Amazing Rockcliffe Park Estate Property
This is an unrivalled estate property in what is arguably the best location in the Village of Rockcliffe Park. This residence was designed by renowned British architect A.J. Hazelgrove in 1932 for the granddaughters of lumber baron Henry Franklin Bronson. In 2007, the current owners undertook an incredible renovation and expansion to more than 8,000 square feet. This sympathetic renovation was completed by architect Barry Hobin, with the gardens designed and brought to fruition by world-renowned landscape architect Ron Holbrook.
This home is situated in the heart of the Old Village on a beautiful, south-facing 32,776-square-foot lot. From the gas lamps that highlight the gardens to the elegant stone exterior wall that defines the property, the quality and meticulous attention to detail both on the inside and outside of this property are abundantly evident.
The front hallway provides beautiful sightlines to the principal main floor rooms. Light filters through a stained-glass feature window on the main staircase and plays across the quarter sawn oak floors. The living room is luxurious with grasscloth wallpaper, a custom fireplace and views of the private backyard. The dining room is breathtaking with a limestone fireplace and views of the perfect gardens bordered by their own stone wall.
A butler’s pantry caters to convenient entertaining. The large Downsview kitchen is simply extraordinary, featuring top-end appliances by Sub-Zero and Miele. The kitchen floor and counters are of Jerusalem limestone and the floors are heated. The incomparable family room/glass conservatory off the kitchen offers amazing light and private garden views. This bespoke conservatory was created in England and is equipped with uplighting. French doors offer access to the gardens via the conservatory and the kitchen. The incredible Ron Holbrook-designed gardens offer walkways, an orchestra pad, pavilion, water features and a large terrace with a pergola.
Accessible via Acacia Avenue for privacy, the tiled and heated triple garage is a car lover’s dream and separated from the road by an automatic gate. The garage has inside access to the limestone-clad back foyer with its powder room and mudroom closet. A wainscoted loft above the garage is currently used as a fitness room and would make an ideal playroom or guest/in-law suite. There is a rough-in for a bathroom or kitchenette.
The second floor carries through the theme of outstanding quality. The library is cosseted by custom cork walls by Schumacher and has coffered ceilings, a fireplace and a picturesque Juliette balcony. The impressive master suite features finely upholstered walls, a walk-in closet and the most gorgeous ensuite bathroom with two sinks and heated floors. With Waterworks fixtures, a polished nickel tub and a shower, this bathroom is stunning. There is a water closet with a toilet, bidet and custom cabinetry. There is another bedroom suite on the second floor with an extraordinary ensuite bathroom with Waterworks fixtures and tiles. Also on this floor are a laundry room with a Miele washer and dryer and a powder room. A walk-in closet and linen closet complete the level.
The third floor has two bedrooms, a study, a theatre room with surround sound, and a breathtaking Waterworks bathroom.
The main floor and basement are accessible via two separate staircases. The basement has a 1000-bottle wine cellar and a workroom with a built-in sink and plenty of storage space. This smart home has a state-of-the-art Control 4 security system enabling remote heat/air conditioning control, lighting adjustment and alarm system monitoring.
This property is an extraordinary offering. Situated on a large lot in the centre of the Old Village with outstandingly appointed gardens, this impeccable home has been meticulously crafted and is unparalleled.
- Central Air Conditioning
- Treed Lot