A quiet cul-de-sac is a prized location in any community, and that holds true for homes in Adena Meadows, a gated enclave of multimillion-dollar estates in Aurora, a town within the greater Toronto area.
The collection of mansions is an outgrowth of the private Magna Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course with an initiation fee in excess of $100,000. The immaculate course offers broad fairways, substantial greens and a top-notch clubhouse. The entire development was the brainchild of auto parts magnate Frank Stronach as a place for his executives to live and get in a round close to their work at Magna International.
The course’s fourth and fifth holes create a backdrop for this limestone residence, which sits on an acre, faces the cul-de-sac and backs up to a lush ravine. It was constructed for a builder-developer with grand-scale entertaining in mind, and the high standards and materials reflect the ownership.
A circular driveway with a center fountain fronts the mansion, where a column-supported portico shelters the double front door. Arched windows line the ground level.
Long chandeliers top the grand two-story foyer. A sweeping staircase with a wrought-iron scrolled banister leads upstairs.
Custom millwork, cathedral ceilings and radiant-heated marble floors are among details within the 20,323-square-foot footprint.
A black marble bar sits to one side of the great room, which features floor-to-ceiling windows and a double-sided fireplace. The center-island kitchen, butler’s pantry and dining room are off the other side of the great room.
An in-law suite is located on the main floor as is a library with another fireplace and room for a poker table. Arched windows wrap the gaming area on three sides.
The rest of the five bedrooms and a second library are on the upper level. The primary bedroom, with a fireplace and marble en-suite, opens to a balcony. There are a total of eight bathrooms.
The motor court and attached garage can accommodate up to 16 vehicles.
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