The covered front veranda guides you to a large foyer that quickly makes clear that you are entering a home of substance and quality. The 20 ft. run of marble floor is beautifully complimented by floor to ceiling wall paneling, halogen lighting, solid Oak front door, crown moulding, a custom Oak staircase suffused with natural ambient light, custom moulded archways, a double wide coat closet, two-piece powder room and a long view right through to the rear garden…a brilliant first impression. Flowing naturally off the foyer is the living room which features quarter-sawn Oak flooring, a hipped ceiling with double deep crown moulding, halogen lighting, a south facing bay window and a top end “Legacy” gas fireplace with custom Limestone mantle and surround. The formal dining room has a fantastic quarter-sawn Oak floor in a Herring Bone pattern with Walnut accent inlays…beautiful! Combined with floor to ceiling wall paneling, halogen lighting, crown moulding, a large east facing transom window, a second south facing window and a decorative ceiling medallion, one has a most gracious room eminently suited for a fine meal. The kitchen is spectacular and purposefully designed as a people friendly space supportive of daily family activity. Spacious, wide and open to the family room, it features quarter-sawn Oak floors, custom Maple cabinetry, Calcutta marble countertops, halogen lighting, two sinks, crown moulding, an elegant seven foot Marble topped island with eating area and your choice of high-end range, fridge , dishwasher, second oven, wine cooler and microwave oven. From both the kitchen and family room there is direct French Door access to a marvelous 20 x 12ft covered rear verandah that is perfect for regular alfresco dining, storm watching or just plain relaxing in the very private back garden. The family room shares the same contiguous run of quarter-sawn Oak flooring and has a beamed ceiling, gas fireplace, halogen lighting, large window overlooking the rear garden and a custom made media presentation centre that is pre-wired for HDTV and has built-in shelving. Together the kitchen and family room provide a fully integrated area over 34 feet long combining all the elements of active family living…a truly great space! The main floor library is a thoughtful blending of custom built original woodwork with a fresh overlay of today’s amenities and craftsmanship. There is a decorative cast-iron fireplace with solid Oak mantle flanked by leaded glass bookshelves, three quarter height Oak wall paneling, a beamed Oak ceiling and an eleven foot long run of solid Oak and glass-fronted bookshelves with built-in desk. These unique period-built features are perfectly complimented by a new quarter-sawn Oak floor and new south and west facing windows. This ground level also has a two-piece powder room that features a Limestone and Granite mosaic tile floor, halogen lighting, custom Maple vanity with vessel sink, crown moulding, custom vanity with Granite countertop, west facing window and large stone-framed mirror. The new solid Oak staircase is wide and bright and features floor to ceiling wall paneling as well as a marvelous custom crafted leaded glass window with cut-glass inlays on the first landing. The upper hall has quarter-sawn Oak floors, halogen lighting, crown moulding, wainscoting, a linen closet and a laundry area concealed behind a closet door that is plumbed and wired for your choice of full size stacked washer and dryer. The master bedroom has a ceiling height of nine foot two inches and features two large walk-in closets with full built-ins. There is also quarter sawn Oak flooring, halogen lighting, crown moulding, pre-wiring for HDTV, a five-piece ensuite and a large window overlooking the back garden. In the luxury ensuite there is a lava rock soaker tub with a beautiful vintage style faucet and hand held spray unit that blends perfectly with the glass wall tiles and beautiful heated marble floor. Other features are two custom Maple vanities with Calcutta marble countertops and sconce lighting, crown moulding, halogen overhead lighting, a skylight, separate toilet room and large window. The marvelous shower is lined with Calcutta marble and features luxury Moen fixtures and four Kohler “Watertile” ceiling mounted showerheads as well as four additional side mounted Kohler “Watertile” spray units. There are three additional bedrooms on this level all of which have quarter-sawn Oak floors, large double closets with built-ins, crown moulding and two windows. Bedroom #2 and bedroom #3 share a four-piece semi-ensuite that features a heated granite floor, custom vanity with two under mount sinks, sconce lighting, granite countertop and a glass and granite walk-in shower with a Rain shower head and hand held body spray unit. A second four-piece bathroom with a heated marble floor, custom vanity with Caeserstone countertop, under mount sink, glass and ceramic tub enclosure with wood paneled front, halogen lighting and a west facing window, completes this second floor. The third floor is another great living space in this beautiful home. Whether it’s a teenager’s dream bedroom or a studio oasis, it will be a welcome and well used area. It features a quarter-sawn Oak floor, vaulted ceiling, east window with built-in window seat, built-in shelving, a double closet and is pre-wired for HDTV. The hallway also has quarter-sawn Oak flooring and leads to a desk area, large storage closet with built-ins and a three-piece ensuite bathroom with a heated Marble floor, ceramic and glass shower enclosure, custom vanity with Marble countertop and a rear facing window. The lower level has in-floor radiant heating throughout and offers everything that’s needed to complete this modern urban home. Readily accessible from the separate side entrance, the lower hall has a Limestone floor, a storage closet, halogen lighting, large walk-in storage area, access to a heated crawl space for even more storage and a kids change area that features beautiful solid Maple built-ins with lots of room for coats and all those mitts, hats and gloves etc. The large recreation room is ideally suited to home theatre and is pre-wired for HDTV. It has top quality wool carpeting, halogen lighting and two above grade windows. The wine cellar has a limestone floor (not heated), a custom crafted Oak door, halogen lighting and is pre-wired for a wall-mounted environmental control unit. There is a two-piece bathroom with a limestone floor, custom vanity with Caesarstone countertop, and an above grade window. The nanny suite is ideal. There is a wool carpeted bedroom with a double closet, an above grade window and a four-piece ensuite. The ensuite offers a porcelain tile floor, a custom vanity with Marble countertop and under mount sink, halogen lighting, ceramic tub and shower enclosure and an above grade window. The laundry room has a limestone floor, halogen lighting, glass tile backsplash, your choice of high-end washer and dryer, an above grade window, upper and lower cupboards stainless steel sink and a folding counter. The utility room has a porcelain tile floor, an above grade window, has plenty of storage space and offers easy access to mechanical components. With an impressive traditional street presence and masterfully rebuilt interior, 72 Alexandra Boulevard is a marvellous property that is brilliantly located on one of the finest central core streets in the entire City of Toronto…a street people often wait years to locate to. It affords ideal proximity to superior schools, parks, playgrounds, private clubs, gourmet shops and fine dining…and is a short walk from Toronto’s excellent transportation system. Only 20 minutes from the city’s downtown core and 20 minutes from the airport, 72 Alexandra Boulevard presents a prestige urban family setting.