The Artisan On Lora Bay is like nothing Georgian Bay has ever seen. It is a triumph of seclusion, of engineering-forward artisanal construction, and of harmonious integration into the natural landscape. The Artisan on Lora Bay is a gated community of five residences located on a forested slope adjacent to the Georgian Bay shoreline. Just three minutes from Thornbury, the Artisan is nevertheless lost in space, time and greenery at the end of a bayside drive. Each of the Artisan’s five, 9,000 to 16,000 square-foot waterfront residences offer muted natural building finishes to serve as a counterpoint to mature stands of white cedar, trembling aspen, sugar maple and white birch. Leaves brush the sides of the residences and vast decks overlook a tight sweep of coastline high above the waters of Georgian Bay. 

 

 

 

Inside the imposing gates, the first of these five exceptional residences is now coming to life and ready to be tailored to your discriminating tastes. Welcome to Artisan 1. Take in full panoramic views of Georgian Bay from a wall of waterside windows featuring locally sourced 24-foot glass panels and a 42-foot glass elevator shaft. Steel frame, cavity wall construction throughout this 9,000 square foot residence yields 20-foot ceilings in Master Suite, Dining and Living areas and 12-foot ceilings on the Main Level and the Walk-out. Façades of full bed limestone and weathered steel blend the residence into the quiet surrounding forest, while a monopitch weathered steel roof extends dramatically past the outer walls, aiming into the sky above Georgian Bay. 

 

 

 

There’s much more: a 24-foot cantilevered deck soars 40 feet above the Bay. The heated drive leads to a built-in oversized 3-car garage. Custom-made doors laminated in zinc, gas fireplaces on each level, oxidized architectural oak stairs and hydronic in-floor heating are just a few highlights on a long list of features. The Artisan is the culmination of a two-year Environmental Assessment process. Conservation Authority and town approvals, services, engineering and hydro have all been taken care of. We have removed the uncertainty of a new build in an extremely sensitive location.  Now, the finishing touches are up to you. Make The Artisan your own and then, when everything is to your satisfaction, purr into the drive, dock behind your breakwater, or land on the Artisan helipad and simply relax. You’re home. 

 

 

 

These are singular residences in a very special location. Highly worthy of exhaustive planning and painstaking detail, all executed with the utmost care and attention. Within a 25 minute-drive, you’ll find the best skiing in Ontario, half a dozen excellent golf courses, as well as a surprisingly worthy culinary and cultural scene spanning Collingwood in the east to Meaford in the west. You are two hours’ drive from downtown Toronto, half an hour from the Collingwood Regional (international) Airport, and seconds from the onsite private helipad. 

 

 

 

This property is currently listed at $7,000,000. For more information about this special property, please contact Rob McAleer at (705) 445-5454 or rob@georgianbaygroup.com.

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