Designed by Toronto architect Paul Roth, Greystones Estate offers the best of both worlds – the quiet tranquility of luxurious country living, with all the conveniences of the city.
The 112 acre parcel of land, minutes from the technology hub of Waterloo, Canada, is bordered by the meandering Grand River on the northern edge. Once a farmer's field, the grounds have been skilfully transformed into a stunning landscape, offering year-round colour and visual interest. Species of trees native to the Carolinian forests of this part of the country are planted throughout, and include groves of black walnut, beech, maple, and oak trees, plus stands of hardy evergreens. The lands, although heavily wooded in many areas, provide ample space for a helipad or private runway. Alternatively, the services of Waterloo's International Airport are but minutes away.
Although the interior living space spans some 11,000 square feet, Greystones Estate is a very inviting home. Allison Parent, Sales Representative with Sotheby's International Realty Canada adds "The seven fireplaces, the sunlight flooding through the floor-to-ceiling windows and French doors, and the extensive millwork, panelling, and Brazilian cherry flooring, all contribute to a feeling of tremendous warmth".
The principal rooms – morning room, conservatory, living room, dining room, and kitchen - are generously proportioned and beautifully finished. Large bay windows in virtually every room, along with terrace walk-outs, allow inhabitants to experience their surroundings from any room in the house.
The fully appointed kitchen, complete with a Thermador four-burner range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, Miele dishwasher, and built-in espresso maker, overlooks the indoor pool and family room. A spacious eating area, adjacent to the family room space, provides lots of room for family and friends to enjoy a meal together. For larger parties and gatherings, a separate catering kitchen with direct access to the rear driveway offers additional space for food preparation.
Lisa Clark is co-marketing the property along with Allison. She says "I think one of the most striking features of the home is the pool and spa area. The retractable, vaulted glass provides the best of both worlds - an indoor pool during the cooler months, and open air in the summer". A multitude of floor to ceiling windows, plus the glass roofing, allows natural light to fill the room. From sunrise to sunset, this space is wonderfully illuminated. Tropical plants thrive in the warm environment, and provide an element of greenery amid the natural stone, while the gentle waterfall adds to the ambiance.
Greystones Estate offers the functionality and features you would expect in a home of this calibre, including a climate-controlled wine cellar and tasting room, fitness area and sauna, and a wood-panelled elevator. Additional interior features include a Dryotron system in the pool area, a back-up generator capable of powering the entire home in the event of an electrical outage, security and sprinkler systems, Lutron lighting, whole-home audio, and Kolbe casement windows.
The exterior finishes of Greystones Estate include a cedar shake roof and copper eaves troughs, and natural stone. The outside living areas feature gracious, tiered natural stone terraces, leisurely and functional loggias, a fire pit area with surrounding patio space, and an outdoor kitchen, providing ample space for entertaining or for simply relaxing and enjoying the lovely views and westerly sunsets. Terraced gardens brimming with flowering and ornamental shrubbery compliment this area, offering the perfect setting for elegant garden receptions.
Tennis enthusiasts will enjoy the private tennis court, while spectators can relax in shady comfort under the post and beam cabana. Miles of gravel trails – including a track around the large riverside pond - provide a private venue for running or walking.
If this sounds like the right property for you, we invite you visit the Sotheby’s International Realty website at http://www.sothebysrealty.com/
About Allison Parent and Lisa Clark
Allison Parent (http://www.AllisonParent.com) and Lisa Clark (http://www.LisaClark.ca), Sales Representatives with Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, are co-marketing the property, and can be reached toll free at 1-877-960-9995, or locally at 416-960-9995.
About Sotheby's International Realty Canada
As one of the world’s most trusted brands Sotheby’s International Realty® is, simply put, synonymous with quality. Founded in 1744, it has maintained its supremacy in the auction of rare collectibles. With this remarkable pedigree, Sotheby’s founded its realty arm in 1976 in order to provide a real estate brokerage that would provide the same exacting focus on expertise and service for unique properties of extraordinary value that the world has come to expect.
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About Allison Parent and Lisa Clark:
Lisa Clark and Allison Parent are Sales Representatives with Sotheby's International Realty Canada. They specialize in the sale of luxury, estate, and acreage properties throughout the Greater Toronto area.
About Sotheby's International Realty Canada
Sotheby’s International Realty Canada is a Canadian owned and operated company with real estate offices in Toronto, Oakville, Montreal, Mt. Tremblant, Vancouver, West Vancouver, Crescent Beach, Salt Spring Island, Whistler and Sun Peaks. We provide our clients with a team of real estate professionals that are committed to providing you with superior service, marketing expertise and the highest ethical standards in the industry.
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