Architecture and nature lovers take note this property features the best of both worlds. Located on the shores of Georgian Bay, this elegant, modern year round home/retreat was awarded the 2012 Ontario Association of Architects (OAA) Award for Design Excellence and featured prominently in many international architecture magazines. The south west facing, 24 acre property abuts crown land to the west and provides highly sought after privacy on a quiet bay on Georgian Bay. Whether it is hiking on private trails, viewing the area’s rich wildlife or boating throughout the spectacular waters of Georgian Bay, this unique property will provide countless options to spend your days. Sited strategically between two granite outcroppings, the single story glass and stone structure blends effortlessly into its natural surroundings. Floor to ceiling custom manufactured windows create a connection to the beautiful Georgian Bay landscape in every room. The interior space is designed to be functional and timeless. The rooms are elegantly proportioned, with refined finishes and designed with attention to every detail. The Great Room; Kitchen, Living, Dining: Entry through a foyer with a built-in bench and closet, leads to the Great Room. A wall of floor to ceiling windows allows for breathtaking views. Sliding doors lead to a large deck that provides indoor/outdoor living and entertaining space. Kitchen and Dining: A large centre island (5 ½’W x 12’L) houses a double sink, oven and dishwasher with room on the opposite side for counter/bar seating. Streamlined design with custom walnut cabinetry, Caesarstone countertops. and plenty of built-in storage. The dining room has built-in credenza with room for artwork above. Complete with state-of-the-art built-in appliances: Miele 5 burner induction cooktop, oven and dishwasher, Liebherr double integrated refrigerator, Dacor retractable ventilation fan. Living Room: Uniting the kitchen to the living space is a stone tile wall that surrounds a high efficiency, STUV wood-burning fireplace from Belgium. A built-in L-shape Caesarstone and walnut bench ties into the adjacent kitchen. One side provides built-in drawers for storage and a cabinet for an entertainment unit. Bedroom wing: Off the great room a central corridor leads to Guest Bedrooms and the Master Suite all oriented to overlook views to the Bay; Utility rooms are situated on the north side of the corridor. The Master Suite: At the end of the corridor, the Master Suite features a six-piece en suite, a walk-in glass wall shower room, Kohler porcelain fixtures, a Duravit Starck oval air tub with views to the forest and bay and a glass door walk-out to the deck. A half-wall constructed in oak divides the space and leads down two steps to the ‘sunken’ bedroom with expansive ceiling, light maple floors and glorious views. A walk in dressing room is entered opposite the master entrance. A custom pivoting walnut door can close off the entire master suite. Guest Rooms: Two Guest Rooms have built-in closets with oak shelving, with room for a queen bed. A third Multi-Purpose Room (no closet) could serve as office, den or extra bedroom. The rooms all have large-scale windows and custom pocket doors. Laundry room: Bosch washer and dryer. Oak cabinetry. Caesarstone counter. Main Bathroom: 3-Piece Bath with large walk-in glass and stone-tile shower. Oak cabinetry. Caesarstone counters. Materials and Finishes: Building materials were selected to be timeless, maintenance free and environmentally sustainable. The Setting: The 24.12 acre property with 960’(MPAC) of frontage offers a wide range of undisturbed ecosystems and habitats: pure, fresh water, substantial wetlands, mixed forests of pine, maple, oak and hemlock, and Pre-Cambrian rock outcroppings. As such there is a great diversity of bird and animal species. The area is on the migratory route for waterfowl and songbirds.