The Balding Estate
At the crown of an extraordinary cul-de-sac, nestled deep inside the National Estates, the most prestigious neighbourhood in Vaughan, Ont., stands one of the most luxurious, most extraordinary homes in the city: the Balding Estate.
Recently put on the market, this stunning one-of-a-kind palace was designed in the style of a classic villa and resonates with legacy. Built in 1995, it rests on 1.64 acres that back onto the third tee of the National Golf Club of Canada, one of the country’s preeminent private golf courses. The immaculate home utilizes its remarkable scale to balance family life with the space and features for large-scale entertaining.
Upon entering the home, you’re immediately struck by its elegant and grand presence. A 26-foot-high ceiling puts new meaning to the word “soaring,” while its classic, timeless esthetic glows with old-world splendour. The finest materials, such as Italian marble, Brazilian hardwood, oak wood, silk-covered walls and Swiss-made locks, abound throughout the 20,000 square feet of living space. Custom ceiling mouldings and exquisite chandeliers hang over the dining room, which seats up to 20. A spacious kitchen, custom-made by Downsview Kitchens, is equipped with high-grade appliances and details, including a Sub-Zero panelled fridge, Gaggenau oven, Thermador warming drawer and granite countertops.
The master bedroom is aptly named thanks to walls enriched with gold-leaf detailing, a marble-and-gold gas fireplace, his-and-hers walk-in closets and an eight-piece master ensuite. Four other bedrooms (or three bedrooms and one office) also come with their own walk-in closets and private ensuites.
A massive entertainment area with built-in bar and space for tables or sofas and other seating, a games room that can easily accommodate a billiard table, and an impressive pool building with a retractable roof offer great entreating options. Further adding to the home’s grandeur and sophistication is a wine cellar, an elevator that takes you to all four floors of the home and regal entrance gates.
The Balding Estate is currently listed at $7.8 million. For more information, visit www.thebaldingestate.com