10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

This $4 million Toronto heritage home delivers nostalgia from 19th-century Paris

Built in 1878, 10 Bernard Ave. is classified as part of the East Annex Heritage Conservation District

The home was in a Gothic Revival style but don't let that scare you.

The home has undergone an extensive redesign and renovation under the previous ownership, realtor Michael Camber, who listed the house with realtor Sara Camber from Royal LePage Signature Realty, told blogTO. 

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

The living room with a big bay window floods the home with natural light. 

The home was redesigned by architect Wayne Swadron

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

This home cleverly ties in the brown, black and white finishes.

His interdisciplinary approach to create a singular vision through the seamless relationship between architectural, interior and landscape design speaks volumes in this home. 

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

The loft area can be used as a bedroom or office. 

Listed for $4,250,000, the three-bedroom, four-bathroom home is equal parts stylish and luxurious.

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

The two-piece powder room fit for royalty and conveniently located on the main floor.

Camber told blogTO that the interiors were inspired by 19th-century Paris. So you'll notice things like herringbone wood floors, crown mouldings and brass fixtures that are all very Parisian.

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

The primary ensuite with leaded glass cabinets to store linens and toiletries. 

But even though it's influenced by 19th-century Paris, there are plenty of modern amenities and touches throughout the house, such as dual-zone heating and cooling. 

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

Through a soaring archway lies the dining room. Styled head to toe in modern, luxurious finishes. 

The main floor of the home is bright and airy thanks to the large windows and soaring ceilings.

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

With absolutely no detail overlooked, this living room makes the perfect space for entertaining.

The living room has a built-in book cases, a reading nook and fireplace making it oh so cozy. 

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

The chef-worthy kitchen has plenty of storage and enough room to eat in. 

The kitchen is classic with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. 

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

The iron and glass wall of windows make for an extra sunny kitchen. 

"I'm also in love with the Parisian-style warehouse windows in the kitchen," notes Camber. The "windows" also double as French doors that lead out into the back garden. 

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The back garden oasis. 

The back garden might be one of the most romantic spots in the city even in the dead of winter with a stunning built-in fireplace. 

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

The back garden features a gas BBQ and serving counter, built-in fireplace and expansive space to fit all your outdoor pieces.

"Throw a ravishing party out here or invite the family for bonding time on those warm summer nights," writes Camber in his listing

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The primary bedroom. 

Upstairs you'll find the bedrooms. 

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The cozy fireplace in the primary bedroom. 

The primary bedroom is complete with a gas fireplace, a wall of windows and an ensuite with tasteful Victorian finishes. 

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

The Murphy bed makes this room versatile. 

The second bedroom has a clever Murphy bed and features double closets for premium storage space.

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

The loft space on the third storey also has a walk-in closet. 

On the third floor is a loft space that is complete with warehouse-style windows and a murphy bed that allows you to use the space in a number of ways.

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

Surrounded by trees that will be covered in lush greenery in the spring, the rooftop patio is a private retreat. 

"The third floor walk out to the deck is one of my favourite things about the house," said Camber. 

10 Bernard Ave. Toronto

The exercise room in the basement also has a Murphy bed should you need to convert it into a guest bedroom. 

There's more living space in the lower level which houses the laundry room, exercise room and a three-piece bathroom. 

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The deep soaker tub in the primary ensuite in the bay window. 

"This is probably one of the cooler houses currently for sale at the moment," concludes Camber, and we couldn't agree more. 

Photos by

Carol W Photography

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