All new from the ground up, this magnificent property is superlative in all aspects and is the latest exclusive creation by luxury home builder Merit Homes. Sitting high and proud on one of the most private streets in the unique and sought after urban oasis of Hogg’s Hollow, this stunning home offers absolute top quality, inspired design, a prestige location and true privacy in a home that artfully combines both family living and an impressive formal presence.
The 100% solid stone exterior is constructed of the highest quality Wiarton Ontario granite. The classic roof is of top quality cedar shake cleanly and elegantly delineated by solid copper flashing, eves troughs and downspouts. All the exterior walk ups and pathways are constructed of flagstone including the remarkable 23ft by 30ft covered rear patio impressively flanked by 15ft solid granite pillars and connecting archways. If there ever was the perfect urban spot to sit outside and enjoy a beautiful day (or a stormy night for that matter)…this is it! The Magnificent interior offers some of the finest design, materials and craftsmanship to be found anywhere. From the deep and rich crown mouldings to the highest grade quarter-sawn Oak floors to the beautiful wall paneling and the flowing elegant custom Oak stairway…everything has been realized with an eye to the very best. Appliances and fixtures are all the finest brand names including Wolf, Sub Zero, Perron&Rowan, Franke and Miele. The centerpiece of this impressive home is the grand foyer with its two story atrium. Modeled after the Thomas Jefferson designed Library of Congress in Washington, this magnificent open space is contained half way up by a wainscoted circular hallway with a custom Oak banister girdling the atrium itself. It is capped by an exceptional eleven foot wide, patterned glass dome, backlite by natural sunlight from a hidden skylight. Its an impressive architectural statement in a truly exceptional home. In keeping with the approach taken in all other areas of construction, this unique property also incorporates the very latest in home based technology. Zoned lighting controls are prevalent throughout the house enabling extended lighting control to be implemented from single locations and allowing for a “one touch” activation/deactivation of the entire property from key areas such as the master bedroom and front foyer. Similarly there is programmable, multi zoned audio throughout the home for maximum flexibility and enjoyment. There is also pre-wiring for all aspects of the “home theatre” environment in selected areas including pre-installed surround sound speakers and allowances for projection based video display.
History... Hogg’s Hollow was originally created in 1856 as a pastoral neighbourhood for the gentry of the day and is named after James Hogg, a highly successful mill operator and distillery owner originally from Scotland. Today it remains a true enclave…a rural pocket of towering trees, the meandering Don River and generous amounts of parkland featuring large lots and an informal streetscape that imbues the neighbourhood with a truly unique character and a strong sense of community. Brilliantly located just off Yonge St., #8 York Valley Road presents you with all that Hogg’s Hollow has to offer while placing some of the very best of the city’s urban amenities at your doorstep. There are private clubs…The Granite Club, The Cricket Club, The Rosedale Golf Club etc and private schools…Toronto French School, Bayview Glen, Crescent School etc as well as great restaurants, access to public transit, sports venues, great shopping and a myriad of specialty shops to service almost any need…all this in a property that’s a mere 25 minutes from the downtown core or 25 minutes from the airport. It is spectacular, it is prestigious, it is neighbourhood, it is family…it is everything you could want.