August was a cooler month for real estate, with many buyers taking a small step back in the face of rising interest rates and the expected summer slowdown. That being said, just because the market may cool, it doesn’t mean buyers aren’t still looking at new homes. This month our readers had their eyes on some of the most unique homes available across Canada, as well as stunning mansions and lakeside homes. Take a look at Zoocasa’s most viewed homes of August 2023.
This dome home was one of our featured listings in June. This unique home is a dream country property that would make the perfect hobby farm with no shortage of land. The outdoor pool makes an excellent place to cool off during the summer and don’t forget about the unique barn!
Another of our featured listings from last month, this former schoolhouse has been repurposed and converted into a stunning family home. The original hardwood flooring has been preserved throughout, while upgrades have been made throughout the home including in the kitchen, to keep the home up to date. Outside you’ll find plenty of space to let your gardening skills loose, or enjoy the hot tub on the back patio.
The most expensive home on our list, this Oakville mansion is full of entertaining features you’d expect in a home like this. The large rooms and modern kitchen are complemented by an indoor theatre, gym, a sauna and an outdoor pool. The size of the home and the seamless, open feel make this an excellent place to entertain large gatherings.
This repurposed church has been turned into a stunning and unique home, with plenty of modern upgrades to keep it up to date in spite of its 140-year-old build. The stained glass windows have been kept, maintaining some of that church charm, while rooms in the loft and the basement give you a more familiar homely feeling. Outside there’s also a large deck and outdoor pool.
This home is a perfect place for anyone looking for a lakeside experience. Based on Rock Lake, this home is one of only 65 cottages in the area. The lakeside home has modern amenities throughout. The main attraction here is of course the lakeside living, with three decks for you to relax on, or spend some time fishing.
This home based in Cambridge is a perfect family home. Based in a lovely neighbourhood on a tree-lined street, the home has had many recent renovations, such as laminate flooring and a new coat of paint. The spacious living and dining room area has a door leading out to the large private garden, with a ton of space to entertain guests, while the basement has room for a potential in-law suite.
This unique home took 8 years to build! It’s made of repurposed shipping containers, and while this may be obvious from the outside, inside you wouldn’t be able to tell. Each of the seven bedrooms have a walkout to a balcony, making it an excellent place for large families, or to use as a rental property.
The only rental property featured on our list. This quaint home is all about the location. It offers a modern kitchen, a basement with second bedroom potential, and a walkout to a private deck. Based in one of the trendiest parts of Toronto, it’s close to many of the best restaurants and shops that Little Portugal has to offer.
Daniel Crook is a Content Marketing Specialist at Zoocasa. Daniel’s insights provide home buyers and sellers with knowledge of local and national markets to aid them in their real estate pursuits. Daniel covers a multitude of topics, ranging from mortgages to local market trends, as well as data-driven reports uncovering national trends.
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