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Richard K.C. Ling, Broker

Harvey Kalles Real Estate Limited, Brokerage


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A Unique Exclusive Executive Community


Canadian $775,000 / ~ U.S. $517,000




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  Richard's Notes


Bruce's, the boutique developer, works evoke memories of my formative years in California - "Never before it's time" loops the Napa Vineyard's motto in my mind's eye.


Since 1972, after a detour with projects spanning Quebec, Vancouver, Ottawa, Calgary, and Port Coquitlam, Bruce has fine tuned his passion for creating his masterpieces - one house at a time.  "Why do you take one year to build a house when most other projects finishes in a fraction of that?" was my initial reaction.  "Because I construct my homes one step at a time and inspect them vigorously each step of the way.  If the standard is below my expectation, I will rip it off and reconstruct it again" was the response.  It may sound a little "anal", but the result is a sterling reputation expanding through the region.  "Did the developer build this home?" was put forth before one of the area agents booked an appointment to show a house.


I think Bruce is also a visionary.  Westlake Estates, was a creation out of his sheer will.  Seduced by the magnificent acreage of rolling hills, green spaces and majestic vistas, balanced by his practical side of the incredible location - minutes from HWY401 and the planned exit of HWY407, shopping and restaurants on Taunton Road and the $39 million state-of-the-art New Recreational Centre in Harmony Road North, he bought the land from the Westlakes a decade or so ago.  Obviously, the cognoscente in the region agree with him. The Estate Community is now home to the Who's Who in the business, banking, international executives and real estate establishments.  I should add that a substantial number of the privileged denizens continues to pour hundreds of thousands to enhance their dwellings.


Some of Bruce's Special Features


  The Home


Truly, this must be one of the best view within an hour radius of Toronto - the other being 19 Eagle Court next door (Sold Conditionally), and I do a LOT of traveling zigzagging within the circle drawn.  A veritable lush Garden of Eden with an all-brick (stone colour) and glass house in the centre of 2.4 acres.


I call the Home "The Perfect Angles" because there is not a dull corner inside with soaring ceilings and views of both the Gardens and Lake Ontario in all Principal Rooms.  I love the Foyer - with varied layers of vaulted Cathedral Ceilings, playing off the large "Indian Stone" Porcelain Tile Apron at the Entrance.  It also has the most impressive Wall of Windows overlooking the Gardens and Lake Ontario.  Walking through the Door is almost like walking into another Dimension.  The Kitchen, Dining and, Living areas (open concepts) continues the theme with varying heights Cathedral Ceilings.  There is movement in the stillness.  Almost seemed like a quiet,  invisible orchestral maneuvering in the background.  With the different sized Walls of Windows and Glass Block Walls throughout the home, Rays of Light interplay in perfect harmony with the background Symphony.


I love the Master Ensuite in the West Wing with the angled wall sized corner windows just above the double soaker tub - just like bathing in nature, overlooking the lush privacy of the backyard surround by stands of mature trees.  The Master Bedroom is unique with Tray Ceiling and  the paneled Windows forming a Light Arc around the Bed producing a halo effect.  I would use the huge Audio Room  (Featured on the Cover of Inner Ear Magazine featuring its refined acoustic qualities) in the East Wing as the Ultimate Home Office.  It has incredible views of both the Lake and the Gardens with soaring Alpine Ceiling and a separate walk-up Entrance raised from the wrap around Stone Patio seconds from parking.   This would be most impressive to visiting clients with the added benefit of being distinctly separated from the rest of the house.


The huge self-contained Loft Apartment, complete with a 4-pc Bathroom and Kitchen, is perfect for guest or family with an extended stay.  With a separate exterior stairs to the Balcony, it would be ideal for a Home Office with a small staff as well.  For the more ambitious, the Alpine Ceiling with 2 Sky Lights could be replaced by, say,  a Domed Deck for the most incredible view to Lake Ontario and the Stars without the whitening effect of City Lights.  Internally, it can be accessed from the Garage through the Laundry Room.


The Den in the Lower Level provides an additional cozy space for the more casual moments.  The Wall-to-Wall Oak Entertainment Unit and the Gas Fireplace in the middle plays well with the large Tuscany Ceramic Tiles and the Bi-Level Light Well/Atrium.  It opens out to varied level Stone Patios with terraced Rock Gardens punctuated with splashes of green from the varied families of Evergreens.


The Cocoon Section of the Lower Level with the Sauna, 3-pc Bathroom, and specially constructed Home Theatre add distinctive notes to the Grand Finale.


Immaculate condition.  This brings new meaning to "Just move in and enjoy"!


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