The COVID-19 lockdowns have had a tremendous impact on the real estate market, shifting homebuyer preferences to larger properties with more space.
Remote work policies combined with low mortgage rates created more options for buyers to consider larger homes in the suburbs instead of smaller properties closer to the downtown core.
The trend includes luxury homes, which in 2020, experienced record-breaking sales as home sales priced over $3 million soared compared to the previous year.
If you have a budget in the millions and are looking for your dream home with more space to live, work and grow, the Toronto region has a wide variety of new home developments available for you to stretch out in. Here we’ve rounded up seven luxury estate home communities priced from $1.7 million.
Developer: CountryWide Homes
Location: Major Mackenzie Drive, Vaughan
Priced from: $1,732,990
Kleinburg Hills features a collection of premium homes on 50- and 60-foot lots with traditional, Italian and French-inspired architecture. Exteriors sport brick, stone, stucco and architectural board cladding, while interiors offer open-concept floorplans up to 6,300 square feet in size.
Nestled among the lush rolling hills in the Village of Kleinburg, the CountryWide Homes development offers the best of both worlds with its peaceful setting close to the Humber River. However, it’s also just minutes away from highways 27 and 400, providing easy access to Mississauga, Toronto and beyond.
Developer: Preston Homes
Location: Hans Pfaff Court, Newmarket
Priced from: $1,899,000
The Estate Homes at Copper Hills is one of Newmarket’s most prestigious and desirable neighbourhoods. The development by Preston Homes is now in its final phase, offering grand estate homes on expansive lots.
The community features architecturally-controlled streetscapes featuring carefully-curated exterior colours and elegant elevations. Inside, floorplans range from 4,364 to 6,336 square feet with open-concept layouts, fine finishes and elevator upgrade options on select models.
Developer: Walter Pontiero
Location: 78 Dennis Drive, King City
Priced from: $1,900,000
If you’re looking to do a little more customization on your home, King Station Estates might be the development for you. The project by Walter Pontiero boasts an exquisite collection of country estate homes set amidst the natural grandeur of King City. The homes sit on private and generously-sized ravine lots and can be customized to suit your personal style.
With architecturally-unique exterior elevations clad in natural stone, brick and stucco, this community avoids the cookie-cutter vibe of other new subdivisions. Meanwhile, interiors are appointed with lavish master ensuites finished with imported tile, and gourmet-quality kitchens with top-of-the-line appliances.
Developer: Astoria Homes Inc.
Location: 14778 Mount Wolfe Road, Caledon
Priced from: $2,050,900
Hall’s Lake Estates is a luxury development with 28 homes on one-acre lots. The project by Astoria Homes features a secluded country setting in beautiful Caledon. While it’s a great option for those who want to escape the hustle and bustle of the big city, residents won’t feel isolated with standard high-speed fibre-optic internet, generator and easy connections to major highways.
Priced from $2.5 million, available homes boast open-concept layouts up to 6,870 square feet. Each home is equipped with 10-foot ceilings in main living areas, five-inch cornice moulding, coffered ceilings (as per plan), and hand-crafted oak staircases with the choice of wrought iron spindles and three-inch half round handrails.
Developer: Fernbrook Homes
Location: 1215 Lakeshore Road West, Oakville
Priced from: $2,624,000
Those who have driven down Lakeshore Road West in South Oakville are no doubt familiar with the luxury homes and estates that line the neighbourhoods near the Oakville waterfront. Many of them are infill projects or renos, but with the launch of Kingscrest Estates, homebuyers can purchase a newly built estate home off Lakeshore Road, just west of Third Line.
Situated on 100-foot-wide lots, the homes feature elegant exterior designs with unique elevations clad in stone, stucco, brick and precast accents.
Inside, all homes include an elevator with access to all floors, and can be designed to access the garage for added convenience and wheelchair accessibility. Main living areas sport soaring 10-foot ceilings, hardwood floors, and stained oak staircases with decorative steel spindles. Lower levels are complete with a finished basement area up to 1,500 square feet for use as a home theatre, exercise room, recreational room, games room, and/or office with a closet.
Developer: Di Blasio Homes
Location: 6628 Rothschild Trail, Mississauga
Priced from: $2,395,000
Located within an exclusive enclave in Mississauga’s Meadowvale Village, Vintages Select shows that you don’t need to move to the country to own an estate home. Built by the family-run Di Blasio Homes, Vintages features custom homes on large ravine lots, with three-car garages, walk-out basements (as per plan) and impressive standard features.
All homes come complete with 10-foot ceilings on the main floor, nine-foot ceilings on the second floor, vintage engineered hardwood throughout, Cambria quartz countertops and spa-like ensuites. Available homes range from 5,378 to 6,692 square feet with thoughtfully-designed four- to six-bedroom layouts.
Developer: SkyHomes Corporation
Location: The Boulevard, Vaughan
Priced from: $3,599,880
Situated next to the Copper Creek Golf Club in Kleinburg, Mansions on the Boulevard offers a wide selection of estate homes within an amenity-rich community. The development by SkyHomes Corporation offers six lavish models to choose from with elegant exteriors, featuring prominent precast entrances, curated exterior colours, and striking combinations of brick, stucco, precast and Renaissance stone.
The models range in size from 6,154 to 7,001 square feet and boast soaring ceilings, central vacuum systems and smart home wiring including cable, telephone and data rough-ins. Owners’ retreats come complete with dual separate ensuites, each with a private water closet including a bidet, a dedicated make-up counter, free standing soaking tub and a frameless glass shower.