House of the Week: $5.5 million for a technicolour Georgian in Moore Park surrounded by gardens
At 3,800 square feet, the property comes with a basement sauna, a loft lit by skylight and a backyard with a grotto-style pool
Neighbourhood: Moore Park
Previously sold for: $3,875,000 in 2017
Size: 3,787 square feet plus a 1,753-square-foot basement
Parking spaces: 4
Real estate agents: Christian Vermast, Paul Maranger and Fran Bennett, Sotheby’s International Realty
A four-plus-one-bedroom, four-bathroom detached home in Moore Park. The place is on Inglewood Drive—famous for its annual holiday display of inflatable Santa Clauses. It has a serene backyard with a patio, a pool and a hot tub as well as a detached garage and three parking spots out front. It’s also within walking distance of two subway stations, with easy access to Toronto’s famous network of midtown ravines.
Built in the 1930s, the house was purchased by its current owners in 2017. They quickly conducted extensive renovations, overhauling the kitchen and bathrooms, replacing the windows and flooring, and installing all those fun amenities out back. They’re now relocating to Europe, so they’ve put the pad back on the market.
The home is surrounded by native trees and mature hydrangea bushes.
This is the foyer, which leads to every corner of the main floor.
The living room features large Palladian-style windows, wide-plank hardwood flooring and a funky fireplace.
Just past the living room is the office, with a walkout to the back patio.
The dining room, also on the main floor, doubles as a library. It comfortably seats 10 people.
The kitchen, which was renovated this year, has Miele appliances.
Here’s another look at the kitchen and its impressive millwork.
The giant window between the kitchen and the family room is perfect for keeping an eye on the kids. Note the skylight as well.
This view highlights the gas-fireplace unit with built-in storage.
Here’s the main-floor powder room.
Wainscoting and the original staircase define the second-floor landing.
The main bedroom overlooks Inglewood.
This view shows the double closets.
The ensuite is equipped with a double vanity, a soaker tub and a walk-in shower with a rainfall head.
The walk-in used to be another bedroom.
Here’s one of the secondary bedrooms.
Down the hall is the shared bathroom, with another soaker tub, a double vanity and elegant tile all over.
Moving to the third floor reveals the house’s tent-like 669-square-foot loft. Right now, it’s set up as a games room, but it could easily become another bedroom.
In the finished basement: a sauna en route to the laundry room.
There’s a bedroom down here too.
And a bathroom.
The gym comes with a mirror wall and rubber flooring. However, future residents could convert this space into a second family room.
The backyard has a patio and a lounge as well as plenty of greenery.
Next to the pool is the detached garage, with space for one car plus storage for pool equipment.
Finally, a bird’s eye view of the garden and its artificial waterfall.
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