House of the Week: $5.3 million for a Trinity Bellwoods semi with a zigzag staircase and its own laneway suite
The curvy 3,200-square-foot standout also comes with a midnight-black kitchen, a bar and coffee station in the main suite, and a separate basement unit
Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods
Size: 3,261 square feet, with a 1,058-square-foot laneway suite
Parking spaces: 1
Real estate agent: Cailey Heaps and Collin Brown, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Heaps Estrin Team
A five-bedroom, eight-bathroom, never-lived-in home with a landscaped backyard containing a bunker-style laneway suite. The place is located on a quiet street just west of the Ossington strip and is walking distance from the many bars and restaurants on Dundas. It also has access to half a dozen streetcar lines and bus routes.
Just completed, the semi was designed by JA Architecture Studio, which conceived of it as the Toronto home of tomorrow: a luxury build that enhances the neighbourhood and can be divided into three distinct residences for added density.
The façade’s rounded window and zinc roof—fire resistant, insect proof and long lasting—are impossible to miss from the street.
Inside, a minimalist wall kitchen and curved staircase flank the main living area. That’s the laneway suite in the background (more on that later).
The living area is illuminated by wall-to-wall sliding doors and a cute skylight above the couch.
A reverse angle showcases the front of the home and the staircase.
The kitchen, meanwhile, is contained inside a custom mantle by Scavolini with fully integrated Gaggenau appliances.
Here’s a closer look at the dining area, with a sleek wine fridge on the right.
Here’s a view of the zigzagging staircase from the second-floor landing.
And here’s one of the secondary bedrooms, equipped with custom closets and floor-to-ceiling windows.
The third floor is dedicated to the tricked-out main suite. It has an arched ceiling, a private balcony and a full row of bespoke closets.
Opposite the bed is a wet bar that comes with a coffee machine and an electric cooktop. The suite even has its own living area overlooking the front yard.
Around the corner is this spa-style ensuite bathroom, with a double vanity, a soaker tub and more arches. Squint and you can see Liberty Village in the distance.
Now the balcony, with a view of the CN Tower beyond the trees.
Moving downstairs reveals the basement unit. It has a separate door leading to the street and comes with heated floors, two bathrooms and its own kitchen.
Down the hall is the living area.
This is what the house looks like from the landscaped backyard.
The curved motif continues with the one-bedroom laneway suite—a junior version of the main home.
Builders layered concrete atop the original garage structure for the bedroom.
Finally, a view of the suite’s foyer, which doubles as an office.
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