This striking property is ideally situated in the heart of Hoggs Hollow, one of Toronto’s most exclusive neighbourhoods. It features exquisitely landscaped gardens with perennial beds, a pond with a stone waterfall and a charming shed. The expansive, south facing, rear garden offers great privacy, as well as a safe play area for young children and pets.
The wonderful, four-bedroom residence is ideally suited to both formal entertaining and casual family living. It has been thoughtfully renovated and maintained by its current owners, including the addition of a bright family room and an expanded foyer.
The main level features beautiful quarter-cut oak flooring and lots of light from its many, floor-to-ceiling picture windows. The spacious foyer is a welcoming introduction to this fine, family home. It includes an open staircase to the upper and lower levels, a walk-in closet and a powder room. The bright and elegant living room, with a handsome wood-burning fireplace, enjoys sunny views of both front and rear gardens. The formal dining room, open to the living room, connects to the sun-filled family room. A cozy den/office provides views of the pretty front garden through a large picture window.
The updated, family-size kitchen features a large island with granite counter, a breakfast bar and ample storage. A spacious breakfast area accesses an attractive, two-tiered deck and the magnificent, south garden. The kitchen enjoys an open-concept ambiance, as it is also combined with the bright family room, with wall-to-wall windows overlooking the garden.
The expansive main level is serviced by a large mud room with separate side entrance and direct access to the double, built-in garage. This is also where the laundry facilities are located, with ample storage cabinets.
The second floor, also featuring quarter-cut oak flooring, accommodates four spacious bedrooms, including the gracious master suite. This fabulous suite enjoys His and Hers walk-in closets with organizers, as well as a large, five-piece, ensuite bathroom with Jacuzzi tub, separate shower and heated floor. The family-sized, five-piece main bathroom, also with heated floor, is great for the kids. Alternatively, it could easily be converted into two separate bathrooms, creating an en-suite for one of the secondary bedrooms.
The expansive basement houses a large recreation room with a gas-burning fireplace and built-in shelves with lower cabinets, a games/billiards room with two double, two cedar-lined closets, a two-piece bathroom, a large storage room, a workshop, as well as a mechanical room.
This exceptional property offers a wonderful opportunity to a family looking for a quiet, child-safe street in a sought after neighbourhood, close to excellent schools. Owen Public School (for French Immersion) and Armour Heights are outstanding elementary schools, with convenient bus service. St. Andrews School offers a strong mainstream program for students from grades 6 to 8. York Mills Collegiate is a highly regarded secondary school. Many prestigious private schools are also within a short commute. The York Mills Valley Association encourages the participation of all residents in various activities and social events. Hoggs Hollow is approximately 20 minutes from both Pearson airport and Toronto’s financial centre. With all the city’s amenities close at hand, yet surrounded by steep hillsides and parks, and graced by the gentle flow of the Don River, this exclusive community offers a very special sense of “country in the city”.
This home is currently listed at $4,398,000. For more information on this listing, please contact Paula Von Stedingk and Vicko Von Stedingk at (416) 925-9191.