ADDRESS : 115 Rochester Avenue
NEIGHBOURHOOD : Bridle Path–Sunnybrook–York Mills
AGENT : Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage Jennifer Stanley and Gordon Nye,
PRICE : $4,295,000
THE PLACE : A custom-built house masterminded by architect Richard Wengle, best known for his contemporary Interiors are by Trinity Bellwoods townhomes. Connie Braemer.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: From coffered ceilings to hand-scraped wood floors, every detail is carefully considered. The home was featured in Canadian House and Home ’s and the large gourmet kitchen appeared in HGTV’s “Trends 2012,” Top 10 episode “Kitchens That Cook!”
BIG SELLING POINT: This home has everything a family could possibly need: good-size bedrooms, large communal living areas and a swimming pool. It’s also located within walking distance of esteemed schools, Sunnybrook Hospital, York U’s Glendon campus and the Rosedale Golf Club.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER : Fitting your existing furniture into this house may be a challenge as the current owners (with the help of ) hand-selected every item specifically to fit in each room. Luckily, you know who to go to if you don’t feel up to the task. Braemer
BY THE NUMBER S:
• $25,519.80 in property taxes
• 6,578 square feet
• 5 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 fireplaces
• 2-car garage
• 1 saltwater swimming pool
120082 ...see? 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_24-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_24.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_24.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_24/ feb12hotwrochester_24 0 0
120081 That’s not a trampoline... 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_23-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_23.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_23.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_23/ feb12hotwrochester_23 0 0
That’s not a trampoline…
120080 Walk out of the basement up to the flagstone patio and saltwater swimming pool 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_22-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_22.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_22.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_22/ feb12hotwrochester_22 0 0
Walk out of the basement up to the flagstone patio and saltwater swimming pool
120079 The office has panelled walls and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the backyard 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_21-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_21.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_21.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_21/ feb12hotwrochester_21 0 0
The office has panelled walls and floor-to-ceiling windows facing the backyard
120078 A dining area in the basement (the kids’ table, perhaps?) 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_20-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_20.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_20.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_20/ feb12hotwrochester_20 0 0
A dining area in the basement (the kids’ table, perhaps?)
120077 A basement rec room with overstuffed couches and a roaring fireplace 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_19-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_19.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_19.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_19/ feb12hotwrochester_19 0 0
A basement rec room with overstuffed couches and a roaring fireplace
120076 It feels like they phoned in bedroom number four 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_18-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_18.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_18.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_18/ feb12hotwrochester_18 0 0
It feels like they phoned in bedroom number four
120075 Bedroom number three is much more girly, with a mix of complementary fabrics 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_17-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_17.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_17.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_17/ feb12hotwrochester_17 0 0
Bedroom number three is much more girly, with a mix of complementary fabrics
120074 One of five bedrooms, this one has an urban, spartan vibe and a chalkboard mural of Beijings's “Bird's Nest” stadium 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_16-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_16.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_16.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_16/ feb12hotwrochester_16 0 0
One of five bedrooms, this one has an urban, spartan vibe and a chalkboard mural of Beijings’s “Bird’s Nest” stadium
120073 A soaker tub for long baths and deep thinking 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_15-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_15.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_15.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_15/ feb12hotwrochester_15 0 0
A soaker tub for long baths and deep thinking
120072 Which is massive and marble. Natch 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_14-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_14.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_14.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_14/ feb12hotwrochester_14 0 0
Which is massive and marble. Natch
120071 The vanity room leads into the master bathroom 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_13-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_13.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_13.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_13/ feb12hotwrochester_13 0 0
The vanity room leads into the master bathroom
120070 There’s no excuse for not putting away your laundry 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_12-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_12.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_12.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_12/ feb12hotwrochester_12 0 0
There’s no excuse for not putting away your laundry
120069 Lights out 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_11-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_11.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_11.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_11/ feb12hotwrochester_11 0 0
120068 The massive master suite includes a dressing room, custom closets, a fireplace and an ensuite bathroom 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_10-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_10.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_10.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_10/ feb12hotwrochester_10 0 0
The massive master suite includes a dressing room, custom closets, a fireplace and an ensuite bathroom
120067 A nook for a computer, without much elbow room 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_9-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_9.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_9.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_9/ feb12hotwrochester_9 0 0
A nook for a computer, without much elbow room
120066 We’re fans of interesting art 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_8-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_8.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_8.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_8/ feb12hotwrochester_8 0 0
We’re fans of interesting art
120065 Gaze out over the pool while chomping your Cheerios 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_7-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_7.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_7.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_7/ feb12hotwrochester_7 0 0
Gaze out over the pool while chomping your Cheerios
120064 An extra sink in the island could be handy 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_6-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_6.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_6.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_6/ feb12hotwrochester_6 0 0
An extra sink in the island could be handy
120063 The stainless steel countertops remind us of a lab, but the grey-stained birch cabinets, limestone floors and marble backsplash are pretty swanky 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_5-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_5.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_5.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_5/ feb12hotwrochester_5 0 0
The stainless steel countertops remind us of a lab, but the grey-stained birch cabinets, limestone floors and marble backsplash are pretty swanky
120062 More coffered ceilings in the living room, along with limed oak panelling and a cool mirrored coffee table 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_4-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_4.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_4.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_4/ feb12hotwrochester_4 0 0
More coffered ceilings in the living room, along with limed oak panelling and a cool mirrored coffee table
120061 The walls in the dining room are faux-finished with an aged Saz-style motif, which features stylized leaves and flowers 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_3-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_3.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_3.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_3/ feb12hotwrochester_3 0 0
The walls in the dining room are faux-finished with an aged Saz-style motif, which features stylized leaves and flowers
120060 The dining room is lit by hammered tin cut-out pendants from Cairo 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_2-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_2.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_2.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_2/ feb12hotwrochester_2 0 0
The dining room is lit by hammered tin cut-out pendants from Cairo
120059 This is the classiest family room we’ve seen in a while, with coffered ceilings, a fireplace clad in hammered ceramic tile and three sets of French doors leading out to the backyard 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_1-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_1.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_1.jpg 624 415  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_1/ feb12hotwrochester_1 0 0
This is the classiest family room we’ve seen in a while, with coffered ceilings, a fireplace clad in hammered ceramic tile and three sets of French doors leading out to the backyard
120083 The Regency-inspired exterior was designed by Richard Wengle Architects. The house’s driveway and two-car garage are both heated. (What, yours aren’t?) 115 Rochester Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_intro-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_intro.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/feb12HOTWRochester_intro.jpg 656 465  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-115-rochester-ave/slide/feb12hotwrochester_intro/ feb12hotwrochester_intro 0 0
The Regency-inspired exterior was designed by Richard Wengle Architects. The house’s driveway and two-car garage are both heated. (What, yours aren’t?)
17 thoughts on “House of the Week: $4.3 million for a stately designer home in Lawrence Park”
How often do you walk to a hospital?
When I get shot in the stomach, I can slowly drag myself to the hospital, leaving a trail of blood on the streets and walls. When I’m standing in the doorway to the ER, a patient will see me and scream and then and only then will I collapse to the floor.
gorgeous I love it
Now this is a home I would buy in heartbeat and move right in!! C’mon Lotto Max!!
Traditional, great light, character and detail, strikes a balance between comfort and style! FANTASTIC!! Job well done!!
A very nice house but about $1.5 million to much.
If I could afford t0 buy this house, I’d also likely have at least 3 cars, so there’s not enough covered parking. Anyone who’s ever driven up Bayview around that neighbourhood would also know the house is sort of in the middle of nowhere.
Not bad, but too close to the neighbours. For that kind of money, I want space.
Hideous “new money” urban McMansion.
Stunning!!!! Every detail!!!
The house is really worth a little more than a 1.5 million, you are pretty much paying to live on the 45×120 ft lot. If it is a 50 ft wide lot the garage would be at ground level.
The area is not my cup of tea and I don’t think it’s worth 4.3M (maybe if they threw in all the decor & furniture). That being said, the home is one of the loveliest featured on house of the week. The decor on the main level is a beautiful blend of contemporary, exotic and traditional elements; clean lines yet very warm and inviting. The only areas I feel fell a little short are the basement rec room and fourth bedroom. A truely lovely home.
stunning.. I love it… seems like the person commenting has changed, makes more sense for a classy house…
This home would have been better shown empty. Its a beautiful property but the decorating is more hit than miss.
Anyone else notice that all high end properties have the same kitchen…
Insane…..like every other house in Toronto, about 3x more than its worth. Since when did Canadians get suckered into the “oh ya, I can throw away waaay more money than you can”! -game. Sad. No wonder we suck at pretty much everything else.
I love love love the hardwood floors. Beautiful home!
6,578 square feet? I don’t buy it. Looks tiny. I’ve seen houses with half the square footage look bigger than this thing. Somebody is fudging the numbers. I also don’t understand why if someone who could afford a 4.3 million dollar home would waste it on a place like this? For a “Toronto” address it is in the middle of no where. You might as well go another 20 minutes out and get yourself a few acres, a bigger house and no neighbours.
If you work there, I’d say at least 5-days a week.
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