What if snow melted the moment it hit your driveway? Could your home’s temperature adjust itself according to the seven-day weather forecast? How would warm floors feel beneath your feet in every room you walked through?
Those conveniences are among the features of a new home in Oakville that is unsurpassed “from a design and tech perspective” in that market, says broker Steve Bailey of The Agency.
The five-bedroom showstopper, going for just under $6 million, is as smart and smart-looking as they come, said Bob Zamani, property manager for Zamani Homes, which is building the spec home in a prestigious enclave bordering Lake Ontario.
Showcasing the latest technology, it will include lights that dim or brighten by sliding a finger on a pad; a fingerprint scan to unlock the front door; and features such as music and window blinds that respond to spoken or touch commands.
One timely innovation is a mudroom with a UV closet that disinfects outdoor clothing in 15 minutes, a feature inspired by COVID-19, according to Zamani.
With its proximity to the water and “very modern architecture” characterized by clean, straight lines and masses of glass — the work of Zamani’s in-house designer Bijan Zamani — the luxury retreat is “kind of Miami-ish,” he said.
No expense is being spared in its construction, expected to be completed in about a year, Zamani said. Where a typical home costs $350 per square foot to build, this one comes in at $475, he said, citing a three-sided marble fireplace with a $64,000 price tag and dramatic floor-to-ceiling windows in the 23-foot-high great room worth $120,000.
With the addition of five skylights, the open-concept house will benefit from “tons of natural light coming in,” said listing agent Peter Torkan. “The cutting-edge architectural design is absolutely outstanding.”
It’s truly a house for all seasons with interior floors, front porch and back patio “completely heated with indirect heat so you can enjoy them in winter,” he said.
Additional warmth, esthetically speaking, emanates from accent walls of textured Ontario natural stone.
The heart and hub of the three-level abode is the spacious great room, designed for entertaining, which flows easily into the open kitchen where sleek Italian cabinetry provides a backdrop for a waterfall island with bar seating.
A tempered-glass floating staircase in the foyer curves up to the bedroom level with four suites, including the primary bedroom with gas fireplace, walk-in dressing room and luxe ensuite.
On the lower level, the must-haves range from a wet bar and wine cellar to sound-insulated, professional-quality theatre. A spa sanctuary has separate wet and dry saunas, a three-person Jacuzzi, fitness studio and full bath. There’s an additional guest bedroom with ensuite and a walk-up to the pool and landscaped backyard.
Zamani is particularly proud of the state-of-the-art automation system, which covers every comfort and convenience from video security to thermostat. It’s being designed and installed by Toronto company, Blue Genie, which promises to “make dreams come true, as if by magic.”
Of the dozens of luxury, custom residences built in the GTA by Zamani Homes — a family business founded by Mohsen Zamani in 1979 — this is the most technologically advanced and challenging construction-wise, he noted.
Co-listing agent Steve Bailey sums it up: “It’s definitely not your average build.” Neither is the location, he adds. “Oakville is one of the top places to live in Canada and Ontario.”
Price: $5.888 million
Size: 4,500 square feet