Thinking back to my early childhood, I can still recall the birth of my fascination with housing and home. What started out at age seven as hours spent building Lego houses and drawing floor plans on graph paper, soon became an obsession with magazines that featured articles on design and decorating. By age ten, I was regularly attending as many Open Houses as my dad would take me to, and, by the time I started university, I began cultivating my education towards all facets of housing and home.
In university, my education started with a focus on History of Art and Architecture which fused into a Canadian Social History Degree, focusing the migration patterns of the city's cultural groups, with an emphasis on how they influenced Toronto's housing market from 1860 to 1970. This was in conjunction with an Urban Studies Degree where my thesis, funded by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs, focused on Gentrification in South Riverdale in the 1980s. Next was a Graduate Degree in Environmental Studies that researched the development of Adaptive Re-use Conversions into loft condominium living, which included a fascinating psychographic analysis of its residents.
Few people turn their love of ‘housing and home’ into a multi-disciplinary education and profession as I have, and I've been fortunate to see my career grow in tandem with our collective fascination with shelter. I admit to possessing a healthy obsession on 'Housing as Symbol of Self', which has helped me place consistently as one of Bosley's Top Ten Realtors.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a new home, interesting design ideas, inspiration on how to live better, or simply in need of eye candy, indulging in the guilty pleasure of ‘houseporn’ has evolved into a universal past time. As a real estate professional, I savour the opportunity to showcase homes that are particularly outstanding. Fortunately, I don't have to look far to share one, as one of our current urbaneer.com listings is a truly compelling mixture of classic and contemporary design styles.
If you're a design connoisseur, or on the hunt for a new residence, I encourage you to embrace your inner voyeur and explore 132 Mona Drive! While high-res colour photos paint a beautiful picture, we felt this home deserved more, and so we enlisted the professional videographers at SilverHouse to tell it's story through video as well, including the quality amenities that populate it's neighbourhood! I'm proud to debut the finished product for you - just click the link to the video below:
Special thanks to the videographers at SilverHouse
Can you imagine what life could be lived within these four walls?!
Offered for $1,995,000, 132 Mona Drive is truly a model manse for the successful fusion of design styles. For one fortunate Buyer, this classic contemporary executive residence - boasting the ideal trifecta of a Triple AAA location, a well-proportioned 4+1 bed / 4 bath space plan, high-end materials and finishes - will soon be Home Sweet Home!
Want to see more? My team and I welcome booking a private viewing! Contact firstname.lastname@example.org!
~ Steven and the urbaneer team
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