Normerica Timber Frame Home Offers Stunning, Undeniable Beauty

Rustic, Yet Contemporary Timber Frame Home in an Idyllic Location

7625 square foot 4+2 luxurious, modern timberframe home minutes from beaches and downtown. The second owners of this 2013 custom home will be fortunate indeed. Located on a quiet, treed crescent a 5-minute walk from Johnson’s Beach and area trails, it is a pièce de résistance that combines the lofty warmth, solidity, brilliant light and open-concept feel of natural timber frame with the clean lines of modern design and high-end materials and amenities.

Ideally located a 5-minute drive from Highway 400 on a large 100x200-foot lot, this home is literally across the street from the municipality of Barrie in Oro-Medonte, resulting in substantial property-tax savings over Barrie rates.

From the grand covered timber frame entrance to bespoke landscaping, thoughtful layout and the care put into choice of materials throughout, no expense—including tasteful design—was spared in this build. The wide hallways and open spaces afforded by post-and-beam construction give this home an airy, graceful flow.

A huge Great Room, light-filled study, spacious Master with spa ensuite, 3 additional bedrooms, spacious laundry and mud rooms fill out the 4,200 square foot main level. An oversized wood-burning fireplace anchors the open-concept main floor, bringing the modern kitchen, dining and living areas together into a warm and inviting space that’s completed by a study banked with a wall of glass doors and windows, finished with a Norwegian-style Jotle gas fireplace and surrounded on 2 sides with a 36-foot covered porch.

Just a few of the features include radiant-heated floors throughout, pebble and riverstone finish in the ensuites, Austrian scraped-oak and natural stone flooring, a long-life composite cedar shake roof, banks of custom-made Ostaco windows and doors from Muskoka Custom Cabinetry.

Modern European-inspired kitchen

The modern European-style gourmet kitchen is stunning, with bright quartz countertops, German-made Leicht cabinets and Miele appliances—including a 36-inch refrigerator with custom cabinetry surround. A huge walk-in pantry provides ample storage, while a breakfast bar serves as a bridge to the 20x20-foot Great Room onto which the kitchen opens. ‘Light’ and ‘space’ are the hallmarks of this breathtaking space.

A 2-bedroom lower level with separate entrance and driveway make this home attractive for large families, multi-generational living and frequent visits. Boasting high ceilings, a gas fireplace, a gourmet kitchen, separate laundry and its own driveway, the well-appointed lower level comprises approximately 1,000+ square feet, with an additional 2,000+ square feet unfinished and ready for a home theatre, large gym or games room.

Workshop, fleet parking & much more

An attached 3-bay garage is supplemented by a separate, heated building that houses a 750 square foot workshop + 3-bay garage. Together with driveways, there is room for 14+ cars. The only way to truly appreciate the extent of this home’s amenities is in person. Built to a very high degree of efficiency in terms of insulation, heating and cooling, 26 Baycrest Drive represents a rare opportunity to put down roots in an exceptional, ideally located home. 

  • Lot Size: 100' x 200'
  • Age: 7
  • Taxes: $8,479 (2019)
  • Type: Detached
  • Style: Bungalow Raised
  • Exterior: Stone, Wood
  • Basement: Full
  • Basement Dev: Partially Finished/Separate Entrance
  • Fireplace: Natural Gas, Wood
  • Bedrooms: 4.2
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Sq Ft: 4200
  • Sq Ft Finished: 5288
  • Fuel: Gas
  • Heat/Cool: Forced Air/Radiant Heat/Central Air
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