N estled in an affluent and prestigious area of Toronto, the character of this Bridlepath Sunnybrook neighbourhood is exemplified by its slower-paced, tranquil environment with gently rolling hills, lush topography and winding roads. Greenery is especially present in this area as there are approximately 10 green spaces nearby for residents to explore including Rosedale Golf Club, Granite Club, Wilket Creek Park and Sunnybrook Park. Furthermore, residents will find that the tree canopy coverage is excellent.
This exclusive Toronto neighbourhood offers property owners the choice between different avenues of transportation with easy access to public transit and highways. If one chooses to keep the car at home, pedestrians can easily carry out their daily needs on foot. Surrounded by trendy restaurants and fashionable designer shops, all the cosmopolitan amenities are steps away.
Surrounded by both primary and secondary schools which are all within walking distance, parents can choose between top rated private and public schools which include Toronto French School, Crescent, Crestwood, Bedford Park and Blythwood.
This breathtaking, 12,000 square foot, two-storey brick home has 5 bedrooms, 7 bathrooms and features a 3 car garage with private driveway that accommodates at least 10 vehicles. A contemporary design with luxurious finishes, this extravagant mansion offers the most discriminating home owner the opportunity to experience the best that life has to offer.
Fall in love with the privacy of the backyard as you take a dip in the heated in-ground salt water pool. Why not take a stroll in the ravine as you listen to the birds and embrace mother nature or just relax and enjoy a drink as you sit on the terrace or patio surrounded by the canopy of century old trees. This is tranquility at its best. In the winter months, skate around on your very own ice rink built for a former Toronto Maple Leafs player and his sons. No need to drive to a hockey arena, it’s in the backyard!
With an impressive vaulted ceiling, the grand entrance of the foyer features a creamy marble tile floor that sets the contemporary tone of the interior design. Take a moment and enjoy the spacious interior, clean and crisp, illuminated by the natural sunlight that enhances the space.
Leaded glass French doors lead you into a world of sophistication which includes built-in bookcases with a rolling ladder and rail system. Dare to dream as you escape through the secret passage way from the hidden door bookshelves. Classical wainscoting, imported marble and a wood mantel gas fireplace give this room a regal elegance that’s sure to inspire.
LIVING ROOM & DINING ROOM
Architectural details like crown moulding and wood trim add a touch of elegance to these spacious rooms. Rich and warm hardwood floors are offset by the crisp and cool wall colours. During the day, large picture windows allow natural light to penetrate through while at night, a double-sided gas fireplace with remote control adds additional warmth to the already inviting space.
Prepare to fall in love as you overlook the spectacular ravine from your dream kitchen. Modern white cabinetry with warm hardwood floors and stainless steel appliances bring all the elements together in perfect harmony. A marble centre island with sink and bar stools provide an ideal setting for entertaining or just time with the family. The eat-in area is enhanced by the ravine view and the warmth of the gas fireplace takes the bite out of those cold winter months. Step out to the terrace with dinner guests and enjoy a summer BBQ, then follow the stone staircase to a private oasis.
The elaborate floor to ceiling windows are showcased by the family room’s vaulted ceiling. Warm and opulent hardwood floors are balanced by the double-sided gas fireplace encased in a rich wood frame. A lavish built-in entertainment unit houses the flat screen television and provides shelving for any extras. Step onto the slate terrace from the family room’s sliding doors and enjoy the breathtaking view overlooking the magnificent treed garden.
Custom leaded French doors lead you to the children’s playroom with infinite hardwood floors. Sliding doors open to a sun filled terrace that overlooks the lush ravine setting. A floor to ceiling slate mantle surrounds the double sided gas fireplace for a cozy feel in the winter months. This room is definitely a hit with children with its hidden secret passage to the library.
Encompassing the entire East wing of the 2nd floor is the master bedroom. Pamper yourself in the luxurious 7 piece bathroom featuring a soaker tub, his and hers sinks, and a separate glass shower enclosure with rain shower head and bench seat. Heated bathroom floors and a private toilet room are just some of the must have features. Escape to the sitting area enhanced by the gas fireplace. Curl up with a good book and enjoy the serenity and natural beauty of the lush green foliage outside the window. Offering his and hers walk-in closets with custom cabinetry, drawers and shelving, this room is ideal for the most meticulous person.
The remaining well appointed 4 bedrooms all have ensuite bathrooms with heated floors. Included are walk-in closets with custom shelving, pristine hardwood floors, pot lights, and large windows that either overlook the picturesque ravine or the tree lined streetscape. Two of the West wing rooms have balconies that face the front garden.
GUEST ROOM / NANNY SUITE
The guest room/nanny suite was originally a workout room recently converted and is completely separate from the rest of the living space of the West wing. Just outside the suite is an elevator with access to the rest of the home and a separate entrance. Luxurious accommodations with a 7-piece ensuite bathroom with heated floors, double sink, double shower and two rain shower heads are just some of the custom features. Walk out directly to the double driveway and 3 car garage. The lower level also offers plenty of living space, all above ground with walkouts to the spectacular backyard.
The recreation room is an ideal location to entertain guests. Walk out to the patio and take a dip in the heated pool. Keep warm on those chilly winter nights with a gas fireplace. The privacy that this setting offers is priceless.
The indoor hockey room was originally designed to be a home theatre room but was recently converted. Kids will instantly fall in love once they step foot and never want to leave.
This resort like setting offers the homeowner an oasis in their very own backyard. In the winter, the avid skater/hockey player will be in their element with the one-of-a-kind custom built skating rink. The current owner, and former Toronto Maple Leaf player, had this rink built for his sons which is equipped with a cooling system and ice rink boards. If hockey isn’t your sport, the rink can be converted to a tennis court or a basketball court - the options are endless. The ravine backyard has something for everyone; explore at your leisure.PAULA CARRASCALAO & SAM VALENTINI Brokers, Remax International Fine Homes & Luxury Properties Offices Worldwide canadabestagents.ca 416-706-4075
Jason Stacey is the Managing Editor for Luxury Listed and forever on the lookout for a story worth reading.