Can you imagine living in a condo that has more terrace space than interior space? Now can you imagine if you had 3405 square feet of interior space? This penthouse rivals some of the largest terrace space in the city of Toronto. With 3548 square feet of limestone covered outdoor space spanning over three spaces, a North, South and rooftop terrace, this penthouse is nothing short of jaw-dropping. Incredible views of Lake Ontario, the City skyline and the north facing green canopy, it’s hard to choose which one is a favourite. Glistening turquoise waters, sailboats speckling the horizon, and the range of autumn colours to name a few. Three gas hook-ups for BBQs and outdoor kitchens, hose bibs and outdoor speakers, your possibilities on each terrace are endless.
This lucky homeowner was able to purchase this penthouse unit when the building itself had been constructed, but the unit had not yet been finished. This meant they were able to go up into the unit, understand the volume and scale of space, and see the views. This sounds simple, but shockingly this is not a luxury most purchasers of new condos in the city have. Buying off of plans is a risk, this homeowner was not willing to take.
Along with this opportunity came that of finishing the space exactly to their preferences. From the number and sizes of rooms to wall and ceiling details, to plug placements, each decision was carefully considered. From there, with the help of a privately hired designer, the homeowner chose finishes not typical in any condo they had ever seen. Walnut flooring, floor to ceiling Quartzite slabs, custom manufactured doors to mimic the profile of the kitchen cabinetry, built-in televisions, custom millwork for every storage need they could think of. Right down to the cutlery drawer inserts, no detail left unfinished or unthought through. The end result is what you see here, Penthouse Two located at One Rainsford Road in Toronto’s laid back Beach neighbourhood.
You are welcomed in the foyer by a front hall walk-in closet and powder room.
A private home office, with custom sliding frosted glass doors, faces North with treetop views. Wired for sound with a wall panelled television, and large double closets, the perfect room for an office, the space however easily lends itself as a den or additional bedroom.
Further down the hall, you will turn the corner into an incredible open space, flanked by floor to ceiling sliding doors on both the North and South exposures of the unit. This space includes a lounge, dining room, bar, living room, breakfast room and large kitchen.
The open concept space can hold a dining table to seat over 20 people if one chose.
The South facing living room is centred around a gas fireplace, surrounded with matte black steel, and floor to ceiling Quartzite slabs. Walnut built-ins accommodate book storage and all of the components for the built-in television. With sliding doors opening out to the South Terrace and the lake, the cross breeze in the warm summer is breathtaking.
The floor plan was designed to take advantage of the width of the space, allowing for the greatest spans of lake views. A breakfast table separates the living room from the kitchen.
The goal was to create a chef’s eat in kitchen with the storage space, and grace of that of one found in a large home, not a condominium. Custom millwork, a walnut island with storage, and a walk-in pantry were carefully calculated to fit everything one could have in a kitchen. Many small appliances, multiple sets of dishes and serve ware are easily stored in this highly functioning kitchen. A panelled Sub-Zero Fridge, 48” WOLF gas stove and panelled Miele top of the line dishwasher were an easy choice. A WOLF microwave is thoughtfully built in and vented into cabinetry, to stay out of sight. The countertop and backsplash material is Quartzite, a natural stone material that looks like marble, but functions as well as granite. The slabs were chosen for their durability, refined aesthetic and similarly to the tranquil lake and treetop views. This kitchen is sure to not fall out of trend anytime soon.
A hallway heads East to the private space of the home, including a second bedroom with walk-out to the North Terrace, and a three-piece ensuite.
Through double doors at the end of the hall is the master suite, a large private space, with two dressing rooms, and magazine worthy five-piece ensuite.
A custom walnut vanity spanning almost ten feet allows for ample storage and counter space. A freestanding deep soaker tub allows for private Northern views, enjoyed next to the built-in gas fireplace.
Near the bar and lounge in the main living space, stands a custom steel, walnut and glass staircase that takes you up to the upstairs family room.
A room surrounded by North, East and South views, this room can function in many ways. An office, a TV room, a home gym. Perhaps a guest space? A fourth washroom is located for convenience.
An expansive custom built-in houses additional storage, bar sink and Sub Zero beverage center.
From this spectacular room, you will walk out to a magnificent terrace covered in limestone, accentuated by a green living roof with succulents that grow throughout the warmer months. The homeowners have never tired of the calming lake views, sailboat races, and bi-annual firework shows. Outdoor space perfect for a private family, or eccentric entertainer. Additional cedar storage has been built to store cushions, hoses and outdoor items.
In addition to the incredible amount of built-in storage in the unit itself, are two large storage rooms conveniently located directly behind the two parking spots. The opportunity this homeowner had to create such a custom space can only be surpassed by the chance to call this carefully curated space your home.
This property is currently listed at $3,789,000. For more information, please contact Marianne Miles at (416) 925-9191.