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319 Balsam Drive, Oakville, MLS#: 30583692
Community: South East Oakville
Traditional French chateau meets the flare of modern country in this exceptional custom-built home. Situated back from the road at the end of a winding driveway, you feel as if you are at a country estate. Located on one of South East Oakville’s most prestigious streets, this setting offers private garden views like no other. Offering a total of 12,865 sq ft of finished living space sitting on just under an acre of private land.
Entering under the portico through the crafted solid oak front door you are immediately enveloped with sophisticated charm and an abundance of custom detailing. Soaring vaulted ceilings, radiant heated flooring, oversized wood trimmed windows, wide plank white oak, honed limestone and emperor marble on the floors, custom iron rails and a multitude of wood and gas fireplaces with natural surrounds create the warmth and charm. An abundance of custom millwork with extra height baseboards, detailed ceilings, crown moulding and panelled walls seamlessly carry you from one room to the next. No space is forgotten with custom built-ins providing clever storage.
The open kitchen provides the ideal family gathering space. With custom cabinetry, oversized island, top appliances, built-in window bench seating, separate servery with full kitchen, and directly connected to the inviting family room, this is a space you can relax in. This is the ideal entertaining spot with easy flow into the formal dining space. The living room is reminiscent of a charming french chalet with 2- storey vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, french doors and windows and wood burning fireplace with floor-to-ceiling Indiana limestone surround. And should you require it; a lavish guest suite complete with ensuite, dressing room and private patio adorn this level.
The fine finishes continue to the upper level. The grand master suite features a gas fireplace, separate reading room, private back patio for lounging, lavish master bath and dressing room. As a surprise, it even has a secret entrance to the adjoining nursery/bedroom. Each additional bedroom is adorned with custom built-ins, vaulted ceilings and private ensuites. As an added bonus, this level houses a cozy media space, a hidden upper floor laundry and full bathroom.
The lower level is reminiscent of a boutique hotel with secure glass enclosed salt-water pool, steam shower and sauna, as well as a gym space, hobby room with wet bar, nanny suite, extra storage and additional spa-like bathroom. For entertainers and families alike, behind a set of solid alder wood doors, you’ll find a soundproofed theatre with plush seating and beverage station.
The outdoor space leaves nothing to be desired. Enjoy summer nights by the pool and spa, dine al fresco by the outdoor kitchen and fireplace or pick a private patio in the gardens. This is your retreat in the city.