A family with two young children was returning to Canada after an eight year stint in Chicago and looking for a spacious home. James Hodgins, principal and founder of Hodgins Reality Group Inc. helped them find a 7,500 sq. ft. residence in the desirable Clarkson area of Mississauga.
The couple's vision for the home shone through as they meticulously restored and dramatically improved this signature residence and property beyond even its original grandeur.
The property came with a separate three-car garage, a tennis court and the original farmhouse structure, which functioned as a guest house. A concrete tile roof, soft grey stone exterior and circular driveway lends an elegant feel, and large trees throughout the property were a beautiful bonus.
Renovations to the traditional layout offer a mix of luxury and warmth, starting with rift-cut engineered oak hardwood installed throughout the home along with custom mouldings. A sitting room with arched Pella custom windows features a glossy black concert grand piano and a fireplace. One of two home offices is wood-panelled and furnished with a minimalist glass-top desk.
Though the home’s footprint is large, the couple steered away from dramatic ceiling heights and open-concept spaces with the exception of the gourmet kitchen, with its open, airy sight lines to the generous family room. The kitchen features painted cabinetry in Benjamin Moore's Cloud White, and a large sink adds function. The island features Opal Quartz Granite countertops. A charming marble backsplash in a basket weave pattern over the stove adds texture. Distinctive, handmade light fixtures, quality stainless-steel appliances and a pot filler complete the space.
The second level features a spacious homework and craft space with built-in desks and plenty of storage. Two children each have their own room joined by a Jack-and-Jill bath on the same level. The master suite features a vaulted ceiling and en suite with a soaker tub, walk-in shower, granite countertops, radiant heat flooring and Grohe faucets.
In the family room, french doors lead to the yard, which boasts a deck, outdoor kitchen and a spectacular in-ground pool by Turtle Bay Pools & Leisure. Landscaping by RRG Landscaping Inc. enhances the outdoor oasis.