Breathtaking views, sweeping waterfront shorelines, magnificent custom furnishings – we rounded up the most exquisite luxury properties currently on the market. From the East to the West coasts, explore these five Canadian masterpieces represented by Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.

Nova Scotia: A beachfront estate with panoramic ocean views

With direct access to some of the best sailing waters in North America, this elegant 4-bedroom coastal property boasts 260 feet of white sand beach frontage and a tranquil setting just 40 minutes from downtown Halifax. The bungalow’s layout takes advantage of majestic ocean views, including a spacious patio ideal for entertaining or enjoying the sounds of the waves.

The principal suite includes a luxury ensuite bath and two large dressing rooms with two other bedrooms and a bath located in another wing. The expansive lower level houses another large bedroom and bath, a gym and home workshop plus a wealth of storage and 1,500 square feet of additional unfinished living space that can be transformed to the buyer’s wishes.

Quebec: Contemporary property with spectacular mountain views

Every detail of this unique 8,384-square-foot custom-built lakefront property in Deux Montagnes was carefully planned and finished with the finest high-end materials. With huge windows to capitalize on the magnificent water views and contemporary, European-inspired elegance, the home is vast but has a warm, inviting vibe.

Sitting on 84,000 square feet of land with 290 linear feet of lake frontage, the property has a private concrete dock with nearby spa area and firepit, and a stunning infinity pool with a 40-foot-long waterfall. Indoor parking for 20 cars and outdoor parking for 50, along with a large three-season terrace and outdoor kitchen make this property ideal for hosting plenty of guests.

Ontario: A fabulous home built for Canadian Tire director

Built by a director and major share owner of Canadian Tire, this exceptional modern 8-bedroom, 12-bathroom Toronto home was designed by star architect John C. Parkin. The 26,000-square-foot property on three levels sits on 2.12 acres, and features concrete walls embedded with pink and white quartz stones that resemble a work of art, as do the hand-painted dining room walls that feature an Asian theme.

The soaring interior atrium is flooded with sunlight year-round thanks to four massive light shafts above. There are indoor and outdoor swimming pools, 7 garages plus a 1,700-square foot games room with its own adjoining catering kitchen, making this an ideal entertaining space.

Alberta: A modern castle in Aspen Heights

Emanating modern sophistication and exquisite style, this 6-bedroom, 8-bathroom modern castle in Calgary sits on one acre of lush, landscaped grounds. The 14,000-square-foot luxury home has soaring ceilings and light-filled interiors, including beautiful bedrooms plus a separate 750-square-foot carriage house. Cantilevered stairwells flank a gorgeous foyer leading to a grand parlour with a stunning Swarovski crystal chandelier. Five fireplaces feature custom rundle and limestone work.

A gourmet kitchen with butler’s pantry, a two-storey study and library, plus spa facilities including a fitness room, steam room and dry sauna make this home ideal for discerning buyers who crave luxury living. The primary retreat sprawls across the entire upper west wing and is appointed as a five-star boutique hotel – complete with spectacular west mountain views.

British Columbia: A private waterfront estate on an oceanside bluff

In West Vancouver, an ultra-luxurious 4-bedroom, 5-bathroom home with jaw-dropping south-facing water views is the ultimate retreat. Built into the rock face, the 6,136-square-foot property makes the most of its gorgeous surroundings.

Featuring a gourmet European Poggenpohl designer kitchen with professional-grade appliances. The expansive living and entertaining space has floor-to-ceiling windows and doors, an exercise room, a wet bar and a wine cellar, a heated patio with outdoor kitchen, plus an infinity pool and hot tub.

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