Hockey Headquarters in Massive Timber Frame Estate
Custom home gets a full concert stage, incredible indoor pool and full-size ice hockey arena.
This estate atop the escarpment near Blue Mountain in Southern Georgian Bay is a mastery of technology and technique, requiring the coordination of more than 100 highly skilled tradespeople nearly three years to complete. Under the leadership of builder Andrew Noxon of Upstream Construction, the 10,500 sq. ft., eight-bedroom farmhouse is a mastery of rugged heavy timber, quarried limestone and steel.
The massive project began, however, when the homeowner approached Noxon to build an indoor hockey arena. The owner wanted to take the project beyond any existing arena he had visited. The resulting ice surface is 40-by-90 feet, fed by reverse-osmosis filtered water for optimal ice clarity and serviced by its own Zamboni. A full-size scoreboard and sound system services the arena.
With the arena complete, the builder began constructing the home. The homeowners now host groups and events throughout the year, entertaining in the great room. Live music booms on stage from the 3,000-watt sound system with strobes, lasers and a smoke machine.
A massive fireplace in the great room was faced in steel by Metal Mind Forge, who also supplied coordinating metalwork throughout the home, including wood carts, light fixtures and cabinet hardware. Guests access the space by an unbelievable elevator crafted in timber with call buttons and floor indicators all in metal.