Steel-Clad Modern Home Near Toronto Takes Car Culture Up A Notch

An elevated glass showroom is among features of note at this modern home in Ontario's Bayview Glen.

This modern architectural home is a rarity in the Bayview Glen neighborhood of Markham, Ontario, a suburb of Toronto.

The golf-club close community is characterized by large homes on roomy lots dotted with mature trees. Schools, parks and small businesses are nearby.

unusual steel and brick modern home with lighted glass showroom on second story

The steel-clad home at 22 Hammok Crescent, listed for CAD 7.38 million, is unlike the Colonial, Tudor Revival or Ranch-style homes common to the area (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

Unlike the Colonial, Tudor Revival or Ranch-style homes common to the area, this glass-, stone- and steel-clad contemporary looks as though it could have been transplanted from Southern California.

But the really distinguishing attribute is a nod to Los Angeles car culture: a four-vehicle garage with an elevated glass-walled car showroom and an automobile lift.

modern entry with black walls and a wood spiral staircase wrapped in in glass

The step-down entry and sweeping spiral staircase inside the the 10,000-square-foot house (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

The first floor of the 10,000-square-foot house centers on an open-concept living and dining room with soaring cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors and wood-beam details. A variety of light sources illuminate the space. There’s a motorized chandelier, in-floor lighting, pendant lights, illuminated art niches and even a backlit marble fireplace mantel.

wood beam details and modern chandeliers in the living room of a modern ontario house

The first floor of the house centers on an open-concept living and dining room with soaring cathedral ceilings, hardwood floors and wood-beam details (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

A wall of windows equipped with automated blinds looks out onto the rear yard.

The family room has a double-sided fireplace, also with a marble mantel. The room opens to the kitchen and a breakfast area with a built-in serving counter.

floor to ceiling windows and a modern black fireplace inside an ontario canada home

Walls of windows wrap the family room, which has double-sided fireplace and marble mantel (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

The dramatic black kitchen features leathered marble countertops and backsplashes, illuminated display shelving and a variety of Gaggenau appliances including an induction cook top, a teppanyaki grill, a wine refrigerator, two ovens, a warming drawer and an espresso machine.

modern black kitchen with leathered marble inside a modern home in ontario canada

The dramatic black kitchen features leathered marble countertops and backsplashes, illuminated display shelving and a variety of Gaggenau appliances (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

A prep kitchen contains another sink and more countertop and storage space.

Also on this level are an in-law suite, a library and a mud room with heated tile floors, garage access, a dog wash and a solid wood pivoting service entry door.

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On the second floor, accessed by a spiraling staircase and an elevator, a sky-lighted grand hall overlooks the living and dining areas.

Double doors open to the primary bedroom, which has dual closets, a balcony and dressing rooms with glass shelving and a custom makeup vanity.

primary bedroom inside an ontario modern home with a balcony and wood details

Double doors open to the primary bedroom, which has dual closets, a balcony and dressing rooms with glass shelving and a custom makeup vanity (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

The en-suite bathroom is appointed with such features as heated marble floors, marble sinks, a deep soaking tub and a glass shower complete with body jets.

There are several other bedrooms on the top floor for a total of six bedrooms and 10 bathrooms throughout the house.

black-hued marble and soaking tub inside a modern ontario home in bayview glen

The en-suite bathroom is appointed with such features as heated marble floors, marble sinks, a deep soaking tub and a glass shower complete with body jets (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

The lower level contains a movie theater, a recreation room, a wet bar, an exercise room, a spa area with a sauna, another bedroom and a powder room.

Barry Cohen of Barry Cohen Homes is the listing agent for 22 Hammok Crescent, Markham, which is priced at CAD 7.38 million or close to US $6 million.

dressing room inside LA Inspired In Bayview Glen at 22 Hammok Crescent Ontario, Canada

There’s also a dressing room (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

subdued mud room with dark walls and wood details inside a modern ontario canada home

The subdued mud room is another amenity of note (BARRY COHEN HOMES).

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During four decades of covering luxury and celebrity housing, I’ve looked into people’s homes, lives and property records through many lenses. I was the Los Angeles Times Real Estate section editor for eight years, the Hot Property columnist for six and did stints as a newspaper reporter, copy editor and page designer. My work for The Times Business, Home and Real Estate sections has garnered in-house and national awards for blogging, editing and feature writing.

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