House of the Week: This North York home underwent an 18-month, seven-figure renovation
The 3,000-square-foot property has six bathrooms, a Scandinavian kitchen, a stairway encased in glass and a granny suite in the basement
A five-bedroom, six-bathroom suburban standout ideal for multi-generational living. Sitting on a leafy North York street within walking distance of the Don, the house is a short drive from the Shops at Don Mills, the Aga Khan Museum and Highway 401.
In 2022, the current owners bought the 1960s brick house that once stood on this lot and gave it a top-to-bottom renovation. They stripped it down to its studs, dug out a huge basement with its own backyard entrance, lined the façade with stucco and added square footage to the space above ground. The project lasted 18 months. Now the owners are looking to recoup their investment.
A grand storage unit with a built-in LED-lit banquette flanks the foyer.
The main floor is almost entirely open concept. You can spot the kitchen and backyard walkout peeking around the banquette.
Here’s a closer look at the kitchen—minimalist Scandinavian—with wide-plank flooring surrounding a four-seat waterfall island.
Everything in the kitchen is meant to be concealed, and these cabinets hide the stainless steel appliances.
Also in this space is the dining nook, with a view of the garden and the street.
There’s also this office, which could be converted into another bedroom or a library.
The family room lives at the rear of the house. It has a custom feature wall with plenty of storage.
A look at the slender powder room.
The floating staircase, encased in glass, anchors all three levels of the home.
Upstairs, the four bedrooms circle a bespoke Sputnik chandelier.
Here’s the main suite: big enough to fit a second living room.
It comes with this walk-in closet.
And the main bedroom’s ensuite has a double vanity wrapped in marble.
Turn around and you’re in the open shower, equipped with its own soaker tub.
The other bedrooms also come with matching ensuites and walk-in closets.
Here’s one of the secondary ensuites, defined by its matte-black accents.
The laundry room is also upstairs.
Wrapping up the tour means a quick detour to the basement. The owners designed it as a nanny suite with a separate backyard entrance.
Finally, the backyard, complete with a new deck and lots of greenery.
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