An artful explosion of patterns and textures, this sprawling estate in The Blue Mountains is nothing short of a feast for the eyes.

At over 6,000 sq. ft, there’s a lot of ground to cover, but from the floors to the rafters, every last inch has been thoughtfully -- and creatively -- appointed.

Zooming out a little, 828327 Grey Road 40 sits on a 42-acre lot in the quaint town of Clarksburg. And it’s located in its own little forest, which happens to be a year-round stomping ground for deer and other wildlife.

At the end of a private driveway, you’ll find the home itself, dubbed Darby Lane -- inspired by the old country estates and deer parks that characterize the English Derbyshire. With oversized shutters, gable rooflines, and a pronounced chimney stack, it’s a true English country estate.

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Inside the home, the English country style continues. In the mudroom, you’re greeted by decorative millwork. As you journey into the enormous great room -- which contains the living and kitchen areas -- exposed reclaimed wood rafters soar overhead, framed against the steeply vaulted ceiling. Underfoot, you’ll find oiled ash wood plank floors, and at the end of the living room, a custom Rumford wood-burning fireplace serves as one of the room’s many focal points.

The kitchen has no shortage of impressive, luxe-forward features, including luxury Viking and Bosch appliances, integrated John Boos butcher blocks, marble and stainless steel countertops, a walk-in pantry, and hand-shaped limestone tiled floor. And you can’t miss the oversized, 12.5-foot cherry kitchen island with carved legs and an eat-in component.

From the living area you can access the signature sunken dining room. It can seat as many as 18 and is rustic, yet upscale. Overhead, the ceiling is made from reclaimed wood salvaged from a local barn. A striking reclaimed brick masonry wall, outfitted with original Moet & Chandon French champagne riddling racks, contributes to the English country energy, while oversized single-hung windows ensure the space will rarely want for natural light.

The primary bedroom, accessible through a generously-sized antechamber, is also located on the main level. A five-piece ensuite leads to a spacious walk-in closet and laundry room. Meanwhile, a natural gas fireplace connects the primary to an elegant office area. Built-in shelving ensures functionality.

On the second level, you’re greeted by a 225-sq.-ft loft, which overlooks the great room below. The upper level also includes two of the secondary bedrooms., both of which benefit from ensuite washrooms.

The Specs:

  • Address: 828327 Grey Road 40, Clarksburg (The Blue Mountains)
  • Bedrooms: 5
  • Bathrooms: 5+1
  • Price: $6,249,000
  • Size: 6,165 sq. ft
  • Lot size: 42.77 acres
  • Listed by: Kerri-AnnBrownlee and Kevin McLoughlin, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada

The fourth bedroom is located above the oversized two-car garage, while the fifth and final bedroom can be found on the lowermost level, which also features a games room, recreation room, bar, and gym. The theme of soaring ceilings and decked-out ensuites carries on throughout.

From multiple points on the main floor, you can walk out to either the front terrace or backyard. The backyard in particular is an outdoor oasis, complete with a heated saltwater dipping pool. Surrounding that is a pool house, manicured gardens, a limestone patio, and a large fenced-in dog run.

The property also includes a separate 3,000-sq.-ft heated steel-clad building that stands to serve as extra storage, a horse barn, or a workshop, amongst more.

Our Favourite Thing

This gorgeous estate has it all, and the location only adds to its allure. It's situated in the heart of the Blue Mountains and is just minutes away from the scenic shores of Georgian Bay. Georgian Peaks Ski Club, Georgian Bay Golf Club, and the charming village of Thornbury are all in immediate proximity.

“The attention to detail throughout the home is unparalleled and the artistry of design is impossible to ignore,” says the listing -- and we would have to agree. A truly special property, snagging 828327 Grey Road 40 for yourself is a once-in-a-blue-moon opportunity.


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This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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