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House of the Week: $4.8 million for a Parisian townhouse by Bellwoods with too many chandeliers to count

The 2,400-square-foot property also comes with a main suite fit for a palace, two fireplaces, a basement unit and a fancy garage

By Andrea Yu| Photography by Daniel Clements, Open House Media
This house is just one block east of the Ossington strip.

Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods
Price: $4,850,000 Size: 2,431 square feet, plus an 887-square-foot basement Bedrooms: 3+1 Bathrooms: 4 Real estate agent: Tamsin Pukonen, Sotheby’s International Realty


The place

A newly built three-plus-one-bedroom, four-bathroom detached on a leafy street sandwiched between Trinity Bellwoods Park and the Ossington strip. The place comes with a separate basement unit, two terraces, a backyard and two parking spots housed within a posh laneway garage. It’s also within walking distance of Little Portugal, the shops and restaurants on Queen West, and several bus routes and streetcar lines.

The history

In 2018, Toronto builders B2B Home Solution purchased the bungalow then sitting on this property, tore it down and built a brand new three-storey inspired by classic French townhouses. The current owner bought the home a year later and moved in. Now they’re putting it back on the market.

The tour

The façade has elegant white brick and a separate entrance to the basement.

See the separate entrance to the basement unit on the left.

The foyer doubles as a lounge, with warehouse-style windows that accentuate the 11-foot ceilings.

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There are 11-foot ceilings throughout.

This angle highlights the cast iron gas fireplace and its sculpted mantle. The crown moulding continues throughout the house.

Here's the home's first fireplace.

Just past the sitting room is the dining area, with a custom lacquer cabinet and glass furniture.

Yes, it's a glass dining table.

The herringbone wood floors add some warmth amid all the glass and black and white.

The herringbone floors are a nice touch of warmth.

Here’s the galley-style kitchen.

The kitchen is ornate.

A closer look highlights the 13-foot marble island, equipped with an under-mount sink and a Disegno faucet. That’s a Gaggenau gas stove on the right, and there are camouflaged appliances in the walls.

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There's a fridge hidden behind one of those walls.

There’s a second gas fireplace in the living area, plus more secret storage and a marble feature wall.

Here's the second fireplace.

Those rear wall-to-wall windows slide open to the backyard.

The rear wall is all windows.

Note the flowery powder room, also on the main level.

The powder room is its own escape.

There are two bedrooms and a shared bathroom on the second floor. This bedroom overlooks the backyard and laneway. It has built-in speakers and automated blinds.

The first bedroom on the second floor.

Down the hall is the second bedroom, currently set up as a gym with a view of the street.

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The gym overlooks the street.

The shared bathroom comes with two sinks, heated flooring, a soaker tub and a humongous shower with a gold rainfall head.

The shared bathroom has heated flooring.

Also on the second floor is the laundry room.

Don't forget the humble laundry room.

Now for the main suite, which takes up the entire third floor. Those sliding doors lead to a private east-facing terrace.

The main suite takes up the entire third floor.

Here’s a view of the neighbourhood, as seen from above the trees.

The private terrace faces east.

Turn around to take in the space’s dressing room and open concept bathroom.

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The main suite is truly huge.

A closer look at the dressing room: a wall of mirrored closets, a storage island and a stairwell with a skylight above it.

The dressing room, illuminated by abundant natural light.

The ensuite comes with a walk-in shower, a clawfoot tub and a Toto toilet. Check out the double vanity on the right and the private terrace ahead.

And, yes, there's another terrace.

The view from the bathroom terrace.

The view from the main suite.

Remember that separate entrance out front? It leads here.

Here's the family room in the basement unit.

Beyond the basement foyer is the kitchen, with new appliances, plenty of storage and subway tiles. There’s also another laundry room down here.

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The kitchen is down the hall

This is the bedroom.

The basement bedroom has a closet and a small window.

And here’s the basement bathroom, complete with patterned tiles.

The basement bathroom has a glass shower.

There’s a five-person hot tub in the backyard.

The hot tub is great for entertaining.

The newly built garage has a manicured lawn, a custom door, and matching white brick on the outside and crown moulding on the inside.

Is this the fanciest laneway garage you've ever seen?

The owners commissioned Toronto artist Jimmy Chiale to paint this lovely mural in the laneway.

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And some art out back.

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