98 Blythwood Road
This is one of those once in a lifetime opportunities. 98 Blythwood Road is a most coveted estate surrounded by the most prestigious neighbourhoods in Toronto. This spectacular historically designated property is an extraordinary Victorian jewel, rarely constructed in the Lawrence Park/Sherwood Park area. Its stunning traditional front façade and lovingly renovated, restored interior offers over 5000 square feet of above ground living space.
All the classic characteristics of a grand Victorian are present in what would have been the original home. The foyer is a formal space that highlights many of the architectural details of the period. The 11 foot ceilings, original mouldings and a transom window at the front door are most welcoming. Off the foyer is a perfectly positioned powder room, formal living room and cozy home office. The living room is a gracious space with incredible character and offers two bay windows and an original wood burning fireplace with marble mantle. The office space can function as needed. The custom built-in and inviting fireplace make for an ideal reading room, library or as an additional TV room.
The massive formal dining room is a great spot to entertain friends and family. Wainscotting and the ceiling mouldings mirror the traditional characteristics of a Victorian principal room. However, this room also has impeccable flow and connects perfectly to the outdoor patio and more casual family space. The dining room is connected to the renovated kitchen through the must-have butler’s pantry/serving station. The eat-in kitchen utilizes every inch of available space. The beadboard custom cabinetry extends to full height and the centre island grounds the space and functions as additional prep space and as a breakfast bar. Not to be overlooked is the casual breakfast nook for everyday meals.
The kitchen is open to the sun-filled family room. This rear addition has a beautiful window bank that also includes a walk-out to the back garden and pool. The custom built-in and heated hardwood floor makes this a relaxed hangout space. This room also connects to a mud room that is essential when coming into the house from the pool deck.
Finally, the atrium addition positioned discreetly at the front of the house to the left of the formal living room is a special space. Incredible attention to detail was taken care in the design of the curved north and south facing windows. Currently this space is used as a games room, but could also function as a music room or as a splendid library. An open staircase leads to a private walkout and to a lower level recreation space that could also function as a media room or guest quarters.
In total eight bedrooms and three full bathrooms, plus a laundry room comprise the second and third floors of this massive estate. The official master bedroom is on the second floor. This room keeps to the era with high ceilings, beautiful moulding details and a picturesque bay window. A double closet, built-in shelving and 5-piece ensuite bathroom are recent upgrades. The 5-piece bathroom has neutral finishing such as white beadboard, marble tiles, separate glass enclosed shower and the clawfoot bathtub is the perfect reminder of this home's vintage. Four more spacious bedrooms, each with ample closet space, share a renovated 3-piece bathroom. Sought after second floor laundry can also be checked off the wish list..
The third floor offers three additional bedrooms and a 3-piece bathroom. If desired, there would be potential to create a sensational master suite or fabulous recreation room the whole family could enjoy.
As mentioned above, there is a finished recreation room in the lower level addition that presents plenty of useful opportunities. The rest of the lower level has been utilized for storage, including a cedar closet and to manage the home's mechanics and utilities.
If owning a rare midtown Victoran is not enough, the property that surrounds this home is the envy of the neighbourhood. The 75 x 211 foot lot is most attractive with mature trees and a stately natural stone circular driveway. Parking is not a problem, given the immense driveway and the double car garage. All the bells and whistles of a home of this caliber can be found in the backyard. Lush greenery surrounds the property. The massive entertainers flagstone patio is perfection. There is room for lounge seating around the wood burning outdoor fireplace and a dining area alongside the outdoor kitchen. The whole family will enjoy the swimming pool in the hot summer months and the kids will love the shaded outdoor playset.
98 Blythwood Road is centrally located and just steps to Sherwood Park and the ravine trails of Blythwood Ravine. Yonge Street is a short walk away and offers access to the TTC and midtown's best shops and restaurants. It is a quick commute downtown via Mount Pleasant Road and only a short distance north to the 401. Located in the catchment area for some of midtown’s best public schools- Blythwood and North Toronto, as well as easy access to Toronto’s best private schools. This urban location offers a tremendous amount of neighbourhood amenities.
Enjoy your tour! Please refer to the complete list of features and inclusions that comprise this charming Sherwood Park home