242 Robert Street is a meticulous design-driven restoration in Harbord Village. Carefully re-imagined by Palmerston Design and Mazen Studio, this Victorian rebuild combines glorious original features with contemporary finishes and feel.
The grand main floor offers 9.5 foot ceilings and provides a perfect modern entertaining kitchen with stainless steel appliances, a nine-foot centre island, concealed wine fridge and a dramatic wall of glass leading to the impressive rear urban garden setting. The living and dining rooms showcase plaster crown mouldings, a built-in gas fireplace, custom built-in shelving and storage, and stunning reclaimed pine and hemlock barn board flooring. Reverence is paid to Victorian design and materials throughout.
The second floor landing stretches sight lines to the roofline with an eight-foot skylight and 13-to- 16 foot ceiling heights. Dramatic oversized doors and transom windows fill this space with natural light. Three carefully designed bedrooms occupy the second floor. The master bedroom with bay window is paired with a luxurious marble and stone-clad ensuite and a truly breathtaking walk-in closet that spans the entire third floor. The rear second bedroom offers vaulted ceilings and a large west-facing terrace, while the third bedroom has been customized with shelving and a desk space, but can easily be utilized as a generous third bedroom space.
The recently excavated basement features floor to ceiling custom built-ins, polished concrete floors, a 300-bottle built-in wine fridge and marble-clad wet bar area. The spa bathroom is truly an outstanding design with a double glass door entry to the wet room and custom sauna. A concealed separate entrance lies at the rear of the perfectly appointed recreation room, and can provide access for large furniture pieces or the potential recreation to an in-law suite.
Outdoor entertaining is effortlessly achieved within the sun-soaked west facing cedar deck and built-in garden dining area. At the rear of this fabulous entertaining space lies access to two car parking via a rear lane behind the property.
Situated in prime Harbord Village, residents enjoy easy walking access to Yorkville, the Subway and streetcar, U of T, Little Italy, Kensington and all Bloor street conveniences/amenities. A very special offering and not to be missed.
This property is currently listed at $1,998,000. For more information, please contact Maggie Lind and Catherine Russell at (416) 925-9191.