Less than 500 meters from the idyllic shores of Lake Ontario lies this wonderful custom home in an exclusive Edgewater Estates enclave. Built on a premium half acre lot, the house is of a wonderful design with intricate architectural detailing for the classical exterior. This is perfectly matched by the fantastic interior, featuring defined, clean lines that help illustrate the sublime quality finishes on each of the properties three levels.
Using natural light to its full advantage, this house welcomes you with a 10’ glass and iron door, with six skylights and 12’ ceilings on the second floor, helping make sure each part feels open and bright. With the downstairs, this allows the expansive Great Room to feel welcoming and with the rising floor to ceiling windows, it lets the kitchen receive just as much light. Both have been furnished beautifully, with professional grade built in appliances, giving you everything you could need in the kitchen.
Moving upstairs, the master bedroom comes with a magnificent dressing room and white marble ensuite. Three other bedrooms, all with their own ensuites, complete the second level of the house. The lower level is complete for any and every additional need, including a gymnasium room, an additional bedroom, a full Topnotch kitchen joining on to a recreational/media room, and plenty of storage space to fit whatever you need.
To add to this, the property’s living space continues outside, with a covered 900ft loggia extending from the main level, with an equal sized terrace on the lower level. Also included is a custom build shed for seasonal storage. With the wonderful beauty provided from the house’s gardens and Lake Ontario being just a two minute stroll away, this estate home is a truly exquisite property.
Being able to take in the natural beauty whilst also having all the modern comforts you could need is a truly fantastic combination. Oakville is able to provide just that, with its lakefront properties the perfect place to call home, where luxury and natural beauty sit side by side.