Distinctive Waterfront Estate

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A granite fieldstone floor-to-ceiling 2-sided fireplace graces the sunken Great Room which overlooks the manicured gardens, three custom designed grand-piano shaped decks and the lake. Adjacent to a formal Dining Room is the spacious eat-in Kitchen. Everything is accessible from the centrally located semi-circular island which has a ceramic cook-top stove and double sink. The elegant eat-in area is framed by a curved wall of 9 windows plus walk-out, that mimics the shape of the kitchen island.

The huge main floor Master Bedroom includes a 5-piece ensuite plus a cedar-paneled Spa Room that features a hot tub, sauna, walk-in shower and walk-out to the front deck. Upstairs, there are 3 additional bedrooms. One with a 4-piece ensuite and Juliette balcony and the other two bedrooms share a Jack & Jill bathroom.

In addition to the attached over-sized 2-car garage, there is a detached 992 sf workshop or boat & toy garage with hydro, propane heater and wood stove.

Down the steps to the water is a large deck with built-in seating and hydro. From there a 25 ft X 5 ft dock section takes you out to the 480 sf party dock with two sets of swim stairs, braces for two shade umbrellas (so they don’t blow away) and ample space for mooring boats.

A geothermal system with forced air heating and A/C keeps the home comfortable year round. And an 11-station automatic lake-fed in-ground watering system (controlled in the garage) assures green grass and bountiful blooms all summer long.

If you’re looking for the ideal executive home or cottage on a gorgeous big lake, like Lake Simcoe, but want to be close enough to Toronto to take in special events or get to the airport without driving too far, this could be what you are looking for. It’s a very unique place which rarely comes up for sale. Come and see for yourself!


Features of 3055 Ridge Rd. W.

Bedrooms: 4Bathrooms: 4 + 2
MLS # 30739933Frontage: 201 feet
Area: 3,800 sq. ft. Lot Size: 201.35′ X 500′ (Approx.)
Area Finished: 3,800 sq. ft.Public Schools: Shanty Bay P.S., Eastview Secondary
Property Taxes (2018): $17,321Catholic Schools: St. Monica’s Catholic, St. Joseph’s Secondary
Built in 1989 Age: 30Community: Shanty Bay, Millionaire’s Row
Could be “Visitable” Detached Workshop: 24.5′ X 40.5′ = 992 sq. ft.

A stately hand-made wrought iron security gate and decorative interlock brickwork welcome you to this stunning waterfront estate.

Before getting to the house, stroll along the flagstone pathways surrounding a beautiful reflecting pond with waterfall feature producing the serene sound of flowing water.

Pause for a minute in the quaint sitting area and admire the lovely landscaping that includes a decorative trellis and ornamental bird house.

As you come upon the home, you’ll notice the wrought iron Apple Tree with light designed by the same craftsman from Creemore that created the front gates.

On the roof of the home is a beautiful cupola with decorative “Canada Geese” weathervane, the signature stamp of the 2nd owner of the estate.

The front courtyard features a semi-circular portico that welcomes you and your guests.

Inside, the Foyer has a granite flagstone floor that seamlessly connects itself to the grand fireplace. Off to the right, is a 2-piece Powder room.

The open birch and wrought iron semi-circular staircase graces the front hallway and leads you to the three bedrooms upstairs.

One step down from the flagstone floor brings you into the Great Room featuring a 20 ft high cathedral ceiling clad in wood paneling and showcasing a grand wrought iron chandelier.

Overlooking the Great Room is the floor-to-ceiling stone, 2-sided wood-burning fireplace.

There are many architectural details in this room that you have to see in person to appreciate.

Adjacent to the Great Room is a built-in coffee bar (or wet bar) convenient for entertaining.

Directly across from the coffee bar is the formal Dining Room that features a decorative French door and peek-a-boo cut-outs in the wall to accentuate the open concept feel of the home.

Next to the Dining Room is the large eat-in Kitchen. Extremely efficient, everything is accessible from the centrally located semi-circular island. The shape is repeated above the island on the ceiling.

Continuing with the semi-circular shape, the eat-in area is wrapped with a curved wall with 9 windows and a walk-out, creating another stunning vantage point to enjoy the view of Lake Simcoe and Kempenfelt Bay.

Just behind the Kitchen is the “Mud Room Area” that includes a large coat closet, access to the attached over-sized 2-car garage, your Laundry room (discreetly hidden in a closet) and a convenient 2-piece powder room.

The huge main floor Master Bedroom is located directly off the Foyer and features a French door entrance and peek-a-boo window that when open, allows for an unobstructed view of the lake.

The Master Bedroom includes a 5-piece Ensuite featuring dual sinks, a bidet and a jetted bathtub.

Through a French door from the ensuite you come to the cedar paneled Spa Room that includes hot tub, sauna, walk-in shower and a 2-piece bathroom. There is also a walk-out making the Spa Room accessible from the outside for your guests.

Next to the Great Room, on the back-side of the double-sided fireplace is where you’ll find the Media Area. Built-in custom cabinetry houses all of your audio-visual equipment. Behind two large mirrors you’ll find a large Murphy bed that allows you to sleep right next to the fireplace on those romantic winter nights.

Upstairs, there are 3 additional bedrooms. One bedroom (above top) features a Juliette balcony (above bottom) overlooking the Great Room and 4-piece Ensuite.

The other two bedrooms (right column) share a Jack & Jill 3-piece Bathroom

The front yard is level and beautifully landscaped. Again, due to the programmable 11-zone irrigation system and professional care, the grass is immaculate.

Another spectacular feature of the estate is the three grand-piano shaped decks that provide stunning panoramic views of Kempenfelt Bay. The owner invested over $250,000 in these retaining walls and decks that are beautifully designed to mimic music using landscape architecture.

You’ll appreciate the incredibly well-built and sturdy staircase leading to the waterfront entertainment deck area with hydro and built-in seating.

They lead you to a 480 sf (20′ X 24′) party dock with 2 sets of swim stairs, two shade umbrellas and plenty of room to moor your boats and water toys.

At the back of the property, is a detached 992 sf (24.5′ X 40.5′) workshop or boat & toy garage that includes hydro (125 amp panel), propane heater, wood stove and two single-sized roll up doors.

Inside there is plenty of room for storage, shelving and a built-in workbench.