December 9th, 2021
In desirable settings from West Coast to East, these distinctive, expertly appointed home cocktail bars prove that sometimes, the best spot for a festive nightcap is home sweet home.
St. Lawrence River Getaway
100 Rue du Malakoff, Chutes-de-la-Chaudière-Est, QC
Steps from the St. Lawrence River is a home that will never leave you bored. Outdoors, you have a heated swimming pool and multiple patio and lounge areas to choose from, while indoors you have a movie theatre, wine cellar, space for billiards and ping pong tables, a fireplace, and a full bar. Create a warm and snug entertaining experience with a strategically placed billiards table near the bar and fireplace.
Private Cocktails at Eagle’s Landing
3275 Campion Road, Central Saanich, BC
On more than eight acres of private grounds above the Haro Strait is a haven surrounded in panoramic views of the ocean, nearby San Juan and Gulf Islands, and Mount Baker. A wonderous retreat of its own, the modern home boasts multiple independent living spaces spread across more than 9,000 square feet and countless floor to ceiling windows for uninterrupted views of the ocean. The perfect escape for families or those who enjoy hosting guests, this residence features multiple kitchens, including a built-in pizza oven and a butler’s pantry. Wet bars also complement both the great room and games room with its accompanying cooled wine room and two-person Turkish steam room. For those with an affinity for tobacco, the nearby office is fitted with a cigar fan.
Cozy Cocktails at Governor’s Hill
3600 Yonge Street, Penthouse 34, Toronto, ON
Quietly tucked away from Toronto’s Yonge Street you’ll find the intersection of classic and contemporary in Governor’s Hill II. The newly renovated two-story penthouse is the largest suite in the full-service condo building. Entertaining here comes easy with a chef’s dream of a kitchen and cozy lounge and seating areas throughout. Upstairs, you’ll also find a fully equipped minibar surrounded by the terrace with extra entertaining space. The piece de resistance is the outstanding 2,500 square foot rooftop terrace overlooking Hogg’s Hollow ravine. With a few space heaters, you can extend that mini bar entertaining outdoors during the winter season.
The Modern Car Lover’s Dream
27523 HWY 633, Rural Parkland County, AB
Sitting on 80 acres of privacy is the modern definition of “car-friendly.” This rarity will have car lovers ogling at the automotive gallery stacked with a fireplace, full wet bar, and lounge and gaming areas. In addition, there is a private shop and an underground toy vault. If cars aren’t your style, the 80 acres of space also makes this ideal for equestrian enthusiasts. Secret walking trails, swimming pond, movie theatre and plenty of entertainment space makes this the exemplary home for a modern mountain lodge lifestyle.
This article was published on December, 9 2021. This article was originally published on Sotheby’s International Realty’s Extraordinary Living Blog, and has been adapted for Sotheby’s International Realty Canada’s Insight Blog.