As a realtor specializing in the Innovative Space marketplace for 26 years, I know first hand how challenging it is to find domestic design which is elevated beyond convention and big box store fixtures and finishes. And I also understand how rare it is to find homes which marry comfort, smart design, and on-trend styling. Which is why I love the aesthetic of this recently constructed dwelling, which offers the compelling fusion of crisp white walls, warm wood neutrals and graphic accents. This modern residence incorporates classic timeless materials into a new domestic language of contemporary comfort.
Welcome to 38 Foxley Street!
While luxury real estate in Toronto has historically been offered in more uptown neighbourhoods, there's been a shift of domestic dwellers who want to live as close to the action and amenities of downtown as possible, without sacrificing space, finishings or a village lifestyle. This has resulted in an increase in the number of downtown properties being razed and rebuilt, or substantially reinvented, to cater to a new level of high-end urban bliss!
Houses are dynamic, pushed through an evolution by time, taste, and neccesary renovations. As years pass, a home ages into obsolescence, creating an the opportunity for it to become a new version of itself. This is precisely the case with 38 Foxley Street; it is a completely re-imagined, re-created home, propelled from outmoded roots into a crisp thoughtfully-executed contemporary dwell. This home is all about architectural acuity and is impressive in and of itself. However, it also happens a unique instance when 'right place' intersects 'right time'. Conveniently located near premium shops, restaurants, and countless sought-after amenities, this standout home thrives on the edge of what was called one of the hippest and most liveable neighbourhoods in the world by Vogue and the Economist!
This neighbourhood is full or eateries and hot spots you will want to come back to over and over. Imagine stepping out to grab your favourite cup of java from Luna Cafe, meeting up with friends at The Bristol Pub, spending an afternoon at the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art or Lower Ossington Theatre, or picking up a healthy snack at Bolt Fresh Bar. Plus this property is only half a block from Ossington Avenue where a burgeoning art gallery scene and stylin’ social stops are popping up amidst the traditional Portuguese bakers and butchers still serving their long-established clientele. We recommend Pizzeria Libretto! For those seeking green a pet-friendly space that’s close to home, look no further than the off leash zone at Trinity Bellwoods Park, which also boasts a weekly organic market, skating rink, tennis courts and community centre with swimming pool.. It’s all in walking distance to this spectacular home. And for those who have to hit the road, the 505 Dundas streetcar is a minute away, operating every 10 minutes or better, all day, every day. Alternatively, the 501 Queen Streetcar also runs for 24 hours, and can get you all the way to Long Branch in Etobicoke, and The Beach in the East End. If you prefer to move around the city by car, Queen West offers easy access to Lakeshore Boulevard, the Gardiner Expressway and the Don Valley Parkway. Need a Car2Go? There are three pick-up spots located in walking distance to choose from. How amazing is that?
Another asset-boosting amenity option? Whether you need them or not, being in proximity to reputable schools is an attractive feature to future buyers, which will only preserve and improve your asset value. Within walking distance, there's Senhor Santo Cristo Catholic School, Givins-Shaw Junior Public School, Queen Street Child Care Centre, St. Luke Catholic School, and Alexander Muir/Gladstone Jr. & Sr. Public School. For those with kids, this is a coveted neighbourhoods for family life, with its engaging community spirit and stellar village life.
From the moment you approach this 4-bed, 4-bath home, the dramatic exterior and contrasting light bright interior set the stage for chic luxe living. We love the visually-arresting metal and glass staircase, which instantly conveys that this modern dwelling is both comfortable and chic, outfitted with quality, high-calibre finishes.
The entertainment level unfolds in a series of articulated living spaces; the gracious front room with charming streetscape vista is currently set up as a formal sitting room, though it offers versatility to suit. With soaring 10 foot ceilings, recessed lighting, expansive walls to accommodate your art collection, and some bespoke custom details, this room is ready for you to create your own special paradise. Bleached wide-plank oak floors draw you through the living/dining space, into the heart of the home - a fabulous kitchen combined with a sun-soaked family room, perfect for entertaining or everyday functionality!
The standout statement piece in this space is the glass-enclosed temperature controlled wine cellar! Wow! The entire kitchen maintains a contemporary clean-lined feel, with a wealth of neatly concealed storage; you'll never want for storage space with an entire wall of built-ins (including a pantry, a second coat closet, and even a built-in cappuccino machine) as well as the contrasting light and dark contemporary cabinetry. What isn't hidden away is proudly on display, like the sparkling high-end stainless steel appliance suite! Dominating the centre of the space is an impressive Caesarstone-topped island, with undermount sink and seating for 6 - how amazing is that? The family room beyong is bathed in natural light from large window and a walk-out to the outdoor dining area, rear yard, and heated double car garage. Its wealth of features include a single-piece 10x 5.5 foot Caesarstone wall surrounding a 48-inch Napolean gas fireplace, built-in display shelving, and a large wall mounted television with surround sound that will make family movie night a delight!
On the second level, you'll find three generous bedrooms with plenty of built-in closet space and a tranquil 5-piece spa washroom. Forget cramped laundry closets; this floor features an impressive laundry room outfitted with two walls of cabinetry, laundry sink and a concealed washer/dryer. Ascending to the third level, you'll find one of my favourite spaces, and arguably the gem of this modern home: a sprawling master suite! You enter into the sitting area (that uniquley boasts a wet bar!) which then opens into the decadent bedroom. Ever dreamed of enjoying the romantic warmth of a gas fireplace from bed? Look no further! And the tree-top balcony affords some stunning south city vistas! In addition to His and Hers closets, there's a skylit dressing room which connects to the decadent 5-piece washroom. This relaxing retreat offers heated floors, a soaker tub, built-in TV, steam shower, and - get this - a personal sauna! Talk about luxury!
Rounding out this high-end home is the expansive lower level, decked out with a home theatre, a wet bar and a feature wall with yet another gas fireplace! A convenient 3-piece washroom shares the space, as does a storage room and mechanical room. It should be noted that all levels are well-equipped to facilitate any and all current and future technologies. You can manage the home from your phone anywhere in the world or from the built-in iPad in the wall. Some of the featured systems include a Nest thermostat, in-ceiling speakers, and even four security cameras.
This masterpiece must be seen for its calibre to be truly appreciated. Luckily, you can explore the property with a neat-o 3D walkthrough, here!
For more info or to book a viewing, contact Steven Fudge at email@example.com!
Is Trinity Bellwoods or West Queen West the neighbourhood for you? Check out our Neighbourhood Page on West Queen West including a great flavour video, the city census profiles, plus several of our blogs on local amenities! Or check out our other Neighbourhood Pages and see why we love Toronto's diversity!
*Presented with the permission of our colleague at Sage Real Estate Ltd.SOLD