House of the Week: $7.8 million for a souped-up stone manor in the Humber Valley
ADDRESS: 164 Edenbridge Drive
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Edenbridge–Humber Valley
AGENT: Homelife/Realty One Michael Raso,
THE PLACE: A four-bedroom stone manor on a wooded ravine lot (complete with a private creek) near Royal York Road.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Get lazy in style with your own personal elevator servicing all two and a half floors. And if you decide the sedentary life isn’t for you, the house is across the street from some top-notch walking trails in James Gardens and along the Humber River.
BIG SELLING POINT: This house is made for living large—the wine cellar holds over 1,250 bottles, the foyer boasts a fireplace (in case the hallway gets cold, we guess), the outdoor pool has an actual waterfall, and the laundry room has to be the largest we’ve ever seen (whole apartments could fit in that space).
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: If clean, contemporary light fixtures are your thing, you’ll have a lot electrical work to do—this place is crammed with elaborate chandeliers.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 1,250-bottle wine cellar
• 7 parking spaces
• 6 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 1 outdoor pool
• 1 elevator
• Just under 0.5 acres of land
130883 The exterior of the house from the backyard 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_28-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_28.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_28.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_28/ apr12hotwedenbridge_28 0 0
The exterior of the house from the backyard
130885 The house has surround sound, both inside and out by the pool 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_26-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_26.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_26.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_26/ apr12hotwedenbridge_26 0 0
The house has surround sound, both inside and out by the pool
130887 The in-ground pool and park-like backyard (including a gazebo) 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_24-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_24.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_24.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_24/ apr12hotwedenbridge_24 0 0
The in-ground pool and park-like backyard (including a gazebo)
130888 A large, sunny terrace overlooks the pool 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_23-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_23.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_23.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_23/ apr12hotwedenbridge_23 0 0
A large, sunny terrace overlooks the pool
130889 The wine room has a coffered ceiling and room for 1,250 bottles 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_22-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_22.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_22.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_22/ apr12hotwedenbridge_22 0 0
The wine room has a coffered ceiling and room for 1,250 bottles
130890 The rec room, lower level 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_20-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_20.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_20.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_20/ apr12hotwedenbridge_20 0 0
The rec room, lower level
130892 The office, lower level 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_19-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_19.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_19.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_19/ apr12hotwedenbridge_19 0 0
The office, lower level
130893 The finished basement contains a rec room, a spacious laundry room, an office and a wine cellar 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_18-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_18.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_18.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_18/ apr12hotwedenbridge_18 0 0
The finished basement contains a rec room, a spacious laundry room, an office and a wine cellar
130894 Fourth bedroom 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_17-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_17.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_17.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_17/ apr12hotwedenbridge_17 0 0
130895 Third bedroom 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_16-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_16.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_16.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_16/ apr12hotwedenbridge_16 0 0
130897 Second bedroom 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_14-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_14.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_14.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_14/ apr12hotwedenbridge_14 0 0
130898 The master ensuite (the private lot overlooks a ravine, so no need to worry about flashing the neighbours) 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_13-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_13.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_13.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_13/ apr12hotwedenbridge_13 0 0
The master ensuite (the private lot overlooks a ravine, so no need to worry about flashing the neighbours)
130899 The dressing room off the master bedroom 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_12-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_12.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_12.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_12/ apr12hotwedenbridge_12 0 0
The dressing room off the master bedroom
130906 The sitting room off the master bedroom 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_5-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_5.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_5.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_5/ apr12hotwedenbridge_5 0 0
The sitting room off the master bedroom
130900 The master bedroom has its own sitting room, a large dressing room, a luxurious ensuite and a private deck 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_11-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_11.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_11.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_11/ apr12hotwedenbridge_11 0 0
The master bedroom has its own sitting room, a large dressing room, a luxurious ensuite and a private deck
130901 A second-floor landing overlooks the front entrance 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_10-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_10.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_10.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_10/ apr12hotwedenbridge_10 0 0
A second-floor landing overlooks the front entrance
130904 The dining room has mahogany panelling and a coffered ceiling, along with a pair of intricate chandeliers 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_8-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_8.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_8.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_8/ apr12hotwedenbridge_8 0 0
The dining room has mahogany panelling and a coffered ceiling, along with a pair of intricate chandeliers
130905 The kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances and opens to the backyard 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_6-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_6.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_6.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_6/ apr12hotwedenbridge_6 0 0
The kitchen has top-of-the-line appliances and opens to the backyard
130907 Crown mouldings, fluted pillars and large windows add architectural interest to the living room 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_4-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_4.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_4.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_4/ apr12hotwedenbridge_4 0 0
Crown mouldings, fluted pillars and large windows add architectural interest to the living room
130908 Front foyer, main level 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_3-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_3.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_3.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_3/ apr12hotwedenbridge_3 0 0
Front foyer, main level
130909 The front foyer is decidedly grand, with two chandeliers and a fireplace 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_2-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_2.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_2.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_2/ apr12hotwedenbridge_2 0 0
The front foyer is decidedly grand, with two chandeliers and a fireplace
130910 Exterior, from the front 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_1-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_1.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_1.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_1/ apr12hotwedenbridge_1 0 0
Exterior, from the front
130911 Set in a cul-de-sac across from James Garden Park, near the Humber River, the house has a stone exterior, a built-in garage and a heated driveway 164 Edenbridge Drive https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_intro-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_intro.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/apr12HOTWEdenbridge_intro.jpg 656 430  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-164-edenbridge-drive/slide/apr12hotwedenbridge_intro/ apr12hotwedenbridge_intro 0 0
Set in a cul-de-sac across from James Garden Park, near the Humber River, the house has a stone exterior, a built-in garage and a heated driveway
22 thoughts on “House of the Week: $7.8 million for a souped-up stone manor in the Humber Valley”
2 chandaliers in every room, must be the owners of living lighting. Nice place but too many crappy looking leather couches everywhere. They just didn’t suit the architectural style of the home. Thats just my opinion but a very nice looking space without the furniture.
Wow… Nice.. I could buy this if I won the lottery.. but Yoda .. you are right!!! freaky 2 chandeliers in every room ?! WTF!!
Wow … So much spent on finishing but not enough to give any soul! The decoration and artwork are pathetic.
This guy is a builder started at over 12 million, even at 8 million its way over priced….. Doesnt know subtle tasteful only over the top. Guess he’s never done laundry, washer is like 5 feet from the dryer .
Love the dog doing laps in the pool in every backyard shot!
I was just thinking the same thing, do the owners of this house have shares in a lighting company?
here’s an idea: if you’re going to list your house for 8 MILLION dollars – hire A f#$*ing interior decorator to stage your over priced McMansion!
And wall to wall carpeting in the basement?! In the basement? Really?
The dog is cute, but the pool is smaller than most of the rugs they own.
Calm down Jess… no need to be tacky and rude. State your case in a diplomatic manner. Thank you. The Moderator.
The chandeliers are hilarious in this house, even the laundry room! But there’s none in the second bedroom… must have belonged to their rebellious teen.
Wow, good to know that the interiors of McMansions are as gross as the exterior.
oh boy , thats a very tacky house , anyways its worth about half that!
if that .
The chandelier in the laundry room is just pure silliness.
Maybe they bought a case of them at Costco and didn’t want that one to go to waste. although that doesn’t explain how Bedroom #2 escaped having a goofy chandelier in it!
I’m actually going to go out on a limb and say I like it. Difficult to judge if it’s truly worth the cost or not. I think it’s important to ask what people want – even with significant wealth it’s not all the same thing. I almost feel this is ‘middle-class desires with upper class money’, sort of Tony Soprano (no organized crime implication, simply working middle class come into money) vs. Michael Bloomberg (new moneyed aristocracy) desires. Honestly, I’d myself probably choose this over more ‘proper’ homes in Forest Hill or Rosedale. Just two cents.
This is a very beautiful place.
The thing is that, as always, new owners bring their personal touch and decorate as they see fit.
The vino room is very unique and has a mix of medieval and modern.
In one word: excessive! Too many chandeliers, too many ugly area rugs, too little nice furniture and zero taste (very “nouveau riche” as someone suggested). You would have to pay me to live there.
Money and style do not always go hand in hand.
Hiring a Stager would have been the way to go here (it’s not too late). Remove the rugs to show the beautiful floors, replace the lighting with contemporary pieces – the rooms would have a chance to rise up to meet a more current style. And replace granny’s furniture and the bedding (oy). What happened around the pool? Did everyone pitch in and lend them whatever patio furniture they had?
I find the house very masculine and void of a ‘female’ perspective. I would suggest that it is owned by a male couple. As half of a male couple myself, this is my sense of the style-right or wrong. Drama seems inherent in how we decorate. I think this house was somewhat staged and that one of the owners must love chandeliers.
I know that I would love to have that wine cellar and that back yard…the rest is easy to change…
That dog doing laps is hysterical. Probably so excited to have a person there.
The interior can always be changed, though it’s worthy of comment since Toronto’s affluent residents should aspire to the best in interior design. But the exterior is disappointing for the investment. The materials are great (save for the generic concrete driveway) with stone facades, shakes, and copper eavestroughs, but it seems like an ambiguous pastiche without much flair, contrast, or artistic flourishes. It’s historicist but not with much passion for historic details.
Why spend the $ there when you can live in Rosedale- or rather Ramsden Park, – and be stylish to boot!
Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr!!! cold and antiseptic
Nice dog house though.
ahhhh the 1% – so much cash
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