This traditional four-plus-one bedroom home has been thoughtfully and thoroughly updated with the very latest of modern amenities in concert with high end urban design acumen. Featured on multiple episodes of “City Line”, the outstanding quality and appropriateness of both the interior and exterior renovation work reflects a commitment to value and approach that has resulted in a seamless visual integration of the best of yesterday with the best of today. This is an exceptional home in a truly exceptional neighbourhood.
The recently built (2005) front entranceway is spacious, impressive and practical. It features a quartz floor, halogen lighting, crown moulding, eight foot mahogany door, security system with camera, floor to ceiling custom built coat closets and storage cupboards as well as a built-in storage bench and additional storage cubbies for those small items.
The centre hall has hardwood flooring, wainscoting, crown moulding, decorative pillars framing the foyer, direct access to the two-piece powder room and a hidden storage area under the stairs. Access to the living room is via a set of beveled glass French doors. The living room has a wood burning fireplace with newly customized mantle and marble surround (2004) and is flanked by built-in cabinets with leaded glass windows. There is a hardwood floor, halogen lighting, crown moulding, built-in speakers, sconce lighting above the fireplace and a large bay window area with custom bench seat and built-in storage drawers. The dining room also has beveled glass French doors, as well as hardwood floors, built-in speakers, crown moulding and three east-facing windows.
The large modern kitchen offers “Chef” everything he or she could need, with custom built solid Cherry wood cabinetry, granite countertops, crown moulding, halogen lighting, porcelain tile floors, new custom pantry (2008), porcelain subway tile backsplash, eating counter and an open flow to a large dining area with hardwood floors, crown moulding two west windows and a south facing bay window overlooking the rear garden. There is a full suite of modern high-end appliances including a custom paneled Sub-Zero fridge, Bosch duel fuel range, stainless steel Faber exhaust hood and Bosch custom paneled dishwasher..
Also flowing directly off the kitchen is a sunny and spacious family room. It features hardwood floors, crown moulding, halogen lighting, a gas burning fireplace flanked by two east facing windows, a ceiling fan and another bay window overlooking the rear garden. There is direct access to the rear deck and garden area through a French door with a retractable screen for easy and bug free use. The two-piece main floor powder room was completely rebuilt in 2004. It features hardwood floors, sconce lighting, a Catalano sink and Toto one-piece toilet.
The upper hall has wainscoting and three leaded glass windows. It was remodeled in 2004 with new Oak flooring, wool carpet stair runner, a re-built linen closet and new custom balustrade. The master bedroom is quite spacious and includes a sitting area. It features a vaulted ceiling, California shutters, a large walk-in closet with organizers, four-piece master, hardwood floor, ceiling fan and two south facing windows overlooking the garden. The ensuite has a nine foot custom vanity with two moulded sinks, limestone floor, halogen and sconce lighting, ceramic and glass walk-in shower enclosure, Rain shower head and hand-held body spray, custom Walnut medicine cabinet and two Walnut framed mirrors.
There are three additional bedrooms on this floor all of which have hardwood flooring, crown moulding, new custom radiator covers (2008) and new reach-in closet systems with built-ins (2008). A modern four-piece bathroom with a Cararra marble mosaic tile floor, custom vanity, engineered surface countertop, ceramic tub and shower enclosure, custom medicine cabinet and east facing window completes this upper level family space.
On the lower level there is a very large recreation room with wool Berber carpeting, six above grade windows for maximum natural light and extensive built-in shelving and cupboards for toy storage etc. The spacious home office has an engineered wood floor, halogen lighting, built-in shelving, above grade window and very large walk-in storage closet.
The laundry room is exceptional. Totally renovated and featured on “City Line”, it features custom cabinetry by Olympic kitchens, a drying cabinet, folding counter, halogen lighting, deep stainless steel sink, a Perrin and Rowe vintage-style faucet, decorative mosaic tile floor, bead board backsplash and Bosch front loading washer and dryer. The utility room has an above grade window and offers lots of storage space. There is also a large workroom with two above grade windows, a built-in workbench and a great deal of additional storage space.
The detached, two car, brick garage has two windows, a solid Cedar automatic door with remotes and has been completely re-worked to offer a professional level of practicality and usability. Three walls have been completely faced with a comprehensive organizational system including infinitely adjustable wall storage panels, storage shelves and baskets, and heavy duty steel cabinets. The floor has also been surfaced with industrial grade rubber flooring to ensure a clean, non-slip and stain resistant surface. Your prized “collector car” would feel right at home in this amazing garage.
This property is situated in the best block on one of the finest central core streets in the City of Toronto…a setting people will often wait years to locate to. With an impressive street presence enhanced by extensive professional landscaping, this exceptional property is a true opportunity in this very highly sought after neighbourhood. 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, it is an ideal urban family setting.