English Manor House Enjoys A Country In The City Setting In Toronto

An English manor home on the market in Toronto stands as a testomony to enduring design and first-rate craftsmanship.

Whereas retaining its steep multigabled roof, stone window heads and quoin stone nook accents, the century-old home has undergone inside updates and renovations as the encompassing Forest Hill neighborhood has blossomed. The low-density neighborhood of single-family houses is characterised by a mixture of distinct architectural kinds, well-maintained landscaping and enormous yards.

“Forest Hill is without doubt one of the metropolis of Toronto’s most prosperous neighborhoods with a few of Ontario’s most sought-after non-public colleges inside its boundaries,” says itemizing agent Tyler Cohen of Barry Cohen Properties. “The world attracts households with youngsters and dealing professionals who wish to be in proximity to the downtown core however nonetheless need houses with outsized tons.”

The three-story brick residence at 253 Dunvegan Highway is on what Cohen calls considered one of Forest Hill’s most coveted residential blocks. Though the property is in move-in situation, he says, it has been attracting “primarily households trying to renovate or construct their dream houses because of the 70-by-175-foot lot.” Lush gardens lend the home a country-in-the-city feeling.

Consideration to element is obvious from the stone-floored lobby, which includes a picket entrance door, three-quarter paneling and crown molding. A French door opens to the primary corridor with oak hardwood flooring, a double coat closet and beamed ceiling.

Off the corridor are a number of well-proportioned principal rooms together with a front room with leaded glass home windows, library with an open-hearth fire and beamed-ceiling eating room.

A bay of tall home windows and skylights convey solar into the breakfast space and heart island kitchen. A leaded glass door connects to the household room.

The primary staircase results in a second-floor touchdown that accesses a main suite with twin dressing rooms and two ensuite bedrooms. The highest flooring comprises two extra bedrooms, a toilet and a lounge.

A video games room, rec room, sauna, storage and ensuite bed room are on the decrease degree for a complete of six bedrooms and 9 bogs.

Forest Hill Village outlets and eating places are a four-minute drive from the property. The commute to downtown is about 20 minutes.

Notable landmarks wealthy in historical past embody the artwork deco Eglinton Theatre, the Gothic revival-style Timothy Eaton Memorial Church and the 1912 Grace Church on-the-Hill—a central setting within the John Irving novel, A Prayer for Owen Meany.

Barry Cohen and Tyler Cohen of Barry Cohen Properties are the itemizing brokers. The asking worth is CA $8.995 million or about US $6.7 million.


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