Central Air Conditioning, Dishwasher, Gas Appliances, Kitchen Sink, Microwave Oven, Refrigerator, Stainless Steel, Washer & Dryer.
Air Conditioning, All Drapes, Furnace, Hardwood Flooring, Mirrored Closet Doors, Walk-In Closet, Washer and dryer.
Family Room, Foyer, Kitchen/Dining Combo, Laundry Room, Living Room, Separate Family Room.
Deck, Street Lights, Wood Fence.
The Cabbagetown Lanehouse, Reimagined
East of Parliament Street, tucked behind a row of heritage homes and down a private mutual drive, you’ll find an utterly distinctive Cabbagetown lanehouse. An architect and designer duo have transformed a semi-detached 1890 coachhouse on an expansive 24’ X 146’ lot into a serene modern masterpiece.
The property has four distinct zones. First is the fenced front yard, with mature trees that provide privacy year-round. Pass underneath the archway (sharing a common wall with neighbouring coachhouse 306 1/2 Wellesley) and continue down the gravel drive along the west side. The house was completely gutted and rebuilt over the last nine years, and incorporates an addition at the back that virtually doubled the living area. A crawl space was included under the addition, to provide the option of adding a basement level at a later time.
A lush wall of thick cedars screens the rear terrace/entertainment area, complete with an outdoor kitchen with sink, gas BBQ hookup and outdoor speakers. Extensive landscaping at the back includes specimen tulip tree, Japanese maples, dogwood and perennial shrubs, with raised concrete planters. Finally, there is a detached new two-car garage with sliding barn doors, with ample storage and extra parking for two guest vehicles in front. Atop the garage at treetop level is the last surprise – an extremely private 500 sq. ft. rooftop deck!
Enter the house itself via the side door or back. Airy and light-filled, the kitchen/dining area is the heart of this home. Floor-to-ceiling Pella Architect Series windows and doors and two second-storey skylights wash the whole room in an ever-changing lightscape. Natural materials and industrial accents delight the eye and blend seamlessly: beech kitchen island and cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and countertop, honed-limestone floor and 3/4 inch cherry hardwood floors, wide cherry wood staircase with glass panels and stainless steel railings. A minimalist aesthetic expressed in thoughtful details and intelligent design has created a wonderful spirit. This is a happy house.
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