McCasey Design, Belfountain
This country home was designed and built for the current owner by noted Canadian architect, Stephen McCasey. The site was selected for its natural features including rolling terrain, distant countryside views and its proximity to Belfountain, the Caledon Ski Club plus noted golf and riding establishments. If you want a private country lifestyle, this is the property!
The home is sited on a height of land to look west over its own private valley and was built for the current owner in 1999/2000. There are peaceful views in all directions from this 5,220 sq ft country residence. The home is set well back from the road down a long winding driveway. The French country inspired design features a combined great room, kitchen and breakfast room with soaring ceilings and a direct walk-out to the stone gardens and terrace. The architect, Stephen McCasey, is well-known for having designed and built many of the most noted country estates including Adena Meadows, Hawkswood, Fox Crossing, Fairfields among others. The home has a large main floor master plus 3 additional bedrooms on the second floor and was completed in 1999/2000. The home was designed with a large unfinished attic over the library which can accommodate additional bedrooms, if desired. 3 car garage.
One enters the home via a large foyer and to the left is a guest powder room. The foyer opens into the great room which offers western views.
Great Room/Dining Area
The great room has notably high ceilings with beams and along the south wall is a large wood burning fireplace. The picture windows face west and offer superb views over the property’s own valley system and gardens. The room has wide board floors and there is ample space for the large harvest table for casual dining. The great room has two walk-outs to the stone patio and gardens. The gardens are irrigated and carefully planted with a variety of perennials and herbs for the kitchen.
The kitchen has tiled floor, Corian counters and 2 large centre islands plus a bar area and is open to the great room. The kitchen also offers good views over the property. The kitchen has a Garland gas oven and range plus range hood, stainless steel dishwasher, and Subzero refrigerator/freezer.
Alongside the kitchen is the formal dining room with panelled walls, wood floors and built-in corner cabinet.
A wonderfully appointed room is the library with wood-burning fireplace and a walk-out to the covered verandah. This is a favorite room of the home with large seating area and expansive built-in book cases.
A private hall leads to the master suite with 5 piece en suite and large walk-in closet. The master bedroom has views in 3 directions.
Also on this level is the main floor laundry and mudroom which both offer ample storage.
At the north end of the home is the attached heated 2 car garage plus a heated 1-bay drive-in workshop.
There are two staircases leading to the second floor bedrooms. The second floor has 3 bedrooms and 2 four-piece bathrooms plus several storage rooms.
The basement is unfinished with mechanical room and storage rooms.
· Cedar shake roof, stone and stucco exterior
· Alarm system
· 216 ft drilled well drilled by Lang and produced 15 GPM when installed
· Forest Management Agreement helps reduce taxes
· $13,386.62 (2016 full year taxes)
· Irrigation system, water conditioner (rented), UV water purification
· Propane forced air heating
· Central air conditioning
· Soffit lighting
The Land & Area
The property is located within 10 minutes of Belfountain and Erin and is close to the Caledon Ski Club, many golf courses plus wonderful hiking trails and riding establishments.
The property has an extensive network of walking trails which lead to the ponds, meadows and woodlands scattered around the acreage.
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