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
Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods
Size: 2,431 square feet, plus an 887-square-foot basement
Real estate agent: Tamsin Pukonen, Sotheby’s International Realty
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.
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 façade has elegant white brick and a separate entrance to the basement.
The foyer doubles as a lounge, with warehouse-style windows that accentuate the 11-foot ceilings.
This angle highlights the cast iron gas fireplace and its sculpted mantle. The crown moulding continues throughout the house.
Just past the sitting room is the dining area, with a custom lacquer cabinet and glass furniture.
The herringbone wood floors add some warmth amid all the glass and black and white.
Here’s the galley-style kitchen.
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.
There’s a second gas fireplace in the living area, plus more secret storage and a marble feature wall.
Those rear wall-to-wall windows slide open to the backyard.
Note the flowery powder room, also on the main level.
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.
Down the hall is the second bedroom, currently set up as a gym with a view of the street.
The shared bathroom comes with two sinks, heated flooring, a soaker tub and a humongous shower with a gold rainfall head.
Also on the second floor is the laundry room.
Now for the main suite, which takes up the entire third floor. Those sliding doors lead to a private east-facing terrace.
Here’s a view of the neighbourhood, as seen from above the trees.
Turn around to take in the space’s dressing room and open concept bathroom.
A closer look at the dressing room: a wall of mirrored closets, a storage island and a stairwell with a skylight above it.
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.
The view from the bathroom terrace.
Remember that separate entrance out front? It leads here.
Beyond the basement foyer is the kitchen, with new appliances, plenty of storage and subway tiles. There’s also another laundry room down here.
This is the bedroom.
And here’s the basement bathroom, complete with patterned tiles.
There’s a five-person hot tub in the backyard.
The newly built garage has a manicured lawn, a custom door, and matching white brick on the outside and crown moulding on the inside.
The owners commissioned Toronto artist Jimmy Chiale to paint this lovely mural in the laneway.
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