Manhattan-style mansion in midtown Toronto – Custom, 6,600 sq. ft. home listed for $2.4 million
Glen Park, Toronto
Location: 601 Glengrove Ave.,
Dufferin St. and Glengrove Ave.
Asking price: $2,399,888
Size: over 5,000 sq. ft., plus a finished lower level
Lot: 44-by-134-foot, built-in two-car garage, private drive
Taxes: $3,810 (2014)
Bedrooms: 6 plus 1
With about 6,600 square feet of total living space, this custom-built, two-storey home located just south of Toronto’s Lawrence Heights neighbourhood is described as a Manhattan-style mansion with Parisian overtones, according to listing agent Zorica Lukovic.
“This impressive residence boasts the craftsmanship and the attention to detail that would be expected in a $5-million- to $7-million-dollar home.
“Exterior highlights include stone-and-brick, solid carved-limestone surrounds that highlight the quality windows and doors. The front steps are hand-cut solid granite. The limestone covered porch vestibule is lighted by a brushed-bronze fixture. The front mahogany entrance door has the design motif that is throughout the interior of the home,” says Lukovic.
“The exterior front and back yard can be monitored from the 55-inch monitoring screen in the main room, and surveillance can be controlled from any of the multiple exterior day- and night-vision cameras.
“As well, the property has been professionally landscaped, featuring interlocking brick pathways, custom-fencing and an exterior festive dance floor or sitting area made of 2-1/2-inch slab stone imported from a castle in Manhattan, New York,” Lukovic continues. “The extensive, custom back yard cedar deck overlooking the span of the property is thoughtfully appointed with external gas connections for exterior appliances, such as barbecues.”
The detached home is located a short drive to Yorkdale Shopping Centre, with easy access to Hwy. 401 and Allen Rd. It is about a half block from a park, and walking distance to schools. Steps from Dufferin St., it is very close to restaurants, cafes, shops and businesses and a supermarket.
Natural light floods the foyer from an above-door transom window and windows on each side of the front door. As well, the foyer features a marble floor, high ceilings and crown moulding.
The adjacent office has a double-door entrance, a hardwood floor, a 14-foot ceiling, panelled walls and a double French door walkout to a Juliette balcony, with a large fan transom window above.
Up a few steps from the foyer is the spacious living room. It overlooks the foyer and features a wrought-iron railing, a hardwood floor, pot lights, crown moulding, a fireplace with a flush marble surround, and two side-by-side double French doors and a large Juliet balcony.
The combined dining room has a hardwood floor, crown moulding and pot lights.
Custom-designed, the enormous chef’s kitchen and breakfast room has many features of note such as white Shaker-style cabinetry, thick granite countertops, a centre island with a built-in, retractable vacuum hose, top-of-the-line stainless steel appliances — including a six-burner range with two ovens, two fridges and two dishwashers, all hidden behind panels matching the cabinetry.
The kitchen also boasts a backsplash that is a collage of varying sized hand-cut stones illuminated by LED lighting. There are also pot lights, a chandelier and a double French door walkout with large floor-to-ceiling windows bordering both sides.
Between the dining room and the kitchen there is a butler’s pantry with a stainless steel refrigerator, built-in dishwasher, stainless steel wine cooler, preparation sink, shelving and cabinetry.
The great room is entered through the kitchen and boasts a hardwood floor, wall sconces, a fireplace, pot lights and a large picture window. There is a main floor powder room.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has ample space and highlights include a double entry door, pot lights, a hardwood floor, a partial coffered ceiling, a sitting area with a fireplace and large walk-in closet. The six-piece ensuite features a huge glass-enclosed shower with a sitting bench, marble counters, Carrera marble floors, custom-made walnut columns, a double sink and an extra-large, free-standing tub with a picture window above.
Up a few steps, there are five more bedrooms. Two of them feature walk-in closets. With two more bathrooms on this level, all secondary bedrooms have semi-ensuite access to either a three-piece or a four-piece bathroom. There is also a second-floor laundry room.
On the finished lower level is a large family room and sitting area with high ceilings, built-in cabinetry and a limestone-wrapped fireplace with a walnut mantle and an 11-foot home theatre screen.
The lower level has also a double garden door walkout, and is grade level with the backyard so it doesn’t feel like a basement. As well, there is a nanny’s suite with a four-piece bathroom, a kitchen with granite counter tops and a bedroom with an above-grade window.
There is also a mud room with a sink and cabinetry, with access to the garage. The lower level has another laundry room, and the home features two furnaces and two air conditioners.
To view this property contact listing agents Zorica Lukovic and Maja Lukovic, Sutton Group Realty Systems Inc., Brokerage, 416-762-4200 or 416-827-5651;www.SuttonRealty.com .
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