8 Cheyne Drive


8 Cheyne  Drive is a very special home with close attention paid to the details for select family living and entertaining. It has had extra features incorporated throughout devoted to those with allergy and environmental sensitivities. The exquisitely private garden hugs the peaceful shores of Virginia Lake with a delightful lagoon indenting the shore, and embraces the natural ecology with it’s very own resident duck, song bird and fish population. The Lake becomes a neighbourhood skating rink in the winter months and a paddling venue during the summer, adding to the uniqueness of this address. The home’s design allows panoramic lakeside views from all three levels through the solarium style windows which flood the house with natural light all day. 


The main floor, with hardwood throughout and nine foot ceilings, is a dream for the hosting couple; from the enormous front coat closet to the kitchen with European style cabinets which soar to the ceiling for extra china and glassware, all high quality stainless steel appliances, including 2 dishwashers, a large preparation island and excellent lighting. The open concept family area opens into a large living room, den and dining room.


A beautiful hardwood ‘Scarlett O’Hara’ style staircase ascends with curves to the wrap around spindle gallery surrounding the second floor atrium. The master, overlooking the Lake, is most spacious with large walk in closet plus 2 wall closets, 6-pc ensuite and large seating area. Four other bedrooms on the second floor can be adapted to any useful function as office, den, study etc. Extra storage closets help organize your space. All bedrooms are fitted with natural Berber carpet.


The basement is mostly developed with a full guest/in-law suite; including a large bedroom with ensuite and walk in closet, kitchenette, huge living room with panoramic garden view and exit directly into the private rear garden. This home can easily accommodate a multi-generational family. Extra space can be retained as storage or as a care-giver’s bed-sit with development.


All landscaping has been planned by Murray’s and maintained without the use of chemicals with extras like an espaliered mini orchard along a solid fence including an apple, pear and plum tree with cherry and yew trees blended into the natural spruce and ornamental grasses along the lake shore. Other plantings of spirea, clematis, Virginia creeper and ornamental dwarf species will provide privacy and colour throughout the seasons.


Engineering  is at it’s finest with the hi-tech heat pump, providing an efficient system for both heating and air conditioning.  In addition residents and guests will enjoy the ultra-clean air from the electrostatic furnace filter and the air exchange system.


This home is a treat for the discerning buyer concerned with environmental issues.


For an appointment to view, please call Chris O’Dea at 685-6559.



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View from front of 8 Cheyne
Rear Corner view
Three level view
View from across Virginia Lake
Step inside
Living Room 1
Living Room 2
Living Room 3
Living Room 4
Dining Room 1
Dining Room 2
Eating Area and Den
Eating Area overlooking Virginia Lake
Brilliant stairway and gallery
Gallery Landing
Master Bedroom 1
Master Bedroom 2
Master Bedroom 3
Mater 6 pc. Ensuite
Spare Bedroom
Basement Living Room at garden level
Basement bedroom / Den with walk out to garden
Now that's a workshop
Garden Lagoon 1
Garden Lagoon 2
Feeding Ducks in the lagoon in winter
Virginia Creeper will soon fill the privacy fence
Close up of fall colors of Virginia Creeper
Yellow Lilies in full bloom
Fall colors from master bedroom window
Gall garden view looking across Virginia Lake
Lagoon makes a great Kayak or canoe launch
Ducks enjoying tranquil setting on Virginia Lake



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