House of the Week: $5.5 million for a technicolour Georgian in Moore Park surrounded by gardens

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

Lush gardens line the walkway to the home.

Neighbourhood: Moore Park
Price: $5,495,000
Previously sold for: $3,875,000 in 2017
Size: 3,787 square feet plus a 1,753-square-foot basement
Bedrooms: 4+1
Bathrooms: 4
Parking spaces: 4
Real estate agents: Christian Vermast, Paul Maranger and Fran Bennett, Sotheby’s International Realty

The place

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.

The history

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.

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The tour

The home is surrounded by native trees and mature hydrangea bushes.

These bushes are hydrangea.

This is the foyer, which leads to every corner of the main floor.

The foyer, like the rest of the home, is a mix of styles from various eras.

The living room features large Palladian-style windows, wide-plank hardwood flooring and a funky fireplace.

Note the Paladian-style windows.

Just past the living room is the office, with a walkout to the back patio.

The office leads to the backyard.

The dining room, also on the main floor, doubles as a library. It comfortably seats 10 people.

The dining room doubles as a library.

The kitchen, which was renovated this year, has Miele appliances.

All of the kitchen appliances are Miele.

Here’s another look at the kitchen and its impressive millwork.

The millwork here is custom.

The giant window between the kitchen and the family room is perfect for keeping an eye on the kids. Note the skylight as well.

Parents can easily peer into the family room from the kitchen to keep watch.

This view highlights the gas-fireplace unit with built-in storage.

The family room also reaches the backyard.

Here’s the main-floor powder room.

There's a powder room on this level as well.

Wainscoting and the original staircase define the second-floor landing.

The second-floor landing is defined by its chandelier and wainscotting.

The main bedroom overlooks Inglewood.

The main bedroom has a view of the street.

This view shows the double closets.

It also has plenty of storage.

The ensuite is equipped with a double vanity, a soaker tub and a walk-in shower with a rainfall head.

A view of the ensuite.

The walk-in used to be another bedroom.

The walk-in looks like a menswear store downtown.

Here’s one of the secondary bedrooms.

The second bedroom on the second floor.

Down the hall is the shared bathroom, with another soaker tub, a double vanity and elegant tile all over.

Another loaded ensuite.

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.

This open loft if 669 square feet.

In the finished basement: a sauna en route to the laundry room.

Don't forget the sauna in the basement.

There’s a bedroom down here too.

There's a bedroom in the basement too.

And a bathroom.

The basement bathroom, with a floating vanity.

The gym comes with a mirror wall and rubber flooring. However, future residents could convert this space into a second family room.

This space has been fashioned as a gym.

The backyard has a patio and a lounge as well as plenty of greenery.

The patio sits atop interlocking stones.

Next to the pool is the detached garage, with space for one car plus storage for pool equipment.

The detached garage has space for one car.

Finally, a bird’s eye view of the garden and its artificial waterfall.

The bird's eye view showcases the waterfall feature.

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