This handsome five bedroom centre hall residence is ideally located on stately Cortleigh Boulevard, a beautiful tree-lined Toronto street in one of the city’s most sought after upscale neighbourhoods. It offers an excellent street presence and features numerous upgrades and enhancements that give rise to an elegant and spacious urban family home.
A flagstone front walkway takes you to the bright front entrance and foyer with its marble flooring, beveled leaded glass sidelights, coat closet and halogen lighting. This welcoming space blends seamlessly into an elegant library area that also has halogen lighting and a marble floor as well as beautiful wainscoting and custom built solid Oak bookshelves …a gracious addition to this beautiful home. The spacious living room features halogen lighting, crown moulding, hardwood flooring, a wood burning fireplace with limestone hearth, large south facing windows with California shutters, custom mantelpiece and sliding glass doors leading to the rear deck and garden. The formal dining room is also large and has hardwood floors, wainscoting, crown moulding, sconce lights, a decorative ceiling medallion, halogen lighting, a recessed alcove with east facing accent windows, beveled glass French doors and large south facing windows with California shutters. The thoroughly modern kitchen is bright and open and encompasses both a breakfast area and servery. It offers hardwood floors, two skylights, custom cabinetry throughout, granite countertops, double under mount sink, halogen lighting, tumbled marble backsplash, counter seating, an appliance cubby, satellite hookup (TV included), very generous window areas overlooking the rear garden and a sliding glass door walkout to the rear deck area. All this is complimented by a full set of modern stainless steel appliances including a Dacor electric oven, Dacor gas cook top, a two door LG fridge, Bosch dishwasher, and GE “Profile” microwave…a perfect cook’s kitchen and a comfortable family gathering spot. The second floor hall has hardwood flooring, south facing casement windows, halogen lighting, crown moulding a double linen closet and a laundry chute. The roomy master bedroom offers a three piece ensuite, hardwood flooring, ceiling fan, crown moulding, halogen lighting, a walk-in closet with organizers and two south facing windows with California shutters. The ensuite features a marble floor, marble countertop, halogen lighting, a window with California shutters, low profile radiator, a full sized vanity, twin heat lamps, Kohler toilet and a glass and marble step-in shower enclosure. Bedroom number two has hardwood flooring, crown moulding, a ceiling fan, a good closet, an east facing window and a second window overlooking the garden. The third bedroom also has hardwood floors, crown moulding and a ceiling fan as well as two south facing windows with California shutters, wall moulding a good closet and a decorative east facing window. A four piece bathroom featuring a limestone floor, large custom vanity with limestone countertop, halogen lighting, Whirlpool circulating tub with limestone surround, soft top Toto toilet, large medicine cabinet, and a window with California shutters completes this second floor family area. The third floor hall has hardwood flooring, an alcove/study/computer area plus an east facing window. It affords direct access to a cedar closet, a large storage closet and two additional bedrooms and a bathroom. Bedroom #4 has hardwood floors, a vaulted ceiling, two skylights, a ceiling fan, clothes closet and window overlooking the rear garden. The fifth bedroom has a hardwood floor, vaulted ceiling, clothes closet and west facing window. There is also a three piece bathroom with marble/granite mosaic floor, a skylight, pedestal sink, mirror fronted medicine cabinet, Toto toilet, and a modern free-standing soaker tub with chrome feet. The lower level of this beautiful home has a separate side entrance with a ceramic floor, utility closet and halogen lighting. The spacious family room has a porcelain tile floor, oversized Dimplex electric fireplace with granite hearth and custom mantle, halogen lighting and two above grade windows with custom shutters. The three piece bathroom features a porcelain tile floor, glass and porcelain tile step-in shower enclosure, vintage pedestal sink, heat lamp, halogen lighting, medicine cabinet and Toto toilet. Directly off the bathroom is a full sized cedar-lined sauna with external thermostat, a cedar bench and electric stone heater. There is also a fantastic 700 bottle capacity wine cellar that is both insulated and moisture proof. It features full environmental control, halogen lighting, custom Oak entrance way with lockable door and sidelight windows, a porcelain tile floor and a built-in chiller. The remarkable laundry room is large and bright and features custom built-in cabinetry, Caesar stone counter top, stainless steel sink, porcelain tile floor, a laundry chute, generous amounts of cupboard space and shelving, three above grade windows and a separate storage area with plenty of space for sports equipment or whatever the family storage needs may require. There is also a large utility room offering plenty of additional storage space, included shelving racks and a double above grade window. As well there is a further good sized storage area under the stairs for anything that has not yet found a home. This marvelous traditional home has been meticulously maintained and thoughtfully upgraded with an eye to both quality and practicality. Brilliantly located in a highly prized “Old Toronto” neighbourhood, it affords ideal proximity to superior schools, parks, playgrounds, private clubs, gourmet shops and fine dining. Only 20 minutes from the city's downtown core and one half hour from the airport, this location presents a superb urban family setting.