54 Spruce Street Toronto

This $5 million Toronto home looks like a gingerbread house with dazzling twists inside

Behind this 1870s Victorian-era cottage is the most delightful modern home. 

"Over my past 40 years in real estate I have never seen a renovation like 54 Spruce Street," said realtor Richard Silver. 

The four bedroom, four bathroom home was renovated in 2013 by architect Paul Dowsett from Sustainable.To, and the builder was Modus Vivendi.

54 Spruce Street Toronto

The family room opens out to the backyard. 

It incorporates over 4,300-square-feet of living space over three levels. 

54 Spruce Street Toronto

The formal living room. 

The main floor is open concept with plenty of options for entertaining.

54 Spruce Street Toronto

The dining room. 

From the formal living and dining room to the family room and kitchen, they all work together to create a beautiful and welcoming space no matter where you perch.

54 Spruce Street Toronto

The open plan main floor also has office space. 

"The openness creates a truly zen atmosphere," Silver told blogTO.

54 Spruce Street Toronto

The gardens with a self-cleaning Hydropool hot tub and heated outdoor shower.

You'll notice the warm teak wood features throughout the home, which also adds to the zen feel of the spaces.

54 Spruce Street Toronto

The kitchen islaand has added storage on both sides. 

The kitchen is complete with high-end appliances and has a large waterfall island for informal dining. 

54 Spruce Street Toronto

There's also a gas BBQ in the backyard. 

The main floor also meshes the indoors and outdoors perfectly as it opens directly into the back garden which transports you into another universe. 

54 Spruce Street Toronto

A city oasis. 

The garden itself is 4,000-square-feet and has a hot tub, gas fire pit and plenty of mature trees that make it feel like you're in your own forest. 

54 Spruce Street Toronto

 An office/bedroom and two other bedrooms share the large second bathroom and laundry room. 

On the second floor you have the bedrooms. 

54 Spruce Street Toronto

The primary bedroom with lots of natural light.

The primary bedroom has a stunning teak feature wall that is actually a screen for the dressing room.

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The soaker tub with a view. 

The primary bedroom also has a stunning ensuite bathroom with double showers and a soaker tub all looking out over the garden. 

54 Spruce Street Toronto

The basement. 

There's more living space in the basement with a large recreation room, a fourth bedroom and a second kitchen. 

54 Spruce Street Toronto

The backyard at night is even more stunning!

The home is listed for $4,988,000.

Photos by

Mark Wilson

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