Great design is imagination in action. It’s a process. It requires vision. Completed in 2016 by renowned architect Cathy Knott, exterior and interior spaces have been bridged to perfection. Transparency achieved through massive windows and interior panes of glass. Yet privacy equally achieved in quiet spaces.
The showstopper of the house is the floating steel staircase in the centre of the home, drenched in natural sunlight. An engineering feat. Treads clad in White Oak (that beautifully echo the wide plank White Oak flooring throughout). Sophisticatedly enveloped in glass.
Precise attention to detail is apparent throughout. Even the tile in the front vestibule is heated for inclement weather. And that is just the start of this amazing home.
The main floor has been made for entertaining – completely open concept design from the front door all the way to the back wall of glass. It walks out to the two-tiered deck and easy-to-maintain professionally landscaped back garden. Serious cooks and party goers will be very pleased here. Custom chef’s kitchen by AyA with a 20-foot-long island for guests to satisfy their appetite. Quartz countertops and top-drawer appliances.
On the second level, you’ll find a generously sized bedroom, extraordinary family room (doubles as a guest suite), laundry room, and luxurious spa-like main bath (the baths jump out of the pages of design magazines). The family room has an enormous sun-flooded window overlooking the back garden, soaring ceiling, and toasty gas fire by Jotul. It’s the perfect space to read a book or binge on live stream shows.
Every home has their secrets. This one has the amazing secret pivoting architectural door that separates the 2nd floor from the master bedroom upstairs. Talk about privacy. The master suite, with its coffee station (get your morning jolt of espresso) and beverage fridge drawer, is right out of a dream. Yoga on the deck? You can take a shower al fresco on the 3rd floor sun deck. Another hotel grade bathroom.
The lower level has been lowered with heated polished concrete floors. Sensational Portugese tiles in the glamorous full bathroom. Tons of storage. And the mechanicals are sure to impress.
Park in the oversized garage, clad in metal and cedar. It has been completely finished to make your car feel like it has never left the showroom. Oh… and there is plenty of storage too!
Even though there is the garage, with a Walk Score of 94, Transit Score of 97 + a Biker’s Score of 99, you can cancel your gym membership. Walk to the best of foodie centric Leslieville, with some of the coolest cafes, gourmet food stores, fromagerie, bakeries, French patisseries, restaurants, cafes and boutiques within easy reach. And amazing granola at Black Bird Bakery. Leslieville to the east, Riverside to the west, and the exercise trails to the Beach for biking or running.
Ideal for the discerning buyer who desires an easy-to-care-for Leslieville residence, without compromising impeccable quality, taste + style.
Very urban. Very imaginative! Very visionary!