Gracefully blending the very best of classic integrity with state of the art modern convenience and luxury, this elegant home is ideally sited on a cobblestone tree-lined street facing Riverdale park, on one of the best blocks in prime Cabbagetown. An historically significant façade beckons back to the glory days of the 19th. Century and immediately charms passers-by with its handsome brickwork and distinctive bay window.
This residence has been lovingly transformed with an innate understanding of period architecture delivering a premium experience crafted on a scale and magnitude that will leave you speechless with its stunning interior design. Grand beyond compare, this extraordinary 1887 Victorian dazzles with impeccably restored detail and of-the-moment style; every element painstakingly planned, every aspect beautifully considered.
An entry vestibule greets you and leads to the gallery where a re-built staircase and exquisite antique millwork await. An ideal spot for a prized art collection, all atop a striking 7.5” wide-plank maple floor.
The formal living and dining rooms with beautiful exposed brick and decorative plaster ceiling medallions are illuminated by Swarovski crystal chandeliers and hallmarked by two matching gas fireplaces to gather around for conversation, and relaxed downtime. A convenient main floor powder room is decorated with Restoration Hardware fittings and wall sconces.
The custom crafted chef’s kitchen will delight entertainers with its bold hues resplendent with crisp Caesarstone countertops, and a suite of high-end stainless steel appliances. Beyond the intimate sitting room, French doors graciously open to the perfect south-facing deck for al fresco cocktails, dinner parties and easy indoor/outdoor living; a beloved feature of the home.
The elegant primary king-size bedroom with beautiful views over the park features large windows and ample closet space. The ultra-luxe ensuite bath is adorned with marble tiled floors, floating double vanity, generously oversized glass-enclosed double rain shower, and a deep-soaking tub beneath a sparkling chandelier. Down the hall are two more bedrooms and another tasteful full bathroom.
The completely finished lower level, with its own entrance, has been designed with multiple uses in mind from housing out-of-town guests, a live-in nanny or for income potential with a full bathroom and kitchenette, and the home’s 4thbedroom. This area could transform into a work-from-home office, play rec room or gym; let your imagination guide you, as there is no shortage of space.
The historical experience of Cabbagetown is expressed through its streetscape; the eclectic variety of styles and award-winning gardens give the sense of a small, well-kept town worlds away yet located just blocks from downtown. This area, unique in the density of original buildings and the general quality of restoration, presents a rare view of a past era that acts perfectly as a backdrop in today’s modern world. This home is mere moments away from an array of restaurants, cafes and shopping along with every other convenience. Cultural highlights include the famed Riverdale Farm, Seasonal Farmers & Arts Markets, Allan Gardens Conservatory and the Lower Don River Trail.
Traditional layouts are repurposed for a contemporary lifestyle with tasteful modern fixtures, fittings, and wallcoverings which bridge the gap between old and new. Combining historic pedigree, no expense spared engineering, and luxury finishes throughout, this trophy residence unfolds with perfection, passion, and poise and stands just inches from Riverdale Park – your forever view and playground.