This white and bright designer’s own home exudes charm and sophistication. It is situated on one of the best cul-de-sacs in Rosedale where there is a strong sense of community among the wonderful neighbours. This offering is the perfect entry into this signature neighbourhood for a young family or could be a generous pied-à-terre for a couple.
As you walk through the door you are greeted by the old world charm of a stained glass transom window, “31 Locksbrook”, installed by the previous owners who wanted to name the home for a street in England where they had lived. The foyer has the feel of a New York City brownstone with rich blue-black walls and checkerboard tiled floors. As you cross the foyer’s threshold you enter an elegant, light and warm space that has been tastefully and beautifully updated while still retaining the original charm of the home.
From the living room, there is a walk-out to a lovely, low-maintenance, fully fenced backyard. It is predominately a deck space with room for a comfortable sitting area as well as a generous outdoor eating area and some attractive planters. The living room’s focal point is a beautiful wood-burning fireplace and there are built-in shelves to display collectables, books and photos.
The tasteful dining room is well-proportioned and has lovely west-facing natural light flowing in. A fireplace adorns the end of the dining room, creating the perfect ambience for a winter dinner party.
The renovated kitchen is conveniently tucked behind the dining room with a clever pocket door. One can either close off the kitchen for an intimate dinner party or leave the door open for access to the counter for buffet-style serving. The white kitchen and Carrara marble countertops create a pleasing and neutral design scheme.
The main floor is completed by a convenient and updated two-piece powder room just off the front hall. There is also a coat closet located under the stairs that is quite deep for added storage. A brightly sunlit white staircase leads to the second and third levels with leaded stained glass windows above each landing for added light. Oak hardwood floors are continued up to the second floor and the third-floor stairs have a cream wool broadloom. The second floor also has a generous linen cupboard.
The second floor includes the main bedroom and an upper family room or bedroom, depending on the requirement. The main bedroom has a lovely two-piece ensuite with a large marble shower, a tasteful vanity and marble floors. Tucked behind the ensuite is a lovely sun-filled space that can be used for an office, a Peloton or yoga area, or an extension of the ensuite. The third bedroom on the second floor was converted to a generous closet with ample storage space for any fashionista. (There is potential to convert back to a nursery if required). The north-facing bedroom has worked well for the current owners as an upper den but with two closets and wonderful light, there is the option to create a stunning bedroom.
The third floor has two bedrooms and a washroom. The west-facing bedroom is spacious with a large closet with storage, sink and washer/dryer. This closet/laundry area could easily be converted to a closet and ensuite washroom instead.
The lower level is the perfect spot to send the kids to hang out to watch some TV or just relax. There is ample space for a sectional sofa and also a bar area with counter space, cupboards and a fridge to tuck away some snacks and beverages. The low-maintenance painted concrete floors make for easy clean-up.
This property is currently listed at $2,875,000. For more information, please contact Helen Braithwaite and Michelle Philips at (416) 925-9191.