Perched high above a forested ravine and surrounded by one of Greater Toronto’s finest landscaped gardens, this stately Georgian Neoclassical residence promises 360-degree views of the changing seasons in Maple Ontario’s coveted Woodland Acres Estates.
Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac on 1.6 acres, the gardens of 10 Marcus Court will capture the hearts of the most discriminating landscape enthusiasts. The immaculate grounds include paths that meander past stone terraces, extensive new decks, flowering rockeries and an ornamental rock pond. Hone your skills on the mini-golf green off the back garden-level terrace or improve your free-throw on the basketball court.
Throughout its generously proportioned rooms and halls, distinctive architectural moldings, ceiling accents, natural stone and oil-stained walnut floors, and gas fireplaces with stone surrounds bestow an air of charm and sophistication. The home’s updated exterior reflects an elegant interior. Behind 9.5ft mahogany front doors a skylight emphasizes soaring two-storey ceiling above the reception hall where a motorized crystal chandelier shines on creme natural stone floors. Off the reception hall, enjoy the tasteful study with built-in cabinetry, a grand gas fireplace, Venetian plaster wall painting, and dramatic Juliette balconies with views of the breathtaking gardens.
The formal and spacious living and dining rooms exude elegance with artisan moldings, a limestone-inspired gas fireplace, French door windows and elaborate parquet flooring. The step-up dining room, with its up to 11 feet ceiling heights, can accommodate over 20 guests for dinner with endless views of the jaw-dropping exterior gardens. An oversized coat room with double closets and a powder room lead off the front foyer. From the reception hall, a natural stone staircase with wrought iron rail winds to the upper floor main bedrooms and extraordinary primary bedroom.
The flow throughout this home makes it the ideal place to welcome and entertain family and friends. On the main level, garden-view windows surround the open chef-style kitchen with custom cabinetry. One of the two islands includes a Thermador gas cooktop, the other a prep sink and built-in pasta boiler. The central kitchen has a panelled dishwasher and sub-zero fridge, and Gaggenau wall ovens; a separate servery includes a dishwasher, fridge, sink and cabinetry for storage. An elevator off the kitchen provides access to the second-level primary bedroom. The breakfast room’s dramatic 14 feet ceiling and wall-to-wall windows offer a panoramic view of the pond and gardens, accessible through a kitchen walkout. Steps away and open to the kitchen, a sunken family room with a gas fireplace creates a cozy atmosphere with a floor-to-ceiling window view of the indoor pool. This saltwater retreat has a natural stone deck with an integrated jacuzzi, hanging gardens, a waterfall and a walkout to a stone patio. Like the rest of the main level rooms, a less formal living room and a games room have floor-to-ceiling windows, beautiful walnut floors, and another walkout to the back terrace gardens.
On the second floor, all five main bedrooms have garden views and ensuite bathrooms. The second-floor laundry room includes considerable household storage space. The primary bedroom, with its vaulted ceilings, gas fireplace, two chandeliers, built-in cabinetry and separate dressing rooms, is an impressive sanctuary. A private walkout to an extensive rooftop terrace offering starlit night sky views. The soaker tub in the seven-piece spa-inspired ensuite affords clear views of the surrounding countryside. Adjoining the primary bedroom, an observatory/yoga room with floor-to-ceiling windows and five Juliette balconies juts out over the grounds.
From the main level, down another natural stone staircase, the lower level has a soundproofed home theatre with an upgraded media and sound system, a wet bar, a billiards room, nanny suite with ensuite, exercise room, cedar sauna, two cold storage rooms and direct access to the 20-car parking.
Surrounded by stunning natural beauty and impeccable terraced gardens, 10 Marcus Court is a thoughtfully crafted, light-filled home in which to enjoy the company of family and friends in this prestigious Maple enclave.