As you meander up the winding driveway, you might mistake being on the grounds of a golf course or countryside resort. To the left is the natural pond, with its fountain in summer, which is entirely situated on this 23.86 acre property. The pond boasts Koi, bass and trout. Continuing up the drive you become surrounded by rolling countryside, lawns, gardens and trees. Located in the heart of the protected Oak Ridges Moraine Land Trust, the surrounding lands all the way to the Trent River will remain protected under restricted development for future generations to enjoy.
This is one of the finest pieces of property on the Gore Road. Prior to reaching the main residence, you will encounter the completely renovated enchanting 1840’s log home, a reminder of times past. Heritage designated by the Town of Caledon, it is referred to as the “Farrell-Haney House”. Thomas Farrell, the last resident descendant of the settler builders, was known to make potent cider. A stained glass window in the front door tells the story. Today, your guests can enjoy quiet time in front of the massive fire place in the renovated charming interior. The main level offers a living room, dining area, and kitchen. The ground level has two guest rooms and a bath. Your guests may never want to leave this inviting cottage. Further up the driveway you will discover the pool complex. Masterfully planned by renowned Betz Pools, you have found your summer paradise. No need to drive to the lake. The hillside was carved out to create the most magnificent setting imaginable, surrounded by natural cut stone and professionally landscaped gardens with native species.
Just three years new the pool complex features a massive free-form gunite pool, in-pool tanning ledge, diving board, hot tub, stunning natural stone patios, waterfalls, and a cooking centre with BBQ. The outdoor space is like none other and is ideal for family reunions, summer relaxation or hours sunning in complete privacy. Children will adore the sleeping bunkie in the upper section of the pool house accessed by ladders. The lower area features change rooms, showers and a superb entertainment area complete with large bar clad in sumptuous granite. Below the entrance to the meadows, you will come across the barn with five horse stables, heated horse shower, workshop, tack room and hay loft. Attached to the barn facility is the fully self-contained and completely renovated one bedroom housekeeper’s residence. Majestically perched at the pinnacle of the land, towering above the grounds, you will encounter the main house, with approx. 15,000 sq. ft. of magical living space.
This west coast influenced contemporary residence is architecturally extraordinary and arguably one of the finest homes you are likely to see. The front entrance boasts pond and water feature over which is laid a massive slab of granite serving as a bridge. The front portico arches over a beautiful stone patio and creates a dramatic outdoor living space where the owners have held dinner parties. At the entrance to the home stand two substantial custom made wooden doors featuring square nails and bronze hardware. Through the doors you are welcomed into the experience that is uniquely 18696 The Gore Road. Nothing prepares you for the wonder. In the foyer stand 4 solid timbers, harvested from the property, sandblasted and kiln dried, serving as columns holding up the entry features. To the right, the magnificent dining room features stone columns as if dropped into the space. A 20 foot skylight feature overhead is the ideal spot from which to view the night sky or the sparkling custom made light feature suspended over the dining table. This is the very space where once the Trivial Pursuit investors received their first substantial cheques after the runaway success of the game.
This Property is Marketed by Sotheby’s International Realty