66 Walby Dr, Oakville, ON L6L 4C7, Canada
2778 sqft (258 sqm)
One-of-a-kind aptly describes this elegant red brick home constructed circa 1877 in the Gothic Revival style of architecture and situated on a picturesque fully-irrigated lot surrounded by majestic trees and lovely gardens. The original owner, Benjamin Hagaman, a grain dealer in the area, had ships under charter that carried grain across Lake Ontario to the United States. At one time, the property stretched all the way to the lake.
The current owners have meticulously maintained the historical elements of this heritage property while seamlessly integrating all the modern amenities necessary for modern living. The heart of this home is the amazing chef’s kitchen which features top of the line stainless steel appliances such as Subzero, Wolf, Miele and Jenn-Air as well as a gas fireplace. The 12’ kitchen island, with its Cambria quartz countertop is a showstopper and is ideal for breakfast gatherings or completing homework. Double built-in pantries guarantee storage space is never an issue. The home enjoys spacious living and dining rooms perfect for entertaining guests and the family room with its cork floor, cathedral ceiling and walk-out to the back garden is ideal for relaxing and watching TV or gazing out the windows at the many songbirds and lush vegetation.
On the second level, the master bedroom with its original refinished wideplank flooring, private staircase to the kitchen and custom built-in closet is set apart from the other 3 bedrooms on the floor, making it very private. No detail has been spared in the 6-piece spa-like marble-tiled master ensuite. The BainUltra Chromatherapy extra-large tub with heated backrest, self-cleaning jets and a Grohe freestanding faucet provides the ultimate in relaxation. The oversize shower features Grohe rain showerhead, spray jets and handheld showerhead and a seat along with an illuminated blue light French drain. The custom built cabinets showcase dual Bowmore sinks, Cambria quartz countertop and Grohe taps. An additional luxurious touch are the twin heated towel racks. All bathroom floors in the home are heated.
Outdoors, a saltwater gunite Gib-San pool and the Jacuzzi hot-tub add to the serene quality of the back gardens and patio. The built-in Viking barbecue and quartz countertop make it easy to entertain here as there is plenty of room for alfresco cooking and dining. The cabana contains a Kitchenaid stainless steel fridge and a 2-piece seasonal bathroom.
The owners have installed a 50-year cedar shake roof (2011), new 200 amp electrical panel (2014), new furnace and air-conditioning unit (2016), new Bosch tankless water heater (2016), new digital pool heater (2015) and new variable-speed pool pump (2015).
Pride of ownership is evident throughout this historical gem. Don’t miss your opportunity to call this home.