Tranquility amid a highly sought-after mainline suburb.
Ivy Lane, a bespoke French country residence, offers truly exceptional finishes with a sophisticated first floor primary suite, a soft neutral color palette and refined interior appointments.
In 2009 the current owner saw to a full conceptual and material remodeling.
Transforming a once traditional brick colonial into an authentic manse style home, utilizing many found pieces from the French country side including a fully automated iron front entry gate as well as reclaimed carved doors found throughout the home. Replacing the former asphalt roof with a handsome Ludowici tile and the original, traditional windows with oversized large panes and floor to ceiling French doors, the transformation was almost complete. Last, to the gardens, with tailored espaliered pears growing alongside colored grasses, old wisteria vines and flowering shrubs highlighting the stone walkways and pebbled drive. Step inside to a welcoming gallery sized transverse foyer taking in views of the rear yard, gardens and pool while connecting the homes formal Living and Dining rooms. Large format, rustic limestone and wide plank white oak floors offer an elegant contrast to the sleek Downsview stainless steel cabinetry and appliances in the sun-filled eat in kitchen. A large outfitted pantry, custom lacquered storage and half bath flow from the 2 car garage and family entrance and beyond to the home office, currently purposed as the gym. On the opposite side of the foyer travel through a solarium styled hallway to the most indulgent of primary suites. The bedroom with a wood burning fireplace, carved surround and dramatic vaulted ceiling opens to a spacious bath with radiantly heated stone floors, large windows and views of and exit to the garden. A seated all glass steam shower, centrally positioned stone soaking tub, wall hung double vanity and separate water closet combine to create more than a bath, a barefoot oasis. Steps away a couture quality dressing room/closet is fashioned in cool grey-blue tones with plush carpet and generous hanging and custom shelving. Truly best described as the primary retreat rather than primary suite space!
A sweeping stair takes you to the second level detailed by pale brick flooring and offering two large bedrooms, extensive closets and another zen-level bath with shower and separate tub. The lower level is large but currently unfinished with a waterproofing system, sink and access to the side yard through Bilco doors. Extraordinary, Idyllic, truly one of a kind and by appointment only