House of the Week: $1.7 million for an Arts and Crafts home with a first-rate reno in Rosedale
ADDRESS: 16 Inglewood Drive
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Rosedale–Moore Park
AGENT: Chestnut Park Real Estate Kara Reed,
THE PLACE: of Alan Tregebov AJT Architects overhauled this large house, which was originally built in an Arts and Crafts style. Tregebov usually works on corporate projects, but the persistent homeowners persuaded him to take on this residential challenge.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Unlike many house flips, this was an extremely well-thought-out renovation that used stone, wood, glass and steel to bring a contemporary aesthetic to a heritage building. So good, in fact, that it earned a in feature spot Style at Home magazine’s interior renovation section.
BIG SELLING POINT: Forget a master bedroom—this master suite is a luxury retreat that takes up the entire third floor and includes a large dressing room, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with heated floors and a spa-like bathtub.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The backyard doesn’t offer much other than a rigidly rectangular patch of the grass. Still, it backs on to a cemetery, so you probably won’t get any noise complaints from neighbours.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $9,197.98 in property taxes (2011)
• 2,500 square feet of space
• 1,000+ bottle wine cellar
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 storeys
• 2 wood-burning fireplaces
• 1 feature story in a national magazine
129644 The very geometric backyard backs onto Mount Pleasant cemetery 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_24-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_24.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_24.jpg 624 425  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_24/ apr12hotwinglewood_24 0 0
The very geometric backyard backs onto Mount Pleasant cemetery
129645 A large wooden addition to the rear, along with a slat-wood deck with glass panels 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_23-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_23.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_23.jpg 624 351  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_23/ apr12hotwinglewood_23 0 0
A large wooden addition to the rear, along with a slat-wood deck with glass panels
129647 The workshop in the basement has plenty of storage and access to the backyard 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_21-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_21.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_21.jpg 624 351  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_21/ apr12hotwinglewood_21 0 0
The workshop in the basement has plenty of storage and access to the backyard
129648 A climate-controlled wine cellar on the lower level has room for more than 1,000 bottles 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_20-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_20.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_20.jpg 624 351  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_20/ apr12hotwinglewood_20 0 0
A climate-controlled wine cellar on the lower level has room for more than 1,000 bottles
129650 A tiny third bedroom has sliding pocket doors, an original Arts and Crafts feature 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_18-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_18.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_18.jpg 624 425  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_18/ apr12hotwinglewood_18 0 0
A tiny third bedroom has sliding pocket doors, an original Arts and Crafts feature
129649 The second bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom, with heated floors, floating wood cabinets and a wall-mounted television 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_19-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_19.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_19.jpg 624 425  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_19/ apr12hotwinglewood_19 0 0
The second bedroom also has an ensuite bathroom, with heated floors, floating wood cabinets and a wall-mounted television
129651 A second bedroom has an adjoining sitting area 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_17-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_17.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_17.jpg 624 425  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_17/ apr12hotwinglewood_17 0 0
A second bedroom has an adjoining sitting area
129652 Master ensuite, third floor 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_15-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_15.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_15.jpg 624 351  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_15/ apr12hotwinglewood_15 0 0
Master ensuite, third floor
129654 The master ensuite is luxurious, with heated floors, honed travertine tiles, a glass shower with a rainfall showerhead, an air-jet tub and floating pear wood cabinets 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_14-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_14.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_14.jpg 624 351  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_14/ apr12hotwinglewood_14 0 0
The master ensuite is luxurious, with heated floors, honed travertine tiles, a glass shower with a rainfall showerhead, an air-jet tub and floating pear wood cabinets
129655 The master suite occupies the entire third floor and has two sets of French doors with Juliet balconies, a large dressing room and walk-in closet, and this Missoni-inspired rug 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_13-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_13.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_13.jpg 624 425  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_13/ apr12hotwinglewood_13 0 0
The master suite occupies the entire third floor and has two sets of French doors with Juliet balconies, a large dressing room and walk-in closet, and this Missoni-inspired rug
129657 The den has its original fireplace and leaded cabinets, as well as two sets of French doors opening onto Juliet balconies 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_11-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_11.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_11.jpg 624 425  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_11/ apr12hotwinglewood_11 0 0
The den has its original fireplace and leaded cabinets, as well as two sets of French doors opening onto Juliet balconies
129656 On the second floor, a den that backs onto an office with a built-in wall unit 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_12-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_12.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_12.jpg 624 425  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_12/ apr12hotwinglewood_12 0 0
On the second floor, a den that backs onto an office with a built-in wall unit
129658 The kitchen has custom lacquer cabinets in an eye-catching cobalt blue, Italian glass tile backsplash and stainless-steel countertops and appliances 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_10-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_10.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_10.jpg 624 351  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_10/ apr12hotwinglewood_10 0 0
The kitchen has custom lacquer cabinets in an eye-catching cobalt blue, Italian glass tile backsplash and stainless-steel countertops and appliances
129659 An L-shaped bank of windows and French doors leading to the backyard give the family room plenty of light 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_8-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_8.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_8.jpg 624 351  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_8/ apr12hotwinglewood_8 0 0
An L-shaped bank of windows and French doors leading to the backyard give the family room plenty of light
129663 The family room, main floor 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_9-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_9.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_9.jpg 624 425  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_9/ apr12hotwinglewood_9 0 0
The family room, main floor
129664 The dining area has two frosted windows for additional natural light 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_4-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_4.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_4.jpg 624 425  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_4/ apr12hotwinglewood_4 0 0
The dining area has two frosted windows for additional natural light
129665 The living and dining areas, main floor 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_3-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_3.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_3.jpg 624 425  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_3/ apr12hotwinglewood_3 0 0
The living and dining areas, main floor
129660 The living-room area is off the front foyer and has a wood-burning fireplace and a large bay window 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_7-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_7.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_7.jpg 624 351  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_7/ apr12hotwinglewood_7 0 0
The living-room area is off the front foyer and has a wood-burning fireplace and a large bay window
129661 The main floor has floors made from Jatoba wood, a rainforest wood that darkens as it ages 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_6-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_6.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_6.jpg 624 351  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_6/ apr12hotwinglewood_6 0 0
The main floor has floors made from Jatoba wood, a rainforest wood that darkens as it ages
129666 The main floor contains an open-concept living area with a kitchen and areas for dining, sitting and lounging 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_2-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_2.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_2.jpg 624 351  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_2/ apr12hotwinglewood_2 0 0
The main floor contains an open-concept living area with a kitchen and areas for dining, sitting and lounging
129668 The exterior of the home, originally built in an Arts and Crafts style, now has modern Juliet balconies on its upper-level windows. Two cars fit on the side drive 16 Inglewood Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_intro-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_intro.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWInglewood_intro.jpg 656 427  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-16-inglewood-drive/slide/apr12hotwinglewood_intro/ apr12hotwinglewood_intro 0 0
The exterior of the home, originally built in an Arts and Crafts style, now has modern Juliet balconies on its upper-level windows. Two cars fit on the side drive
24 thoughts on “House of the Week: $1.7 million for an Arts and Crafts home with a first-rate reno in Rosedale”
Please don’t take this the wrong way, but the house is ugly inside and out.
And who did the decor and chose the colours.
Wow! Very very ugly exterior
Agree whole heartedly with the other commenters. The day-glow interior is ugly. The exterior is ugly. And if real estate is all about location, location, location…who wants to look down onto a cemetery?
Already covered on themash.ca a few weeks ago.
Agree re: appearance with other posters. The “Rosedale” title is also misleading. This house is in the area of Moore Park west of Mt. Pleasant.
Totally bizarre…what is this ?! Too much happening all over.. Put the decorator in front of a firing squad!!
that backyard is absolutely horrible! not a place to play, relax, or entertain, nor the western equal of japanese stone gardens (or whatever it is trying to achieve with the stones & grass).
the interior/exterior design is, at best, meh.
It’s unanimous … one of the most hideous renos I’ve ever seen. I can’t come up with one single thing I like about this house – not one!
You’re right Sarcastic, this is Moore Park, not Rosedale. And that back yard – at least plant some trees to block the cemetery view.
Colour me speechless!
“Tregebov usually works on corporate projects, but the persistent homeowners persuaded him to take on this residential challenge.”
I’d say he failed epically, and a note to homeowners: if you hire a corporate architect for an Arts & Crafts home, this is the horror show you get.
I really feel sorry for the house, which was most likely a lovely place before these fools Frankensteined into a mish-mash.
Oh and TL–is this all you got, really?
Well at least TL seems to have fired the sarcastic, unfunny “writer” who usually pens the photo captions. So there’s that.
I kind of like the interior actually – but yeah the exterior of the house is a visual tragedy. Also, completely agree that this is definitely NOT a Rosedale location it’s 100% Moore Park. Just look at the two houses next to it, wouldn’t see those in Rosedale.
The front of the house is an eyesore. You totally lost me at “backs on to Mt. Pleasant cemetery”. Even if it was free, I wouldn’t live there.
Too bad there are no more “arts and crafts” motifs, apart from the old fireplace and a window series this seems to be MIA. Exterior is ugly and 1.6 million for this??
Tragic. There is way too much going on and the decor is reminiscent of the 60s but in a bad, really uncool way. The blue kitchen made me want to hurl and the backyard is downright creepy. Yikes.
Isn’t that fake grass in the back yard??
What’s wrong with living near a cemetery? At least you’re guaranteed no one’s gonna develop behind your house. And it’s a nice green space, usually quiet.
A corporate designer, you say? Thus the glass railings and window ?treatments? inside and out? Looks like a nice funky small design shop, but not a house I’d want to live in. And for $1.7mn, I’d like more than a square of raised astroturf for a yard. There’s original and unique, and then there’s kind of tragic…
And is this really no garage and possibly even street parking?
Nice basement workshop though.
Tregebov hmmm? Russian???
In line with all previous, totally correct, snarky comments:
What we have here is pure Russian shyte. No architecture, design or decoration sense at all. Just give a name a few millions and you get a bit of everything and more. Even an oligarch’s amber and gold onion dome ‘palace’ has more cohesive style than this crayon vomit.
Extraordinarily ugly, almost everywhere.
what is it with toronto’s great love for the 80’s…
1.7 million! BAH! I laugh at your rich people throwing your money away. Hilarious. When you see how they decorated the inside you can see how they would choose to purchase this ugly OVERPRICED home. The agent should be let go. People you need to redo the entire interior to even have a chance but I’ll call it – you will never eveR! get 1.7 million for this home. I swear I think agents put homes on this website to give the owners a wake up call. Hope you heard it. Good luck.
The best part of this home is the fact that it backs on to the cemetary. The architect should be ashamed for ruining an arts and craft house to build this thing…..and people. obviously a decorator was not involved in furnishing this home. Looks like they stocked up on ikea items circa 2004.
is that the back yard or a huge cemetery plot…where are the urns??
that is one heck of an ugly house and the last thing it is “Arts & Crafts” style. The original bottom and the new top don’t match at all. the interior is trying hard to be late 60s early 70s modernist and fails badly. UGH.
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