Chateau des Cinq Pins (Chateau of the Five Pines) is a private hilltop estate located on the fringe of Baltimore, located just minutes north of the picturesque, lakeside town of Cobourg. This exquisite, 5.64 acre residence, with Lake Ontario views, sits atop verdant, rolling vistas that continue to inspire artists, filmmakers and musicians by the ever-changing scenes of nature's paintbrush.
Originally the Kraumanis family retreat, the architecture was based on a Latvian castle reminiscent of the owner’s ancestral homeland. Original, reclaimed pieces from local historical buildings were elegantly harmonized together when building this heirloom residence. Keeping much of the original character and antiquity intact, including the original, fieldstone fireplaces (hand-built from stone mined from the property), the circular staircase, the Captain's Walk and the Zen room, the family significantly expanded the living space into 12,455+ square feet of impeccable style and irreplaceable character, in 2006.
As the original structure was taken down to the studs, the contemporary additions to this iconic property include endless walls of windows and large terraces that take advantage of the magnificent views; cedar roof; vaulted ceilings; luxurious fixtures and furnishings are found throughout from notable city retailers, such as Elte and Ginger's; reclaimed wood floors; an art studio, two main floor powder rooms; a two-level atrium; designated art walls; new mechanicals; multiple walkouts from the main and lower levels; a gym; in-ground pool with pool house; a designated spa suite (lower level) adjoining the gentleman's retreat, with an aromatherapy steam room, oversized shower space and dressing area; games area; wine room; geothermal heating and generator; three garage spaces with outdoor parking for 20+ vehicles.
The kitchen includes a large island, built-in glass display, top-of-the-line panelled appliances, a walk-in pantry and powder room. The adjoining dining and living areas feature vaulted ceilings, a fireplace and multiple walk-outs with breathtaking views all around. The family room is home to one of the original floor-to-ceiling fieldstone fireplaces and features skylights, built-in cabinets and walkouts to two terraces.
The master wing offers incomparable views of the hilltops and majestic sunrises over Lake Ontario. Featuring reclaimed wood floors, an octagonal ceiling with a crystal chandelier, movable TV walls, sitting area, a secret wet bar and linen closet. The master dressing suite features thoughtful amenities such as a large, custom-designed, walk-in closet; heated floors and towel warmers; an oversized marble shower; a private retreat with a soaking tub; a toilet closet with bidet and a his/hers boudoir with marbled walls. The glassed-in breezeway off the master bathroom overlooks the pool and courtyard, opening into L'Atelier d'art des pins (the art studio of the pine trees), which features a vaulted, octagonal ceiling. a windowed ceiling lantern, a clean-up room and enduring views through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Three additional quarters reside within the chateau and its grounds:
- an 850 sq ft two-bedroom suite in the lower level with a kitchen, 4-pc bathroom, living/dining area and separate entrance, which overlooks the south gardens.
- a 400 sq ft guest suite with vaulted ceilings, kitchen, a 4-pc washroom, a loft bedroom and separate entrance, discreetly located in the tower.
- a charming, one-bedroom, rustic cottage located on the south-west end of the property, that overlooks a bridge and quiet stream. Featuring a screened sun room, living room, 3-pc bath, bedroom and woodburning fireplace. A wonderful spot to quietly reflect and remove oneself from the hustle and bustle of the outside world amidst the sounds of nature.
These spaces, separated from the main living space, can accommodate a nanny, caretaker, in-laws, adult children, visitors or tenants, with short-term or long term rental potential.
The private grounds are enhanced by a concrete swimming pool, multiple outdoor seating areas, several themed gardens and a cloister walk through old pine and birch woodlands.
A significant offering that suits multi-generational living and work-at-home lifestyles. Only 50 minutes from Toronto along the 401. Trinity College School is a 15 minute drive west. High speed internet service is available in the area for those working or studying at home.
For those who covet complete privacy and timeless sophistication, Chateau des Cinq Pins offers exceptional character and design that creates a blueprint for an extraordinary country living experience for generations to follow. A full list of features and floorplans are available by request for qualified buyers.