Fabulous Farnham brick Victorian offers loft-like living with two car garage and low maintenance gardens ready for elegant turn-key lifestyle.
You will be pleasantly surprised by the fine balance of Victorian era details infused with the highest quality contemporary finishes. Bright and open living and dining areas flow beautifully on the chic modern newly renovated main floor. With respect to maintaining old world charm a new hardwood staircase was custom built recreating original newel posts and spindles. Solid core Victorian doors with bronze hardware were also installed throughout for further authenticity.
A honed marble Louis XV style marble fireplace mantle was custom made and imported becoming the crown detail for a flash of Paris complimenting the contemporary Scavolini kitchen to create a perfect home for entertaining. The striking 14 foot corian waterfall countertop provides casual dining for 4 (also a great desk while tv watching), double square sinks, integrated Gaggenau wine fridge and dishwasher. Top of line fridge (with electronic interior shelving!), 5 burner gas cooktop and hoodfan, family sized wall oven and rare steam oven are top of the line Gaggenau appliances and a joy to cook with.
An unusual pairing of charcoal glass and soft grey lacquer cabinets feature electronic hinges on upper units. Every drawer insert was carefully planned with custom inserts in this custom Chef’s kitchen with coordinating corian backsplash. Seamlessly uniting the kitchen with the family room a Scavolini free floating media unit was designed.
Perhaps one of the coolest rooms on the main floor extension is the powder room with its original brick exterior wall, Agape two-piece floating sink, tankless toilet and Philippe Starck fixtures. (Tom Dixon Beat lighting fixtures throughout main floor are negotiable.)
The beauty of all four seasons stream inward through the 14 foot glass sliding garden doors that lead to the newly landscaped yard. An oversized two car garage with wifi enabled security system off your private lane way makes arriving home in a haze of traffic a tranquil welcoming.
Accented slate colour risers add flare as you ascend the stairs to the second floor bedrooms, or library. The master bedroom has a sitting room, or can easily accommodate a second walk-in closet, is south facing with beautiful light and very cozy. The second and third floor bathrooms were also renovated featuring Ginger’s Lefroy Brooks pedestal sinks and fixtures, Carrera heated marble floors, glass shower stalls and the master cast iron skirted free standing tub is sure to be a home favorite feature.
The third floor retreat may be a preferable master bedroom as it has charming Victorian details, ensuite bathroom and private cedar deck overlooking a lush mature treed neighbourhood.
This lovely home comes with custom California shutters on most windows and dimmer switches throughout.
The lower level is clean, dry, newly refinished with a French drain system, sum pump, staircase and water filtration system allowing you to drink filtered water from any sink in the house.
Exterior landscaping, automatic lighting and irrigation systems, stone and herringbone brick walkways, retaining wall and cedar fencing were all designed by MacLean Wetzel.
Snow removal and gardening are prearranged in this very unique small row of Farnham Avenue homes that share a private laneway. Just park, lite a fire and start cooking this winter or enjoy your private yard and deck this summer hassle free. (Speak to agent for more details)
Yonge and St. Clair, the subway, Summerhill shops, restaurants, Yorkville, David A Balfour Park and some of the best schools in Toronto are all steps away from home at 28 Farnham Avenue.