57 Elm Ave. Toronto

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. 

It was built by Jeremiah Bedford, who also built Isabella Hotel on Sherbourne Street, and features plenty of historic charm and details. 

You'll notice the exterior on the grand Victorian has filigree detail, a slate roof and fish-scale siding.  

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The home office off the family room. 

The first occupant was a J. Lister Nichols who owned Alfred Gardner & Co., which was an arcade according to records.

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The family room on the second floor. 

But more recently, this home has had a stunning renovation to update it into a modern classic. 

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The foyer. 

When you walk into the home you're greeted with soaring 10-foot ceilings and church-worthy stained glass windows. 

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The front entrance and staircase. 

The staircase with the rich wood banister is another jaw-dropping feature of this old home.

57 Elm Ave. TorontoThe turned staircase. 

"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.

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The living room. 

The main floor has grand principal rooms with features like cornice mouldings, pocket doors and wood-burning fireplaces. 

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The dining room. 

The high ceilings also add a sense of light and airiness to the home. 

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The kitchen.

The chef-worthy kitchen is timeless with shaker cabinets and stainless steel appliances. 

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The breakfast nook. 

It is also big enough to have a little dining nook. 

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The primary bedroom. 

On the second level of the home is the primary bedroom complete with a Juliette balcony and a spa-like ensuite bathroom. 

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The built-in desk and bookcases in the office. 

There's also a family room/office with built-in desks and bookcases. 

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The third-floor bathroom. 

The home features a total of four bedrooms and four bathrooms. 

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One of the bedrooms. 

On the third floor, you'll find two additional bedrooms, one of which has another fireplace in it. 

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The rec room in the basement. 

And in the basement, you'll find a media room with a guest bedroom.

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The back patio. 

As for outdoor space, there's a tiered deck and walk-out from the breakfast nook. 

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The primary bedroom ensuite. 

It's not the biggest backyard but it is very cute nonetheless. 

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The guest bedroom. 

And location-wise, Oxley says this home can't be beat.

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

Another bedroom. 

"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.

57 Elm Ave. Toronto

The backyard. 

The home is currently listed for $4,595,000 – down from $4,895,000 earlier in October. 

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