Powered by:

Richard K.C. Ling, Broker

Harvey Kalles Real Estate Limited, Brokerage


A Christie Great Estate Property

Water's Edge, Grimsby

South Beach Transplanted

12- 14 Shoreline Crescent

    Fitzgerald's Envy  

The only terraced Villa at Lake Ontario in Southern Ontario with 220' Water Frontage

Previous Home of the retired President of Russel Metals in Burlington

CDN $2,995,000

(Links to more Pictures at the bottom of this Page)

Richard's Notes

Breath taking.

I can see Scott Fitzgerald and his friends clinking on their champagne flutes in the backdrop of magnificent fireworks over the lake with downtown Toronto and the CN Tower in the faint distant.  Or Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers dancing under the moonlight with a big band orchestra.

Double pie shape lots covering almost 2 acres with 220 lake frontage just off a huge terrace (close to 25,000 sq.ft.)  with professional landscape, in ground pool and Florentine Wrought Iron Street Lamps.  Custom built by local renowned builder, Royce Developments.  In my coverage throughout Southern Ontario with over $50 million in unique homes and estates, I have not seen one quite like this - perhaps not possible anymore with the ever increasing environmental control.

Sumptuous 9,000 sq. ft. of living space with 4 Bedrooms, Spa, Wine Cellar ... plus 5,000 sq. ft. in the basement with three additional bedrooms.

Ground Floor

Grand Hall Entrance

Two Storey Foyer with custom solid cherry wood Scarlet O'Hara staircase with custom carpet runner and balcony overlooking the Living Room

Pot Lighting and Wall Scone

Brass Tiffany accessories

Charlie Grand Chandeliers

Decorative Moulding

Wainscoting and chair railing

Large palladium style window with fitted sheers overlooking driveway and gardens

Polished porcelain tile flooring

Nutone Intercom Unit

Power switches to raise and lower Chandeliers set in Laundry Room

Living Room
38' 3" x 34' 8"
Formal Sunken

Cathedral two storey ceiling with decorative moulding

Chair railing and Wainscoting

Decorative ceiling medallion with custom grand chandelier

Pot Lighting

Three sided gas fireplace with brass/glass doors

Polished porcelain tile flooring with inlaid custom designed carpet in the shape of a Grand Piano (80 oz)

Power switches to raise and lower Chandeliers set in Laundry Room

Dining Room

18' 9" x 14' 11"


Custom solid cherry wood beveled glass French door entrance with decorative inserts - side lights above doorway

Coffered ceiling with crown moulding

Pot Lights

Stained oak strip hardwood flooring with decorative border

Custom cherry wood and mirrored ceiling with brass chandelier

Wall-to-wall custom solid cherry wood built-in cabinetry with brass knobs and glass display cabinets.

Nutone Intercom Unit


30' 1" x 15' 1"

Custom gourmet kitchen

Lake view

Solid Cherry Wood Kitchen Cabinetry with Brass Knobs

Built-in desk with drawers and glass top

Built-in wine rack

Glass Display Cabinets

Pot Lighting

Custom Cherry Wood Ceiling with Fluorescent Lighting inserts

Centre Island with Porcelain Kohler Sink and Brass Hardware

Polished Porcelain Flooring

JennAir built-in gas CookTop with Grill and down shaft

Genius Built-in Microwave/Convection Oven

Maytag Double Door Built-in Refrigerator, 22 cubic feet with ice maker

Corian Countertops

Large eat-in area overlooking Lake Ontario

Three-sided gas Fire Place between Family Room and Eating Area

Double porcelain Sinks with instant hot water, garburator, soap dispenser and custom brass faucet and taps.

Neon box lighting covered by stained glass chandelier over eating area

Nutone Intercom Unit


14' 10" x 6' 10"

Large sink, large counter and lots of cupboards and extra storage space

Family Room

25' 9" x 17' 11"

Open Concept

Phenomenal views of the Lake and back gardens

Floor-to-ceiling custom Cherry Wood paneling with built-in Book Shelves and Cabinets

Gas Fireplace with Granite Mantel and Hearth and custom Brass and Glass Doors


Coffered Ceiling with custom Cherry Wood inlays

Pot Lights

Separate Office or Wet Bar area (plumbing in place)

Wall-to-wall hardwood Floors

Nutone Intercom Unit


19' 9" x 13'

Polished Porcelain Tile Floor

Two custom Cherry Wood French Door Entrances with decorative beveled glass inserts

Vaulted Ceiling with cedar tongue & groove

Picture Window overlooking Back Gardens, Pool, Pool House & Loft, Terrace and Lake Ontario

Double Doors to Deck and 8 person Hot Tub

Indirect and Track Lighting

Two outdoor Nutone Intercom Units


22' x 14'

Double Solid Cherry Wood Door with brass Hardware

Custom design inlaid stained Oak Strip Hardwood Flooring

Wall-to-wall custom solid paneling with built-in Book Shelves including Computer Shelf and Glass Display Cabinets

Cherry Wood custom box-dropped ceiling

Palladium Windows with Fitted Sheers

Gas fireplace with heatilator and remote control, granite surround and hearth with custom brass and glass doors

Track lighting

Double Glass Door to private Deck overlooking Lake Ontario

Powder Room


Kohler custom fixtures

Wall-to-wall smoke glass mirrors

Pot Lights

Polished Porcelain Tile Floor

Laundry Room  

Double Closet with power switches to raise and lower Chandeliers

KitchenAid whisper quiet extra large capacity/heavy duty washer & dryer

Extra deep sink with spray hose

Wall-to-wall overhead storage cupboards and pot lights

Lower cabinets with Formica counter top

Stairs to basement and second floor suite and access to garage

Second Floor
Master Bedroom

28' 8" x 15' 3"

Three sided wood burning fireplace with ivory marble surround and brass doors separating bedroom and ensuite bath

Custom raised king size bed platform with marble surround

Cornice Moulding

Pot Lights

Custom inlaid broadloom

Double door entry

Chair rail

Large double walk-in closet/dressing area with closet organizers, large full length mirrors

Three sectioned sliding door onto balcony overlooking Lake Ontario

Ensuite Bath Room
6 pc

Large vanity with two large Kohler sinks with Kohler fixtures and lots of drawers and cupboards

Halogen pot lights above vanity

Ceramic tile flooring

Ivory marble step-up to Jacuzzi soaker tub and windows overlooking Lake Ontario

Beveled mirrors surrounding tub

Custom window treatments

Designer white and brass fixtures

Kohler Toilet & Bidet

Separate "make-up" vanity with drawers, large mirror and Hollywood Lighting

Cornice lights

Separate shower stall with Kohler Fixtures and sliding Doors with mirror

Bedroom No. 2
17' 4" x 14' 4"
Double Door and Double Closets

Custom wall-to-wall Broadloom

Custom Textured painted walls and

Custom blinds and window treatments and ceiling medallion

Overlooking Front Garden and Escarpment

Bedroom No. 3 16' 5" x 13' 11"

Double Door

Panoramic Lake View and Back of the Property

Custom Window Treatment

Shared large four piece ensuite (with Bedroom No. 4)

Walk-in Closet

Chair rail

Custom inlaid wall-to-wall broadloom with floral design

Bedroom No. 4 15' 11" x 15' 2"

Double Door

Custom Window Treatment

Shared large four piece ensuite (with Bedroom No. 3)

Walk-in Closet

Chair rail

Custom inlaid wall-to-wall broadloom

Ceiling mural of cloud and sky

Guest Bathroom  


Imported Ceramic Tile Floor

Step-in soaker whirlpool tub

Picture window with Lake view

Two pedestal sinks with designer mirrors and lights

Separate glass enclosed shower

Kohler Bidet and Toilet

Beveled mirrors surrounding tub

Large dressing space

Nanny/Guest Quarters
Bedroom No. 5 15' 4" x 11' 11"

Newer hardwood tongue & groove oak floor

Overlooking Front Gardens and 12 Foot Fountain and Escarpment

Walk-in Closet

Custom built carved Cherry Wood Door connecting Bathroom and Living Area

Dormer Window

Ensuite Bath Room


Kohler Sink, Toilet, Tub and Shower

Built-in Cabinetry

Ceramic Floor

Dressing space

Dormer Window

Kitchen & Living Area


Imported Designer Ceramic Tile Floor

Stove, sink, refrigerator

Custom built Cherry Wood Cabinetry and desk

Double Door Entrance Closet

Separate temperature zone

Separate entrance

Two Dormer Windows facing East and West

Lower Level


Custom solid Cherry Wood Scarlet O'Hara Staircase with custom Carpet Runner

Pot Lights and Wall Scone

Three sided raised gas fireplace

Ceramic Floor

Recreation Room 49' 6" x 25' 1"

Pot Lights and Wall Scone

Surround Sound Wiring

Custom Ceramic Floor

Kitchenette/Wet Bar with overhead cabinets and mini fridge

Overhead lighting wires for pool table (designed for up to 6' x 12' table)

Neutral colour for walls

Nutone Intercom

Bedroom No. 6  

Two Closets

Upgraded Carpet

Two Ceiling Light Fixtures

Access to sub basement underneath carpet

Roughed in Sub Basement for Indoor Pool

Bedroom No. 7  

Double Door

Large Double Closets

Ceramic Tile Flooring

Windows with Security Bars

Bedroom No. 8  

Double Door

Large Double Closets

Ceramic Tile Flooring

Windows with Security Bars

Storage/Wine Cellar 33' 3" x 24' 2"

Concrete Floor, Walls and Ceiling

Fully painted with premium concrete paint

Fitness Room and Sauna  

One wall fully mirrored

Carpeting and Ceramic Tiles

Eight person Electric Sauna

Plumbing for indoor Hot Tub or Wet Bar

Cable Hook-Up

Access to Back Stairway


3 pcs

Shower with Glass Door and Ceramic Walls and Floor

Brass Taps and Faucet with matching accessories

Ceramic Tile Floor

Large full mirror over porcelain sink and counter-mirror has bras border

Pot Lights

Lower Cabinets

Ceramic Walls Floor-to-Ceiling


3 Car Oversize  

Two high capacity Can-A-Vac systems

Three Garage doors with individual openers

Two large windows

High ceiling with upgraded lights

Large working counter space with shelving below

High quality concrete painted floor and bright neutral walls

Two separate Exits: One through outside back of the house and the other through inside of the house

OutSide Structures

Custom Oversize Inground set in a 25,000 sq.ft Terrace with Turn-of-the-Century Parisian Wrought Iron Street Lamps, Concrete railings, spindles and staircases overlooking Lake Ontario with the CN Tower in the distance

110,000 BTU heater keeps pool at customized temperature that enable a May to October season

Custom cover, tension sprung installed in 1999 with "breathable" but sturdy enough to support some weight.

Pool House and Loft  

Approximately 475 sq. ft.

Living/Sitting Area

Vaulted Ceiling and Bedroom Loft

Winterized with Glass Sliding Doors on 2 sides

Gas outlet for BBQ

Hot Tub  

Large capacity top of the Line Marx Hot Tub installed in 1999

Four pump, 44 jets, maybe used year round

Access from the Sun Room

Custom 2 Tier 12' x 11' Water Fountain  

At Gates /  Circular Gardens

Miscellaneous Details

Interlocking Driveway and Walkways

Flagstone Front Porch

Custom Double Front Entrance Doors with Beveled Glass & Glass Inserts

Custom multi-level decking with built-in benches and large gazebo

25,000 sq.ft. Terrace by the Lake with Rock Gardens, mature trees and shrubs

Exterior walk lighting

Double steps to Lake Front Walkway

Flagstone Front Porch

Age:  10 Years

Number of Fireplaces: 4

Water:  Municipal

Heat:  Forced Air Gas

Sewer:  Yes

One Carrier Weathermaker SX high efficiency gas heating system and one air conditioner for Nanny/Guest Quarters, independent from rest of house

Entire interior and exterior of house painted with high quality Benjamin Moore paint selected by designer Hillary Baker including epoxy paint in garage, furnace room and wine cellar.  It took 87 days, 5 painters each day for work



Notes on the Region

45 minutes to Toronto Pearson International Airport

15 minutes to Hamilton John C. Munro International Airport

65 minutes to Buffalo International Airport

35 minutes to Niagara Falls

30 minutes to Niagara-on-the-Lake

50 minutes to Toronto

20 minutes to Brock University

20 minutes to McMaster University

15 minutes to Vineland Estate Winery

VIA Train Schedule

Grimsby  to Toronto

Depart:  7:14 a.m. arrives 8:23 a.m./5:55 p.m. arrives 7:15 p.m.

Toronto  to Grimsby

Depart:  9:30 a.m. arrives 10:41 a.m./5:45 p.m. arrives 6:56 p.m.


Two Carrier Weathermaker SX high efficiency gas heating systems and two Carrier air conditioners for heating east and west side of the house

One Carrier Weathermaker SX high efficiency gas heating system and one air conditioner for Nanny/Guest Quarters, independent from rest of house

Two Coleman electronic air cleaners

Two General power humidifiers

Two gas Rheem Power Venthot water heaters

200 amp electrical service with extra switch boxes

Central security system with motion detector and keypads

Complete Central Intercom System

Programmable thermostat for zone heating and cooling

High quality security system by Procom Elite

Electronic underground, nine zones sprinkler with two separate controls by Raintree

New High Efficiency Humidifiers on Furnaces

Floor Plans available Upon Request



More Pictures  


Richard's Notes


Truly a labour of love.  Unrivaled details.  Cosy, Intimate...yet spacious for the occasional, or regular, entertainment set.




GreatCanadianCountryEstates Home

Back to TheLingAdvantage HomePage



Telephone:  416.441.2888 x 522 Cellular:  416.809.0909 /1.888.232.2088

Facsimile:  416-441-9926  Direct Fax:  1(866) 556-0823

Address:  2145 Avenue Road, Toronto, Ontario   M5M 4B2 Canada

Top of Page

All information and statements contained here, provided by Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.Brokerage regarding property for sale, rental or financing is from sources deemed reliable and assumed correct, but no warranty or representation is made as to the accuracy thereof and same as is submitted subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, rental or other conditions, prior sale or withdrawal without notice.

Member of the Toronto Real Estate Board