April 12, 2024
This North York home underwent an 18-month, seven-figure renovation

House of the Week: This North York home underwent an 18-month, seven-figure renovation

The 3,000-square-foot property has six bathrooms, a Scandinavian kitchen, a stairway encased in glass and a granny suite in the basement

This North York home underwent an 18-month, seven-figure renovation

Neighbourhood: Parkwoods-Donalda
Price: $2,700,000
Size: 3,043 square feet plus a 1,335-square-f00t basement
Bedrooms: 4+1
Bathrooms: 6
Real estate agent: Jenn Chalmers, Sage Real Estate

The place

A five-bedroom, six-bathroom suburban standout ideal for multi-generational living. Sitting on a leafy North York street within walking distance of the Don, the house is a short drive from the Shops at Don Mills, the Aga Khan Museum and Highway 401.

The history

In 2022, the current owners bought the 1960s brick house that once stood on this lot and gave it a top-to-bottom renovation. They stripped it down to its studs, dug out a huge basement with its own backyard entrance, lined the façade with stucco and added square footage to the space above ground. The project lasted 18 months. Now the owners are looking to recoup their investment.

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The tour

A grand storage unit with a built-in LED-lit banquette flanks the foyer.

Storage and an illuminated banquette define the foyer.

The main floor is almost entirely open concept. You can spot the kitchen and backyard walkout peeking around the banquette.

The reno brought a new open-concept layout.

Here’s a closer look at the kitchen—minimalist Scandinavian—with wide-plank flooring surrounding a four-seat waterfall island.

The kitchen is Scandinavian inspired.

Everything in the kitchen is meant to be concealed, and these cabinets hide the stainless steel appliances.

Note the lighting all over.

Also in this space is the dining nook, with a view of the garden and the street.

The dining room overlooks the street.

There’s also this office, which could be converted into another bedroom or a library.

The at-home office.

The family room lives at the rear of the house. It has a custom feature wall with plenty of storage.

The family rooms walks out to the backyard deck.

A look at the slender powder room.

The powder room.

The floating staircase, encased in glass, anchors all three levels of the home.

The glass-encased stairway is oak.

Upstairs, the four bedrooms circle a bespoke Sputnik chandelier.

The Sputnik chandelier is a nice touch.

Here’s the main suite: big enough to fit a second living room.

The could fit a living room in the main suite.

It comes with this walk-in closet.

The walk-in shelves are custom.

And the main bedroom’s ensuite has a double vanity wrapped in marble.

The double vanity is wrapped in marble.

Turn around and you’re in the open shower, equipped with its own soaker tub.

What an ensuite.

The other bedrooms also come with matching ensuites and walk-in closets.

This bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and walk-in closet.

Here’s one of the secondary ensuites, defined by its matte-black accents.

All of the home's bathrooms have matching matte-black accents.

The laundry room is also upstairs.

The laundry room is an unexpected treat.

Wrapping up the tour means a quick detour to the basement. The owners designed it as a nanny suite with a separate backyard entrance.

The basement has a separate entrance from the backyard.

Finally, the backyard, complete with a new deck and lots of greenery.

The new deck.

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