At home, autumn is a state of mind. Sprawling estate properties are covered with colours of soft gold and hazy amber; vibrant and awakening shades of brick, mahogany, and currant; and tasteful pops of sweet honey, sharp carrot, and warming marmalade. Warm woods mix with sturdy stone facades, and interiors blend or contrast in lodge-like great rooms; towering pillars and chandeliers drip with the shine of earlier sunsets. Settle into one of these forever-fall grounds and enjoy the splendour of the season.

11370 Valley Ridge Park NW, Calgary, AB

By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 11370 Valley Ridge Park NW, Calgary, AB

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 11370 Valley Ridge Park NW, Calgary, AB

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 11370 Valley Ridge Park NW, Calgary, AB

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 11370 Valley Ridge Park NW, Calgary, AB

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 11370 Valley Ridge Park NW, Calgary, AB

    By Miguel Santa Maria

Bring the Outdoors in, Valley Ridge Park, Calgary

A truly modern build with rustic features, this warm manor is an autumn-lover’s dream. A timber frame design raises the stature of exposed entrances and carries throughout the home, throwing knowing nods to the sweeping foothills and jagged Rockies to the west. A feeling of private parkland resides here, with environmental reserve forests and the nearby Bow River sweeping past. Spectacular landscape architecture and strategic lighting will have you out on the grounds until the last ray of sunshine dips behind the horizon. Retire inside to flickering finishes and natural touches, including an earthy colour palette, anodized bronze windows that change colour based on sunlight direction, and knotty alder kitchen cabinets.

Dream Homes: Fall Colours

By Miguel Santa Maria

  • Westmount, Montréal, QC

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • Westmount, Montréal, QC

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • Westmount, Montréal, QC

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • Westmount, Montréal, QC

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • Westmount, Montréal, QC

    By Miguel Santa Maria

Find Your Inner Regal, Westmount, Montréal

Settle next to the wood burning fireplace set in an 18th-century mantle and watch the leaves fall. As expansive as it is remarkable, this three-storey mansion was given top-of-the line renovations and upgrades in 2010. Inlaid marble floors, french doors that open to a temperate sun room, and coffered ceilings rule the main floor. Upstairs, three bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms call for afternoon naps, while the master’s marble detailing and private deck invite soaks and shoulder-season lounging. A playroom, home gym, home theatre, and wine cellar round out the comforts. Outside, the warm brick exterior is a fantastic complement to dotted gardens and a sweeping yard that begs for a contemporary but classic fire pit enjoyed with a dram of scotch.

Dream Homes: Fall Colours

By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 82 Wychwood Park, Toronto, ON

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 82 Wychwood Park, Toronto, ON

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 82 Wychwood Park, Toronto, ON

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 82 Wychwood Park, Toronto, ON

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 82 Wychwood Park, Toronto, ON

    By Miguel Santa Maria

Entertain in Luxury, Wynchwood Park, Toronto

Romantic stone detailing and established natural gardens offer a Romanesque backdrop to the trees’ turning leaves and crawling ivy at this Toronto hideaway. Grab a throw and relax near the gazebo before ducking inside to take in sweeping views of Lake Ontario. Autumn’s golden rays will dip through the solarium’s stained glass skylight and dance along the walls and ceilings of each room. The elegant touches and historic details of this 1915 estate—including a dramatic staircase and elevator—will impress all of your frequent guests during the upcoming holiday season. Continue entertaining in Wynchwood Park’s common areas, which include tennis courts and an idyllic pond.

Dream Homes: Fall Colours

By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 94079 Range Road 170, Taber, AB

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 94079 Range Road 170, Taber, AB

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 94079 Range Road 170, Taber, AB

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 94079 Range Road 170, Taber, AB

    By Miguel Santa Maria

  • 94079 Range Road 170, Taber, AB

    By Miguel Santa Maria

Autumn Heaven, Valhalla Ranch, Taber

Italian spirit meets painterly Alberta skies at this Taber stunner. The grounds clock in at over 42,000 square-feet (10.5 acres), offering a seemingly endless palette of colour to explore—it’s no wonder the ranch’s name means “heaven”. You can enjoy meticulously landscaped gardens, your own private concord grape vineyard complete with guard tower, a private orchard, three horse corrals, and a tranquil greenhouse. They all deliver an old-world seasonal feel with a 7000-square-foot modern twist. From the unique ceiling inlays to the dramatic staircase at the entrance and faultless tilework underfoot, you know you’ve entered another world of luxury. Warm coppers, stained glass, and rustic touches round out fall’s sensory details at this unmatched property.

Whether you’re looking for simple, shining details while you embrace fall’s freshness or a cozy setting in which to enjoy that prized bottle of pinot noir, these dream homes are sure to enhance autumn’s colour cravings.

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