A gorgeous stone walkway leads you to the main house of this property in Innisfil, ON, Canada. Well-kept shrubbery and a sweeping lawn adorn the facade, adding to the extraordinary curb appeal of the home.
In addition to a main house with seven bedrooms and six baths, this expansive estate boasts a carriage house for guests on the edge of the property. Here, visitors can enjoy their own living room, kitchen and two bedrooms with an attached bath.
Two long pools step down to a larger main pool in this beautifully manicured back lawn. Pink-stuccoed pavilions complement the Mediterranean architecture of the main house, which was built in 1927 and designed by famed architect Gordon Kaufmann. Outdoor statuary and crisp, immaculate gardens form the backdrop to a luxury oasis.
Designed in conjunction with architect Richard LeGros, this Shell Beach home aimed to tie the clients’ contemporary style with a beach getaway feel. Jeffrey Gordon Smith's intent was to find poetry in the project by playing off the architecture of the main house and push the indoor-outdoor concept.
Naturally, this luxury property comes with its own pool house. Tucked away in the far corner of the backyard, the structure uses clean lines, large overhangs and wood paneling to complement the main house. A large shaded porch with several chairs invites the owners to lounge or nap after swimming a few laps.
A bird's-eye view of a coastline features a modern beach house that's surrounded by a variety of lush, tropical landscaping. A flagstone walkway leads up to the front door of the main house. Solar panels are attached to the garage roof, giving the beach house an alternative energy source.
Designers wanted to create a bright, stylish main space in this home in which the original features were complemented by the modern updates, so they made use of an open floor plan to highlight the home's original exposed brick and hardwood floor that run throughout the main story of the house. Without walls to block off light, the myriad windows throughout the main space allow natural light into the room, creating that chic, stylish bright look the homeowners wanted.
Across the courtyard from the main house is a new, two-story construction. The first floor is home to a garage, while the second floor houses a private library. The most distinct feature of this building is the metal screen facade, which opens like shutters for a clear view of the property, or can be shut for privacy and protection from the afternoon sun.
The aerial view of this beautiful horse farm shows a long, winding driveway that carries visitors past fenced paddocks for horses to the main house. Past the main house toward the back of the property, another set of fenced paddocks and connected barn area provide even more space for the horses to roam.