Brimming with elegant details and luxe amenities, the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre Home Lottery Showhomes are never your avarage abodes) past hightlights include spacious courtyards, youga rooms and stately two-storey libraries).
This year’s house is no exception. Set on a corner lot in a leafy neighbourhood in Oakville, Ont., the 7,050-square-foot showhome boasts fl0or-to-ceiling windows overlooking manicured gardens, and airy kitchen with a sunny window seat and an intimate dining room ideal for family suppers or cocktail soirées. Even though this is Brian Gluckstein’s sixth time designing the Princess Margaret Showhome, he still pulls some surprises: wall-to-wall mural of the Château de Versailles in the living room, a putting green in the backyard and two 10-pin bowling lanes on the lower level, to name a few. Designed by Toronto architect Richard Wengle, the four-bedroom house was inspired by a 1920s estate Brian spotted during a trip to Long Island, N.Y. “It was the perfect inspiration because the front façade was pushed back in the middle. I didn’t want the front door of the showhome to be right at the curb,” says Brian.