A Palatial Place to Call Home

Real Estate

September 19, 2021

Words by: Mona Butler

A home should be a place where one can grow and express oneself without limit. With bright windows, expansive indoor and outdoor space, and not a single low ceiling in sight, it is impossible to feel restricted in this massive Twin Brooks mansion.

As you step under the arches of the front entrance and are welcomed by the grand staircase, you will feel as though every entrance you make will be a dramatic one. Here you are greeted with 3 options: step past the office and formal dining area into the open concept living room and kitchen to marvel at the floor to ceiling windows that look out onto the ravine; take the stairs and spiral up to your master bedroom, and then further up to the loft living room; or head down the stairs into the brightest basement you’ve ever seen where you can entertain your guests without feeling like you’ve relegated them to the dungeon.

The house boasts 6 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, a den, a bonus room, and a massive oversized garage, all spread out across 3 storeys. Set on a highly desirable ravine lot, you can enjoy your morning coffee while admiring the woods either outdoors on one of the many patios and decks, or during the colder months, from the living room which features an uninterrupted view of nature in your backyard. Do you enjoy nature walks? Explore trails without having to drive to your favourite hiking spot and wind your way through paths just beyond your back gate.

Throughout the house, marble and hardwood floors, bold chandeliers, towering pillars, and grand arches exude elegance and luxury on every level. The kitchen is an ornate masterpiece, which blends seamlessly into the dining nook and living room so that when hosting, no one feels left out of the events. The 3 upstairs bedrooms are down a corridor to the right of the stairs, and the master suite is to the left, giving the sense of having not just a master suite, but a master wing. This is your oasis away from the goings‐on of the rest of the house. The master suite is expansive, offering a seating area, Romeo and Juliet doors that open up to the ravine view from the living room windows, a walk-in closet, and of course, a spa‐like 5 piece ensuite bathroom.

A home should be a place where one can grow and express oneself without limit.

Like most palaces, this one also has its secrets. Upon entering one of the bedrooms on the third floor, you will look up to find a trap door in the ceiling. Climb the ladder to find a hidden nook. This hideout could be used for many purposes, but if you’ve ever had the romantic notion of moving to Paris and setting up an artist studio in a little garret, this is the perfect place to act on those dreams.

The house leaves little to want for, but we all have our own tastes and desires. Perhaps the house is missing one final touch to make it perfect for you. If this is the case, then take advantage of the $25,000 reno credit from the seller to truly make this house your own.


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