2280 St. Isidore rd.
St. Isidore, Ontario Canada, K0C 2B0
About the property:
The private and quiet property is 6.36 acres, and the whole property is fenced in with a gate at the driveway (so pets can roam free). Fully lined with mature trees so you can’t see any neighbours, though there are no immediate neighbours to the left, right, or behind… just fields. The property is peppered with mixed trees for a park-like setting at the rear, and an arched tree-lined driveway with stacked stone gate.
It has the most secure designer chicken coop with own water collection and filtration system, so there’s always water on tap.
There’s a chain link fenced in smaller portion hidden off the main back terrace, so if you have dogs, you can let them out to the bathroom without worrying about them chasing evening critters. There is a pond that can be seen from the living room/dining room, which gets ducks and herons that can be seen while eating or relaxing.
The property is naturally divided in half by a tree line, with a clearing at the front of the other side which is perfect for an additional building/ garage/studio/living space. We started the process of having a three car garage with house above, so the paperwork is already approved for the build should you like to expand there. Whether it’s for personal use, family, guests, or to rent for income property- there is full privacy as the trees separate the two sites. There is an easily accessible but hidden gazebo tucked in the trees that’s used for storage of plow and mower which come with the house..
About the house:
Featured in Beta-Plus Publishing's book 'Visite-Privee- Artists and Creatives at home' 2022.
3428 total sqft.
1500 main level
1500 lower level
428 attached studio with 13’ tall ceilings and long row of skylights which floods the space with natural light, and studio spotlights on both sides. Large 12’ folding doors- making it usable for a garage if needed. Heated floors!
It’s a split level high ranch, with a fully finished basement that gets good light due to the high ranch windows. It’s currently set up with a workshop, a large permitted tattoo/aesthetician studio, a bedroom, a bathroom, utility, and large open space. (Could put multiple bedrooms if needed). The flooring on the lower level is the same as the main level-black wood LVP- which is mold and mildew resistant, scratch resistant, and waterproof.
The upper level has two master bedrooms, each with an ensuite. One bedroom has French doors which open to the terrace, and is attached to the main bathroom with walk-in shower with Waterworks shower valve, and stony sink that floats in front of a large window that overlooks the terrace and pond.
The other has French doors that open to the gentle rolling hill with sunset views, with a soaking tub in front of the doors.
All radiant in floor heat (propane, with the kitchenette being on its own electric in floor)
The kitchenette and entry have tile imported from France, old reclaimed limestone and bluestone cabochon floors.
The kitchen is divided into a wet and dry kitchen- European style. Where the cooking is done in a separate room off the main kitchen to obscure mess and smell. The main kitchen is hidden in plain sight with a large custom Oda & King cabinet with integrated stony sink that flows from the stony work top.
There is a large bricked terrace off the back which gets full sun.
There is storage under the terrace.
Custom lime-washed and plaster walls with beautiful moulding details. Custom full height hidden doors, so openings feel airy and grand throughout.
Secondary heating electric option with hand-made Oda & King fire surround and electric fire that has the flame only option for ambience in the warmer months.
Hydro (electric) costs are incredibly low. Working from home full time, with power tools, bright lighting, AC, our monthly bill averages $100/month.
Property taxes for the year are $3700
-new standing seam metal roof 2021
-new Lennox AC and ductwork installed 2019
-new Venmar Evo5 hepa filter air exchanger installed 2019
-new water softener with UV light sterilizer 2019
-new sulfur, iron & manganese filter 2019
-new RO drinking water system under sink 2021
-new insulation and ceiling tiles 2019
-in-house heated workshop with 220v
-new engineered smart siding 2021
-all new appliances 2019-2021
-new ducting and lines for main level laundry
-new lower level 2 piece bathroom with lines for shower to be installed 2019
-new matching floors throughout main and lower level (seamless install for no threshold)
-imported European Belgian limestone with bluestone cabochons flooring
-imported vintage wall lighting from Paris
-imported contemporary lighting from Belgium
-custom trim and moulding
-new floor to ceiling sliding doors
-custom limewash walls
-new electric fire with stone hearth
-bespoke kitchen & kitchenette
-imported European double casement French doors (in front of bath)- crémone handle opens on tilt for only the top to open as well as standard open
We are two artists who were looking for a larger space for our creative careers. We fell in love with the park-like property of 2280 St. Isidore, and the full privacy and quiet. The house had left much to be desired though, so we stripped it all down and completely remodelled the home in a way it did not look like a contemporary renovation, and instead did careful treatments such as plaster and lime wash walls, to have an old-world feel. We are advocates of the wabi-sabi philosophy and that can be seen in various elements of the home, where the sleek sterile perfect, has been thrown to the side in favour of the imperfect, dimensional, and textured. As two artists taking on this project, we've incorporated several of our creations into the home itself, from the sinks, to the fire surround, to the walls themselves. We even opted to utilize other hand-made artisanal pieces or refurbished antiques wherever possible, over new, to give a very distinct atmosphere.
This was a home built from passion, creativity and love, and we hope whomever inhabits her next, will feel that energy and love it as much as we have.