This stunning $4.5 million Toronto home was built by man behind the Isabella Hotel
Built in 1890 behind Lord Carnegie's mansion, this Romanesque Revival home is a stunner.
You'll notice the exterior on the grand Victorian has filigree detail, a slate roof and fish-scale siding.
The first occupant was a J. Lister Nichols who owned Alfred Gardner & Co., which was an arcade according to records.
But more recently, this home has had a stunning renovation to update it into a modern classic.
When you walk into the home you're greeted with soaring 10-foot ceilings and church-worthy stained glass windows.
The staircase with the rich wood banister is another jaw-dropping feature of this old home.
"Although having been beautifully renovated, the owners over the years have all chosen to keep the original 3-storey turned staircase, which is a novelty in this day of renovating 'back to the studs'," realtor Gillian Oxley told blogTO.
The main floor has grand principal rooms with features like cornice mouldings, pocket doors and wood-burning fireplaces.
The high ceilings also add a sense of light and airiness to the home.
The chef-worthy kitchen is timeless with shaker cabinets and stainless steel appliances.
It is also big enough to have a little dining nook.
On the second level of the home is the primary bedroom complete with a Juliette balcony and a spa-like ensuite bathroom.
There's also a family room/office with built-in desks and bookcases.
The home features a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms.
On the third floor, you'll find two additional bedrooms, one of which has another fireplace in it.
And in the basement, you'll find a media room with a guest bedroom.
As for outdoor space, there's a tiered deck and walk-out from the breakfast nook.
It's not the biggest backyard but it is very cute nonetheless.
And location-wise, Oxley says this home can't be beat.
"Of the approximate 1,150 homes in Rosedale, if you want one [where] you can walk to the TTC, Branksome Hall or Yorkville, this would be in the top 10 per cent," she said.
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