Dream house: $15 million Caledon ‘cabin’ pushes the envelope

It’s the second of the massive reveal as Karin Bohn excursions the country retreat in Caledon simply weeks earlier than move-in day.

“Holy cow!” “Oh my gosh!” “I adore it!” she enthuses as mission supervisor Chris Davis exhibits her across the glass-sided important ground with its huge, nine-foot-long black marble fire, white oak ceilings set off by black metal beams, and partitions lined with gray slate shingles.

A wall of windows draws natural light into the open main floor that features a central black marble fireplace between the living room, and dining room and kitchen.

“This seems unbelievable,” she says, trying out the open kitchen’s vintage copper handles, marble counter tops and stained oak millwork the color of a darkish forest.

“That is sort of blowing my thoughts proper now as a result of we’ve by no means carried out a inexperienced kitchen! It’s so good!”

Bohn was the house’s inside designer and lives in Vancouver the place her award-winning agency, Home of Bohn, is predicated. Her response to the almost-finished mission in late 2020 after doing a lot of the work remotely was captured in a vlog on her YouTube channel. She made a handful of journeys to the job web site over a number of months.

Sunshine lights up the forest green-stained millwork in the kitchen.

Constructed on a 100-acre property of forest and meadows an hour northwest of downtown Toronto, the geometrically formed home with 10,300 sq. toes of indoor and out of doors dwelling house was designed by Ottawa-based Kariouk Architects, the place Davis is a senior affiliate.

The owners, a household of 5 based mostly in California, shared Bohn’s enthusiasm for the outcomes.

“They have been thrilled, they actually, actually cherished it,” the designer instructed the Star, including they employed her after seeing the 2020 Netflix collection, “Eating places on the Edge,” by which Bohn had a starring position.

Prepared to push the envelope, the shoppers needed a “modern Canadian cabin” with a heat, cosy really feel, in line with Bohn.

The see-through marble fireplace is the focal point of the principal bedroom that includes oversized windows and a vaulted ceiling.

The $15-million, five-bedroom home extends 170 toes in size, anchored by a three-storey tower at one finish and a second-floor out of doors terrace on the different finish. The construction is topped with a tapered and angled metal roof that “lifts like a fowl’s wing” to cowl the 1,015-square-foot terrace, in line with the architect.

“The location was the shopper,” says Paul Kariouk, the structure agency’s proprietor and principal, explaining that the tent-like roof follows the topography of the existing clearing the place the household getaway was constructed.

A “meandering” ridge beam supporting the roof “sews collectively the areas,” connecting terrace, important dwelling areas, second-floor children’ rooms and tower, the place an workplace and music-listening room sit atop the first ensuite.

Marble porcelain tile, with random smudges of forest green, lines the principal bedroom's ensuite bathroom.

Kariouk describes the massive double-sided fire between the dwelling and eating rooms as a “structural feat.” Tied “discreetly” into the ground, it seems to be suspended within the sq. opening from the lounge to the decrease degree’s leisure areas.

From the “showpiece” fire, the attention strikes to the partitions of home windows and vistas of the rugged panorama, observes itemizing agent Carolyn Scime of Chestnut Park Real Estate, an affiliate of Christie’s Worldwide Actual Property.

The house is “gentle and vivid and heat” with highlights that vary from the “unbelievable island” with seating for eight within the kitchen to the see-through pure stone fire within the major bed room, she says.

The sprawling second-storey terrace, described by the listing agent as "just unbelievable," is finished in wood top and bottom, and has a sound system and gas fireplace.

For Bohn, the views and pure surroundings have been the driving forces behind the inside palette, with the daring design and forest inexperienced of the kitchen millwork repeated all through the principle ground.

“Inside the home, you actually really feel such as you’re open air,” she says. “What I like a lot in regards to the house is that it’s clear and modern however if you’re in it, it nonetheless feels intimate and cosy and heat.”


Carola Vyhnak is a Cobourg-based author overlaying private finance, house and real-estate tales. She is a contributor for the Star. Attain her by way of e mail: cvyhnak@gmail.com

The numbers

Worth: $14,995,000

Dimension: 10,300 sq. toes, together with coated terrace

Bedrooms: 5

Loos: 6


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