By Adriana Ermter
Photography by Tyler McKeag
When there are only about 200 homes available in the entire pocket and the words “wood,” “land” and “acres” are built right into the address, you know that 810 Woodland Acres Crescent is going to be a very special property. “It’s an exclusive pocket listing, as the home is an estate property,” affirms Voula Argyropoulos, a broker and listing agent with Hammond International Properties. “The community is named Woodland Acres, as each property sits on at least an acre of land.”
Located in Vaughan on the northwest corner of Bathurst Street and Teston Road, the 10,500 square feet of private living space may just be a quick drive to Highway 407, but it looks and feels like it’s countryside. Surrounded by flat, picturesque grounds, lush, mature trees and pretty, winding streets, the $7.2 million, two-storey red brick home with a lower-level walkout exudes a timeless aura.
Architecturally designed by Toronto firm Lorne Rose Architect in 2012, the family-oriented residence is traditional in style and features transitional elements, four bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and a grand archway leading to a large, wooden, double front door flanked by gorgeous bay windows. Inside the airy entrance foyer and beyond, clean lines and neutral creamy tones are complemented with wainscoting, crown moulding and warm, walnut wood flooring. “Lori Morris designed the home,” adds Argyropoulos. “She is a soughtafter and highly respected designer in Toronto because of her attention to detail and her exquisite interior design and decor. Every corner of this interior is her. It’s simply magnificent.”
Ideal for family gatherings and for entertaining, the gourmet kitchen’s interior is thoughtfully designed with optimum space, function and style, complete with a four-seater island, three sinks, a gas range and double ovens. Unique details include a custom imported mosaic tile in gorgeous cream, brown and gold hues inlaid around the sink and stove to emulate an area rug. An enclosed service kitchen tucks food and caterers behind the scenes during parties and an open pathway flows into the family room, while double doors lead to the walkout deck and barbecue area, providing expansive indoor-outdoor living. “Everywhere you look is detail,” says Argyropoulos. “This home was built for a family and for entertaining — for them to come together and connect and to really live, in every single room of the house, from the four-car garage and office to the kids’ rooms and the enormous primary suite on the second floor.”
“Lori Morris, who designed the home, is a sought-after and highly respected designer because of her attention to detail and her exquisite interior design and decor. Every corner of this interior is her. It’s simply magnificent.”
Within the luxurious primary suite, warm, neutral tones mix with subtle prints in the bedding, throw pillows and area rug. A crystal antique chandelier sparkles from the ceiling and custom builtin in cabinetry flanks the walls. The spa-like ensuite bathroom features a soaker bathtub and the spacious shower boasts inlaid tile, multiple shower heads and a seated tile bench. An oversized walk in closet houses floor-to-ceiling shelving and hanging racks and a large drawered island. A comfortable seating area, complete with a full-sized bathroom, resides through the bedroom’s double doors. Lounging, reading and enjoying a morning coffee or evening cocktail is all conveniently accessible in the primary suite’s sitting room, thanks to custom-designed cabinetry featuring a coffee station, wet bar and dishwasher. “They wanted the primary to replicate a five-star hotel,” says Argyropoulos. And it does, inclusive of a stunning view, courtesy of the walkout balcony facing the backyard’s oasis of trees, wooden arches and walkways.
Access to the backyard is an easy elevator ride to the lower level. Here, along with the doorway leading to the private gardens, are the home’s nanny suite, exercise room, temperature-controlled wine cellar, theatre room, kitchenette and recreation and television room filled with cozy couches for family nights at home.
“It’s a wonderfully quiet neighbourhood that is surrounded by golf courses and private schools, like Maple Downs Golf and Country Club, Richmond Hill Golf Club, St. Andrew’s College, Holy Trinity School and The Country Day School,” says Argyropoulos. “But if you didn’t want to, you’d never have to leave this home. It has everything you’ll ever need.”