Set well back from a streetscape of mature pine trees, and nestled securely behind the enclosing portico is a serene, south facing and very sunny front courtyard leading to the main entrance. Everywhere in this property great use has been made of large window areas to maximize natural light and impart a wonderful sense of openness and spaciousness. The main foyer is no exception to this having a wide, open-concept layout with hardwood floors, vaulted ceiling, two clothes closets and a virtual wall of south-facing windows effectively minimizing the boundary between outside and inside.
The central living room is spacious, airy and bright and features hardwood floors, a vaulted ceiling, and directly overlooks the extraordinary rear garden and pool area. There is direct access to the garden area via a set of French Doors set into a wall of floor-to-ceiling glass that runs continuously along the entire length of the living room, family room and dining room. All these wonderful windows provide for the entrance of copious amounts of natural light and give rise to a fantastic visual merging of home and garden…to great effect.
To the west of the living room is the sunken family room. It is fully carpeted and has a large, gas-burning fireplace, two skylights, halogen lighting and a vaulted ceiling. This room also enjoys the same wonderful window structure as the living room with floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the rear patio and pool area, making it another bright and inviting space.
The large formal dining room seats twelve spaciously and features hardwood flooring, a vaulted ceiling and again shares the same fantastic floor-to-ceiling window view overlooking the rear grounds. There is open access between the living, dining and family rooms along the rear-facing wall of windows, thus affording easy access to outside from all three rooms.
The modern and very spacious kitchen offers halogen lighting, a skylight, granite countertops with valance lighting, custom cabinetry, a ceramic floor, huge amounts of cupboard space and a full suite of modern appliances. On the south side there are sliding glass doors leading to the front courtyard. Off the rear of the kitchen is a breakfast room with ceramic floor, halogen lighting, a TV area with granite countertop and cupboards, a built-in wine rack and direct access to the rear deck through a set of sliding glass doors…the perfect spot for a little alfresco dining.
There is also a main floor office area adjoining the breakfast room which has a ceramic floor, a built-in desk and a window overlooking the rear garden. Off the front foyer is a two-piece powder room with a ceramic floor, halogen lighting and a custom vanity with marble countertop and under mount sink.
The master bedroom is fully carpeted and features a six piece ensuite, a ceiling fan, valance lighting, built-in shelving, a very large dressing room with built-ins, and a large window overlooking the front courtyard to the east. Along the west wall of the master are floor to ceiling windows with California shutters and direct access to your own private courtyard with high walls and small garden…a marvelous personal space.
The six-piece master ensuite has a ceramic floor, custom vanity with two under mount sinks, custom cut mirror, marble countertop, halogen lighting, and ceramic wall tiles. There is a walk-in glass and ceramic shower enclosure, a raised two person Jacuzzi tub, large custom mirrors and a south facing floor to ceiling wall overlooking the private, master bedroom patio.
Bedroom number two is fully carpeted and has a wide closet with built-ins, valance lighting and floor-to-ceiling windows with custom California shutters. The third bedroom is also carpeted and has a walk-in closet, valance lighting and a floor to ceiling window overlooking the rear patio and pool. There is a four-piece bathroom with ceramic floor, ceramic wall tiles, a skylight and halogen lighting.
On the east side of the home is another bedroom with a four-piece ensuite that would make an ideal nanny suite as it is immediately adjacent to a separate rear entrance and just a few steps from the kitchen area. The bedroom is carpeted and has a skylight as well as a floor to ceiling window overlooking the front courtyard. The ensuite has a ceramic floor, ceramic wall tiles and a skylight.
On the lower level there is a cold room, a recreation room with new carpeting and two large double closets and a fifth bedroom with two large double closets and new carpeting. This fifth bedroom would also make an ideal exercise room or media center. There is also a storage/utility area with a large storage closet, a cedar closet, a pool shower and a cedar-lined wine cellar with temperature control unit.
The laundry room has a folding counter, sink, storage shelves, cupboards and a vinyl floor. The furnace room has a workbench, shelving and plenty of storage space with a crawl space leading off the west side.
There is a large pool house/cabana at the rear of the property to provide for all the recreational amenities and services required and a spacious three car garage of steel beam and cinder block construction with concrete floor, two automatic garage doors with remotes, and generous storage capabilities. There is parking for an additional six to ten vehicles in the driveway.
181 The Bridle Path is a very special property on an exceptional street in the heart of one on the best cities in North America. It offers a unique opportunity to become resident in a prestige area that is second to none and that offers a wonderful urban family lifestyle in a country like setting. A truly remarkable home!
Three car garage.
Two automatic doors with remotes
Additional parking for 8 to 10 cars
Electrical: 200 Amp service with circuit breakers
Two forced air gas furnaces with electrostatic air cleaners
Central air conditioning
Two gas fired hot water tanks
Security System: Monitoring extra
Lot Size: 124.73ft x 135.04f (Irregular)
Inclusions: Kitchen Aid Fridge, GE “Profile” gas cook top, two GE “Profile” ovens, ASKO dishwasher, all window coverings, all electric light fixtures except as indicated below, all pool equipment, security system (monitoring extra), garage door remotes.