“Once we first walked into this house we fell in love with it, because it was perfectly laid out with incredible attention to detail and functional design selections, with the very best quality of materials,” says homeowner Tom McGillis.
“Once we renovated it, all we needed to do was improve the house’s energy efficiency, adding insulation, an EV charger and a solar array. The south facing front roof delivers enough solar energy to chop our Hydro bills in half,” McGillis says.
With a restored heritage exterior, this two-storey Victorian row house positioned in Toronto’s trendy Cabbagetown neighbourhood incorporates a modern and brilliant open-concept predominant floor with wide plank oak hardwood floors, and a completely finished lower level with a recreation room with built-in speakers and an additional bedroom.
“We survive a quiet street with great neighbours that’s in proximity to the most effective that Cabbagetown has to supply,” says McGillis.
The house is a brief walk to Riversdale Park and Riverdale Farm, in addition to many restaurants, shops, schools, and public transit, and affords quick access to the Don Valley Pkwy.
Says listing agent Christian Vermast: “This easy-to-maintain home packs luxury into every square inch. It’s ideal for busy singles or couples who don’t need to sacrifice world-class design and finishes, but don’t require an immense space.
“The second floor features two skylights, and there are numerous built-ins throughout. As well, the fenced backyard patio has enough room for each lounging and dining,” says Vermast.
The home has an all-red brick façade with arched brick work over the windows and front entrance, an interlocking brick walkway, a small front yard with gardens and wrought-iron surround fencing, and solar panels on the roof.
Walking through the front door, you notice the transom window above it as you pass into the dining room, which comprises a hardwood floor, two windows with California shutters, a up to date chandelier, pot lights, built-in cabinetry with a quartz counter, and built-in recessed floating shelves, against a marble accent wall.
The kitchen is nestled between the dining room and the lounge.
Highlights include an island/breakfast bar and marble counter with “waterfall” features on either side, a double sink and a suspended light above. There’s custom cabinetry with drawer organizers, high-end appliances, a cement accent wall, a hardwood floor, pot lights and a big pantry.
Through the kitchen, on the rear of the house, is the lounge. It showcases a hardwood floor; a linear gas fireplace, with river rocks at the underside; built-in speakers; hidden cabinetry; and floating shelves. A sliding-glass door walkout stretches across the back wall.
Stairs from the lounge result in the second floor, and there’s a skylight within the hall. The predominant bedroom is on the rear of the house and has a wall-to-wall window that overlooks the backyard. The room incorporates a hardwood floor, a big modern suspended light, two double closets, a dressing area with one other double closet, built-in drawers and a marble counter, and a five-piece ensuite with a big skylight.
The second bedroom has two double closets, two windows, and a hardwood floor. A 3-piece bathroom and a laundry room complete this level of the house.
The recreation room, on the lower level, is provided with broadloom on the ground, built-in cupboards and shelves, and built-in speakers.
Also, within the basement is a bedroom with two double closets and a three-piece bathroom.
To have a take a look at this property please contact the listing agents Paul Maranger and Christian Vermast, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage, 416-960-9995; www.paulandchristianassociates.com
352 Wellesley St. E.
Location: Wellesley St. E. and Parliament St., Cabbagetown
Asking price: $2,295,000
Size: About 1,484 sq. ft., plus about 742 sq. ft. finished lower level
Lot: 16-by-94 feet, no garage, lane drive, parking for 2 small cars
Taxes: $7,330 (2022)
Bedrooms: Two plus one