Looking for the perfect combination of convenience and rustic charm? Welcome to Skye, an historic 2691-square foot 5-bedroom log home perched atop 43 acres of tableland, woodlands and workable acreage. It's historic background and beautiful views are a combination that adds whimsical appeal to this stunning home. Just 3.5 km from Creemore but in a world of its own, Skye commands incredible 270-degree views from Georgian Bay to Barrie. The square-cut logs, the 185-year- old wide plank flooring, the imposing Blue Mountain clay brick fireplace, even the deck timbers were all locally reclaimed and painstakingly refinished, each with its own story. This is a home for anyone looking for something unique and beautiful, and the perfect place to relax, sit back...and enjoy the view.
Originally built more than 100 years ago near Lindsay, Ontario, it was dismantled and the logs were heaped and brought to the new property via truck. Each log was raised by a series of cables and scaffold, much like the original fashion. The heritage materials belie modern amenities, including a brand new kitchen and two and half bathrooms. Carefully maintained, Skye is a move-in-ready country oasis 1.5 hours north of Toronto. The owners will be able to enjoy the lush trails that lead to a swimming pond and deck, and sit and enjoy all the nature the property has to offer on the benches and seating placed strategically throughout the property.
The interior of Skye is just as breathtaking as the views. Blending the beauty and durability of modern materials with the solidity and antiquity of the home's details. The kitchen is brand new complete with cathedral ceilings and high-end stainless appliances and an abundance of storage. Broad quartz countertops offer a stunning contrast with the exposed beams for a charming touch. On chilly nights, the gentle tapered two-storey fireplace made of antique, multi-coloured clay brick fired locally and reclaimed from an old building on the main street of Collingwood, offers a cozy place to keep warm. The pine mantel that completes the centrepiece was built in the 1880s and came from a house on Clarendon Crescent in Toronto.
The home has a special space for those looking for a private retreat. Located on the lower level via a dedicated flight of stairs, the retreat boasts a large, freshly renovated ensuite, wood beam ceilings and an airtight wood stove. The glass sliding doors open to a patio which frames an incredible view of the surrounding countryside.
The heated studio above the double garage is a heated studio, which could also be used as a comfortable and private guest room. The garage included storage space, which leads onto a great circular drive of local stone, lined with welcoming mature maples and accented with a small island of trees.
Skye is perfectly situated to capture magnificent views of the surrounding countryside, an advancing storm, a golden sunset or a backlit rainbow—from the timber-framed porch, the main living area and the master bedroom. While wonderfully private Skye is just minutes south of Creemore, close to Mad River Golf Club and a ten minute drive to Devil’s Glen ski club. The perfect lifestyle property for you, friends and family to enjoy.