Toronto, by and large, has conservative roots. And it's reflected in its architecture.
With a city whose residences in the central core date mostly from the 1840s to 1930s, Toronto has all manner of Victorian, Edwardian and the more banal 'early suburban' styles. The city's most unique style is the 'Annex Style' which is what the prodigy of a Richardson Romanesque and a Queen Anne house would look like all grown up. Basically these highly coveted and expensive residential masterpieces are a collision of ornate bays and gables with lots of delicious details. The Annex has quite a few gems like this and they're gorgeous to look at.
Here's an example:
You need big bucks to buy one of these and most often, given they date from 1887 to 1907, you pretty much have to invest a massive sum of capital to bring them up to today's standards in a configuration that works for the way we now live. And by that we mean you're putting your kids in the top floor attic rooms, not your servants.
For the person who wants the best of the best, with none of the hassle and drama of restoring an old classic (or the massive renovation crew required to execute it for you), this newly built near 5000 square foot Prime Annex mansion would be an excellent addition to your global collection of properties.
Fusing all of the elegance, proportion and stateliness of a grand home with the sun-drenched airiness we consider essential for domestic bliss today, this gracious four bedroom residence on one of Toronto's premier streets conveys a fresh and chic-arrific sensibility with just the right hint of understatement. And, we would imagine, isn't that the way most wealthy landowners want to impress?
While we love the clean lines of a pure modernist home, in this house we applaud the attention to detail in the craftmanship including the deliciousness of all those mouldings which would be the perfect contrast to contemporary furnishings. With ceilings ranging from 9 to 14 feet, we're especially drawn to the magic of the master suite on the top floor with its pitched roof and indulgent 6-piece ensuite bath.
Here are some photographs and the floor plan:
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Steven Fudge, Sales Representative
& The Urbaneer Team
Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
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