Iconic Sun Dial House

13280 7th Concession Sdrd, King, ON

  • $2,995,000
  • 3+3 BEDS
  • 5 BATHS
  • 17.14 acres Land
  • 13280 7th Concession Sdrd, King, ON
  • 3+3 BEDS
  • 5 BATHS
  • 17.14 acres Land
  • $2,995,000

Key Facts

  • MLS ID: N4057420
  • Property Type: Residential, House
  • Style: Modern
  • Lot Size: 17.14 acres
  • Year Built: 1969
  • Bedrooms: 3+3
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Other Taxes 2017: $11,200
  • Approximate Age: 31-50
  • Parking Spaces: 50

Property Description

**Read the article featured in the Toronto Star 9/9/2017 at https://www.thestar.com/life/homes/2017/09/08/king-township-family-home-a-concrete-haven.html

Looking for unique? Architecturally significant, hilltop Modernist home owned by the same family since 1969. A very special home with an interesting provenance. The owner was one of the largest concrete forming contractors in Toronto and pioneers of architectural concrete. He built such iconic exposed textured concrete buildings such as John Robarts Library at the University of Toronto, The Ontario Science Centre, and the old Four Seasons Hotel as well as the Bank of Montreal, Royal Bank and Sun Life buildings in downtown Toronto. 

The original owner and the architect he hired, Morton Katz, a professor at University of Toronto at the time, were great admirers and connoisseurs of Le Corbusier, hailed as the father of modern architecture. Le Corbusier designed his buildings in a minimalist style using mainly exposed concrete as his building material. As such, the architecture of the house is of the school of Le Corbusier, however it is softened by a Frank Lloyd Wright "Prairie" style of architecture.

The owner was also a great admirer of Frank Lloyd Wright whose architectural philosophy is reflected in many aspects of the house including the lower ceilings in many of the rooms. Wright's view created a more "intimate" and calming ambiance. He liked to use more wood in the interior of his houses than Le Corbusier. One will find this style reflected in the maple wood ceilings of the living and dining rooms of this 8,000 +/- square foot, poured concrete residence.

Wright was very focused on designing his houses to take advantage of and fit into their natural setting (his 'Fallingwater' house in Pennsylvania is a prime example). The structure was built on top of a sandy hill surrounded by 17+ acres to take advantage of the beautiful views, the movement of the sun and to be surrounded by nature to relax and rejuvenate one's physical, psychological and spiritual wellness. The house is shaped somewhat like a sundial, with the straight wall facing north, the bedrooms catching the morning sun, and the common areas oriented to take advantage of the afternoon sun. The floor to ceiling windows bring the beautiful natural setting into the house.

The wooden forms used to pour and set the concrete of the house were old 2" X 12" barn boards, which were sourced from an old farmhouse in the area, hence the beautiful blondish hue in many of the interior walls, which fibres of wood are still embedded in the concrete.

Featuring abundant outdoor entertaining space with walk-outs from most every room, a spring-fed pond, indoor pool. sauna, three car garage, winding tree-covered drive up to the main house and barn. Property has large clearing of table land in the valley, ideally suited for an equestrian arena, a private vineyard, a three-hole golf course - all visible and in direct line of sight from your breakfast table. Imagine the possibilities.

Can be restored/redesigned by buyer with vision, buy as investment or rebuild. Please speak to Listing Agent. High demand, private location on the coveted 7th Concession in King Township.

寻找独特?具有建筑意义的山顶现代家庭自1969年以来一直由同一个家族拥有。这是一个非常特殊的家,有着有趣的出处。业主是多伦多最大的混凝土成型承包商之一,也是建筑混凝土的先驱。他在多伦多市中心建造了诸如多伦多大学的John Robarts图书馆,安大略科学中心,老四季酒店以及蒙特利尔银行,皇家银行和太阳生命楼等标志性的带纹理的混凝土建筑。

原雇主和他聘请的建筑师Morton Katz是当时多伦多大学的教授,他们是被称为现代建筑之父的勒·柯布西耶的崇拜者和鉴赏家。勒·柯布西耶以简约的风格设计了他的建筑,主要使用裸露的混凝土作为他的建筑材料。因此,这座房子的建筑是勒·柯布西耶的学校,然而它被弗兰克·劳埃德·赖特“草原”建筑风格所缓和。



用于浇筑和设置房屋混凝土的木制模型是旧的2“X 12”谷仓板,它们来自该地区的一座古老的农舍,因此在许多内墙上呈现出美丽的金黄色调,即木头纤维仍然嵌入在混凝土中。



  • 3 Car Garage
  • 3+ Fireplaces
  • Acreage
  • Balcony
  • Barn/Stable
  • Country
  • Country Living
  • Den
  • Eat in Kitchen
  • Ensuite Bathroom
  • Equestrian
  • Farm / Ranch / Plantation
  • Farmland
  • Forest
  • Granite Counter
  • Hardwood Floors
  • Indoor Pool
  • Laundry
  • Library
  • Open Porch
  • Parking
  • Pond
  • Terrace
  • Walk In Closet
  • Walk Out Basement
  • Wraparound Deck


  • TypeLevelDimensionsFlooring
  • KitchenMain7.50 x 4.90 mOther
  • Living roomMain6.30 x 5.51 mLimestone
  • Dining roomMain3.56 x 4.86 mLimestone
  • Great RoomMain5.39 x 4.60 mOther
  • Home officeMain6.10 x 5.00 mOther
  • Master bedroomMain6.70 x 4.86 mOther
  • BedroomMain5.38 x 4.81 mOther
  • BedroomMain5.16 x 4.33 mOther
  • Family roomLower5.00 x 6.50 mOther
  • Recreation RoomLower7.00 x 5.90 mOther
  • KitchenLower4.78 x 4.85 mSlate
  • BedroomLower6.93 x 4.91 mSlate

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