This $7-million, custom-built home in Forest Hill has been newly updated: Home of the week
Location: 21 Parkwood Ave.,
Spadina Rd. and St. Clair Ave. W.
Asking price: $6,995,000
Size: about 4,815 sq. ft., plus 1,920 sq. ft. finished basement
Lot: 50-by-157 feet, two-car built-in garage, private double drive
Taxes: $28,088 (2021)
Bedrooms: 4 plus 1
Built 10 years ago and fully updated since, this custom-designed Forest Hill residence is steps to St. Clair Ave. Highlights of the spacious home include a library, two offices, two primary bedroom ensuites, built-in speakers throughout, 11-foot main-floor ceilings and a lower-level exercise room and wine room.
“We spend most of our family time in the combined kitchen, breakfast area, and family room area. The space is over 40-feet long, with huge windows and glass doors to the back garden,” said homeowner Shana Kelley.
“Trees wrap around the perimeter of our backyard to provide complete privacy. The outdoor kitchen, with a barbecue, fridge and granite countertops is perfect for entertaining. We also have two stone terraces: one for dining and a lower one for lounging,” added Kelley.
The two-storey house is a short walk to two ravines with walking trails, and a large park with an off-leash dog area and a tennis club. It is also close to schools, the subway, restaurants, and shopping.
“Conveniences abound in this home, such as an elevator for barrier-free access to each level, as well as separate bathrooms and dressing rooms for the main bedroom. The home also has a snow-melt system for the flagstone driveway and the front steps,” said listing agent Christian Vermast.
This impressive home features a cut-limestone exterior, arched windows, a covered porch, wrought-iron fencing around the front yard, and a built-in two-car garage.
The wood front door opens to the foyer with a heated marble patterned floor, panelled walls,a crystal chandelier, a double closet and access to a two-piece bathroom and the elevator.
On one side of the foyer is the living room with a hardwood floor, a coffered ceiling, designer wallpaper, two tall windows, wall sconces and a gas fireplace.
The dining room has a hardwood floor, a tray ceiling with detailed crown moulding, a modern chandelier, designer wallpaper and a picture window.
Highlights of the spacious kitchen include a large centre island with pendant light fixture,granite counters, ceramic tile backsplash and built-in high-end stainless steel appliances. There is a butler’s pantry with its own walk-in pantry and adjoining the kitchen is the breakfast room.
The open-concept family room includes a hardwood floor, a linear gas fireplace with marble surround, wall-to-wall built-ins, a picture window and a double garden-door walkout.
The main-floor office features a hardwood floor, two built-in workstations, a vintage New York-themed wall mural and two windows.
From the foyer, double doors open to the library with heated hardwood floor, wall panelling with sound absorption, a coffered ceiling and built-in bookcases.
Upstairs, double doors open to the primary bedroom with a hardwood floor, a tray ceiling with crystal chandelier, a large window, two walk-in closets — one with a skylight, the other with glass door to a Juliette balcony — a four-piece ensuite and a three-piece ensuite.
On this floor there are three more bedrooms, a five-piece bathroom, a four-piece bathroom with skylight, and an office with a double closet, a built-in workstation and a Palladian window.
The finished lower level features a rec room with a heated porcelain floor, a gas fireplace and a double garden-door walkout. There is also a guest bedroom with three-piece ensuite, an exercise room, a wine room with built-ins and a bar sink, a laundry room, a three-piece bathroom, and direct access to the garage and the elevator.
To have a look at this property please contact the listing agents Paul Maranger and Christian Vermast, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage, 416-960-9995; www.PaulandChristianAssociates.com.Home of the Week is written by freelance contributor Allison Harness, a Toronto-based real estate writer. Although we try to provide the most up-to-date information available, we cannot guarantee features as listed. Please contact the realtor. To make a submission to Home of the Week, email [email protected]