Dramatic 7 acres with the Shaws Creek running through the forest and home to abundant flora and fauna. The 4500 sq ft home was created with a strong connection to place by the owners; a designer and a builder. Sustainability, history and craftsmanship are at the centre of the contemporary home. At the heart of the home is a 1854 restored Ontario Bank Barn timber frame.
The intentional southern orientation, abundant windows and passive solar design of the home bring light all year round, warmth into the home in winter, and the wrap-around 1200 sq ft covered porch mitigates solar gain in the summer.
The main entrance of the home is a restored 18th-century door, side panels, transom and panelling assembly rescued from a farmhouse on Steeles Ave in Brampton. The timber frame itself was taken down by the couple as well, on a property south of Georgetown, also rescued before being demolished.
The interior is organized around the timber frame, the central wood-burning masonary heater and fireplace, the two-story great room and open loft spaces above, the kitchen is 300 sq ft with a high cedar-clad ceiling opening to elliptical clerestory windows on three sides and a wall of glass.
Maple wood floors are met with cherry borders or natural slate floors, the great room is black stained birch bordered with cherry and defined by hand churned columns. The 5' wide three-story cherry staircase leads to the second floor filled with more hardwood, hand finishing and timber frame details. Large master suite has high timber ceilings, large ensuite and walk-in closet. 3 secondary bedrooms. Bathrooms have heated floors, 3/4" solid granite and marble detailed slabs and built-ins.
Trehus is a secluded prestige private large family home designed for comfort in the Canadian climate, and lots of entertaining in rolling hills of the country. It's a place for joy and celebration in and of nature, and yet close to towns and cities, and all amenities.
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