MAJESTIC ESTATE ON THE LAKE
A major trophy estate property of the highest caliber. Two acres of tranquility directly facing Lake Ontario, in the prestigious heritage district of Niagara-on-the-Lake. A location so enchanting, you can walk to the famous Shaw Festival theatres, restaurants, boutiques, and cafes in minutes. North America’s oldest surviving golf course is a 100 metre “cut short” shot away. Parkland abounds. Sophisticated culture and dining in one of Canada’s prettiest and most historical towns.
The land was transferred from The Crown to a lady named Ann Campbell in 1871. The original Antebellum style residence was built in 1914, with open porches to capitalize on the gentle breezes coming off of the Lake.
In 2017, following a three year elaborate and comprehensive renovation and expansion, this Nantucket Blue estate created a new chapter in history. Completed under the expert guidance of Coventry Homes, with the finest finishes and craftsmanship imaginable. A level of global quality that would appeal to the most discerning of buyers.
The compound is now comprised of four buildings: the main residence (5,189 sq + 3,374 in the lower level), the entertaining pavilion (2,000 sq ft + 2,000 sq ft in the lower level), the coach house with its delightful guest residence (920 sq ft) above, and the octagonal conservatory (589 sq ft). Square footage is approximate.
The compound was cleverly arranged to guarantee separate spaces for overnight guests in the coach house, hosting elaborate parties in the entertaining pavilion, working or reading in the conservatory; all while retaining complete privacy for the family in the main residence.
Step into the grand foyer of the main residence and you will be instantly captivated. The design firm of Shaw Pezzo orchestrated the finest purveyors and suppliers to sympathetically marry modern conveniences with the refinement of the Georgian period.
Hand scraped hardwood flooring, completely rebuilt staircase with swan neck bannister, and an elaborate ceiling completed in the Michelangelo process (three months of work) meld together to create a most impressive grand foyer. Formal living and dining rooms are separated from the inviting family room / kitchen at the back. Upstairs, three extraordinary bedrooms, with private hotel spa-like ensuite bathrooms, make the residence comfortable and inviting for families. An extremely clever loft storage room, accessible by the electronically controlled ladder, is ideal to store valuable collections. The fully finished lower level incorporates an open concept media / recreation room with a home gym.
The entertaining pavilion was purposefully designed as the main gathering space for large family events and parties. The spectacular principal kitchen is located here, with dramatic great room, and two guest powder rooms. All with views onto the reflecting pool and access to the champagne, dining and sun terraces.
The potential uses of the lower level of the entertaining pavilion are endless – children can easily play hockey or create a future artificial ice surface for skating. The buyer may even wish to create additional guest bedrooms and baths after they acquire the home.
Next door is the coach house garage facility which accommodates three plus cars. Above is the one bedroom fully self-contained guest residence. With its own massive balcony and private entry, your guests are free to come and go at their leisure.
One might suggest that the conservatory, with its octagonal shape may be the favourite respite on the property. Your dream home office? A reading space for quiet contemplation? An exercise or yoga studio? The vaulted cupola ceiling, with clerestory windows above, is sheer drama. One would expect a bit of drama in a theatre town like Niagara-on-the-Lake.
Ideally suited to the jet-set buyer, who appreciates the finest things in life.