houseS on the 2019 house tour

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The Crawford House

Sitting on a generous private property, this elegantly appointed 6000 sq. ft. home was designed by Michael Pettes and built by Rock Cliff Custom Homes. The handsome ledgerock stone exterior and black lacquered entry doors give the home a sense of grandeur. As you enter the two storey foyer, a large black Baccarat crystal chandelier and matching sconces welcome you. Arabesque patterned marble ooring adds to the drama.

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The Burgundy Home

A welcoming gated estate property, this much-loved family home sets the bar very high for planning and design. The mature acre sized lot was part of the lands that were once St. Michael’s House, a residence for The Sisters of the (Anglican) Church.

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The Poplar Home

Sitting on a mature west facing tree-lined property is this expansive 5000 sq. ft. transitional residence with contemporary flair. As you enter the home through the solid oak door into the dining area, you can envision a table set for up to 20 guests. Numerous custom features can be found throughout. The Zed edged floating oak staircase with glass rail is a one-of-a-kind piece.

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The Cedar Grove Home

Classic details are found throughout the 3100 sq. ft. home, starting with the ebony entry door, black and white diamond marble flooring, and 12-foot ceilings. The sophisticated “simply white” paint used on all walls is a perfect backdrop for the numerous antique pieces and vast collection of art.

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The Gloucester House

This lovely 3500 sq. ft. arts and crafts home, built in 1919 of handmade red brick, is an updated take on the traditional family home circa 2018. The original front porch and door lead you into the centre-hall plan home, with its calming white palette. The glamorous dining room features a sparkling Bling light fixture, dramatic Cole and Son wallpaper and a stainless steel table.

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The Watson Home

What was once a cozy yellow wood sided home sitting on a leafy corner is now the newly built dream home of the owners. When approaching the front entry you notice the large terrace on the right, which allows extra entertaining space and the pleasure of watching spectacular sunsets. 

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The Second Street Home

Along the waters of Lake Ontario sits a welcoming four bedroom yellow clapboard heritage home, built in 1907 at a time when Oakville beaches were very popular with summer visitors. Original owner, Charles John Page, was a local merchant.  

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The King Street Home

In the heart of the historic district sits this charming yellow cedar clad "Hamptons style" heritage home. IT is believed that Thomas Thomas, a boat builder, erected the original four-room structure as early as 1861 as housing for shipmates.

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The Wilson Street Home

Nestled in a west harbour enclave, the Wilson home was built in 2018 of Wiarton Stone and wood cladding. Embracing the Scandinavian concept of Hygge, the home is designed with a minimalist aesthetic and a wonderful use of space.

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The Dunn Home

Sitting proudly on an historic tree-lined street, this imposing Victorian home is truly an Oakville landmark. Built in 1880 by Cecil Marlatt, a partner in the Oakville Tannery, the original property stretched to Lake Ontario and featured apple orchards, stables, a cricket pitch and a lawn tennis court.

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The Crestview Home

With walls reaching heights of 20 feet and a continual wall of floor to-ceiling windows, this space draws your eye to the private backyard on a Southeast facing lot. The adjoining kitchen features sleek, dark-stained wood cabinetry, dual cooking areas and a prep zone that can cater to a crowd of 25-plus.

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The Maple Grove Home

A home for entertainers, the living room and dining room radiate off the gracious entry. To create warmth, a variety of woods including walnut, hickory, and oak, have been incorporated into the design. The home owners favourite space is the dining room with its customized table which can seat 18 guests.

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The Esplanade Home

Overlooking the waters of Lake Ontario is this stunning custom home, built for owners Johnny and Sonia in 2010 and expanded in 2016. Designed by Gren Weis and Terry Martino this Nantucket-style home has a stone and wood shingle exterior, and a gambrel or barn-style roof.

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The Balsam Home

This 12-year old custom-designed home with its elegant Arts and Crafts appeal is overflowing with timeless features. A boxwood-lined walkway leads to a welcoming porch spanning the front of the home. The classic dormers and wood-clad exterior add to the charm.

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The Balmoral Home

The home’s large unadorned windows bring in nature and great lighting. The quiet living room space flows into the bustling kitchen. European white oak floors run throughout and lend a relaxed atmosphere. There is drama in this design. Creatively placed nooks showcase the family’s love of Canadian art.

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The William Home

One of the favourite stops on the Oakville Heritage House walking tour. Set on a leafy corner lot this lovely regency cottage is one of only four remaining in Oakville. It was built in 1856 when the town was a thriving community of 1500.

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The Morrison Heights Home

Entering through a custom made door, you are greeted by a two-storey foyer with floor-to-ceiling panelling and matching chandeliers. The same paint colour is used throughout, giving the home a sense of serenity and sophistication.

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The Chartwell Home

The original core of this house was built of red brick in the 1880s and modified over the years. What you see today is a handsome stucco-clad five-bedroom traditional home featuring decorative gable trim and a stone porch.