This handsome Victorian row home is situated on coveted Laurier Avenue in Cabbagetown, one of Toronto’s most picturesque neighbourhoods.
Cabbagetown is known for having the largest continuous area of preserved late Victorian architecture in the city. Laurier Avenue is well known for its symmetrical streetscape.
4 Laurier Avenue has been lovingly restored with a keen eye and appreciation for original period details. The home is an exemplary display of Queen Anne style architecture.
You are welcomed into the home by a separate entryway, a place to hang your coat and drop your keys, not common in many renovated residences in the neighbourhood. Moving into the main hallway you get a sense of the soaring ceiling heights throughout the house.
Entering into the living room on the right you can immediately sense the quality of renovation and the preserved period details. Original moldings, casing and ceiling rosettes restored, with carefully chosen replacements where necessary.
Above the window in the living room lives a piece of stained glass, a colourful nod to the rich history of the home.
From the living room you enter into the dining room, with space for a large dining table, ready to host a bustling dinner party or everyday family life. The coffered ceilings and wall panelling continue on into the dining room.
From the dining room, you are welcomed into an absolutely incredible, professional chef’s kitchen. With highly organized custom cabinetry, pantry space, cupboards to the ceiling and display cabinetry. There is no shortage of storage.
A professional gas range with built-in oven, separate wall oven, pot filler, large Shaw’s original farmhouse 1897 fireclay sink and herringbone Carrera marble backsplash set this kitchen apart. Any household chef would love to spend time cooking and hanging out in this beautiful, functional space.
Afternoon sun streams in the french door walk-out to the West facing backyard. With tiered stone terraces, a custom pergola and treed canopy coverage in the summertime, this back garden is a private outdoor oasis in the city.
The second floor features three spacious bedrooms, each with ample closet space, perfect for a growing family, or home office and guest rooms. The front bedroom would have originally been the home’s master bedroom, with the iconic second floor balcony looking out at the street’s symmetrical architecture.
The third floor was recreated as an incredible master retreat, with soaring 12 foot pitched ceilings. A large bedroom with a french door walkout to west facing rooftop terrace with CN Tower views. The walk-in closet outfitted in California Closets walks through to an exceptional master ensuite that boasts nearly 12 foot ceilings, an oversized imported marble walk-in shower, double vanity with ample storage and luxurious soaker tub.
The rare full and finished basement houses a large recreation room with built-ins, space for a home office, storage space, a laundry room and a washroom.
The deep window well in the basement streams light through the lower level, all while offering charming views of the streetscape.
The neighbours of Laurier Avenue are just as special as the interior of this home itself. Whether hanging holiday lights from the second floor balconies all the way up the street, lending a helping hand or sharing a stoop and something delicious, Laurier Avenue is a family of neighbours.
This property is currently listed at $1,859,000. For more information, please contact Marianne Miles at (416) 925-9191.
A virtual tour, additional photos and floorplans are available at www.MarianneMiles.com