94 Amelia Street | Central Toronto - Cabbagetown
This spectacular fully detached century home on a premier street is a jewel nestled in prime Cabbagetown! Superbly designed & decorated with a custom interior by Powell & Bonnell, this grand home has been a feature on the Historic Homes tour and was showcased in Canadian House and Home Magazine. With expansive rooms, a separate third floor guest suite, a stunning in-ground plunge pool and parking for four cars, 94 Amelia is a turnkey opportunity for professionals wishing to live a luxury lifestyle close to the downtown core with all the benefits of a mature neighbourhood.
This spectacular fully detached century home on a premier street is a jewel nestled in prime Cabbagetown! Superbly designed & decorated with a custom interior by Powell & Bonnell, this grand home has been a feature on the Historic Homes tour and was showcased in Canadian House & Home Magazine. With expansive rooms, a separate third floor guest suite, a stunning in-ground plunge pool and parking for four cars, 94 Amelia is a turnkey opportunity for professionals wishing to live a luxury lifestyle close to the downtown core with all the benefits of a mature neighbourhood.
Bordered by parkland on three sides in the Cabbagetown North Heritage Conservation District, Amelia Street is lined with houses in late-Victorian styles and charming historic ‘worker's cottages', lovingly tended by their preservation-conscious owners. The treed street is just steps to Wellesley Park - for both dog lovers and children, as well as the beautiful Riverdale Park West - home to picnic tables, wading pool, walking/bike paths, the Farmer's Market, the annual Cabbagetown Festival, and of course the perennial favourite Riverdale Farm. Admission is free and there are acres of wooded land, fun kids' activities and numerous farm animals. Joggers, in-line skaters and nature enthusiasts are just minutes away from the Lower Don Bikeway, an off-street bike path linking with the Rosedale Valley bike path and the Martin Goodman Trail.
94 Amelia is optimally located close to all the action, yet in a quiet, shady enclave lending a feeling of privacy and stability. Residents enjoy the luxury of walking to Parliament's thriving mix of coffee houses, shops and restaurants, while daily household needs are easily met with big box stores and professional services closer to the Yonge Street and Sherbourne area. Avid foodies will appreciate the many exotic restaurants, including the acclaimed Provence Delices at the foot of the street.
For the environmentally conscious, transportation is convenient from Wellesley Street, with the bus service making connections to Wellesley subway and Bay Street to the west and Castle Frank subway to the east - though Castle Frank subway is an especially beautiful short walk. Carlton Street to the south offers 24-hour streetcar access. For motorists travelling in and out of the city, the DVP and Lake Shore Boulevard are only minutes away.
Quaint traditional curb appeal, complete with decorative wood fencing and latticework, is a little deceiving as it looks fairly modest until you step inside this dazzling home. Built well over 100 years ago it has been thoughtfully brought into the 21st century. Leafy annual and perennial gardens, including growing young trees, are divided by an interlocking flagstone walkway which leads to the old fashioned wood porch - with a wonderfully secluded feel perfect for enjoying the outdoors undisturbed by street activity.
Upon entry a separate coat closet is found, perfect for storing outerwear. The dramatic 10 foot ceiling height, detailed wainscoting, impressive front hall staircase, numerous pot lights on dimmers, and 8 foot doors and doorways add to the immediate ambience of grandeur. The luxurious formal dining room is separated from the living room by the original butler's back staircase with polished ornamental wood railing, convenient for accessing the second level from the living room. The dining room has numerous windows with California shutters, and features crown moldings, a ceiling medallion, and elegant dark stained hardwood floors also found in the living room. An elegant two piece powder room is convenient for guests accessed from the hallway.
The modern eat-in kitchen with many windows features loads of updated cabinetry, oversized built in stainless steel appliances including a new Fischer & Paykel refrigerator, ample countertops plus a large double stainless steel corner sink add more meal prep/clean-up space. The built-in sideboard will be particularly appreciated for storing extra dinner services! Soaring ceilings with pot lights ensure the airy room is well lit. The attached breakfast room is open to the kitchen, and has floor to ceiling windows overlooking the front porch and gardens for a refreshing burst of light in the morning. There is a built-in sound system through the main level with speakers on their own volume control in kitchen and living room.
The magnificent living room is anchored by a stunning wood burning fireplace - a vivid focal point for the room. Sparkling dark stained hardwood floors provide rich contrast to the sophisticated décor and are illuminated by natural light flooding in from a wall of paned windows, as well as by the artfully placed halogen lights. French doors from the living room open onto the lush rear gardens, where an explosion of fragrant flowering trees, bushes and plants surround interlocking brick and slate paths. The beautiful patio and park-like setting provides plenty of space for entertaining with built in outdoor speakers - or for lounging beside the award-winning, in-ground stone accented plunge pool! The pool fits well into the natural environment and is heated with filter. There is a great cabana for quick change for guests built-in in the spacious double garage. The front and back gardens feature convenient in-ground sprinklers and garden lighting.
The well decorated spacious master bedroom on the second floor at the rear of the house is bathed in natural light from two huge windows and the French doors that open onto the splendid deck. This remarkable outdoor space features delicate fencing and offers a clear view of trees and the cityscape. The master bedroom itself is a king sized retreat with shining hardwood floors, custom mill work, built-in headboard, tall ceilings and two double closets, perfect for organizing ample wardrobes. A luxurious five piece spa bath is a richly gleaming expanse of hardwood, wainscoting, glass and marble. The separate tempered glass-enclosed shower ceramic tiled stall plus the deep Jacuzzi tub gives a choice daily on how to have a pleasant pampering experience. An extra-large vanity and mirror, plus plenty of well placed cabinetry, ensure two can share.
The immense family room completes the second level, with an eye-catching vaulted cathedral ceiling, a second cozy wood burning fireplace, and floor to ceiling windows. The perfect place for multimedia entertainment, there are built-in cabinets for storing movies, games and toys, as well as a built-in wall unit which includes the built-in 65" TV complete with surround sound.
As an added bonus, the third floor of this restored Victorian continues the preferred good tall ceiling height and has been designed as the ultimate guest suite! The spacious bedroom is elegant with crown moldings and the same impeccable hardwood floors found throughout the house; it opens onto a roomy balcony of its own, for wonderfully decadent privacy, and features its own sparkling four piece bath and massive walk in closet. The upper hall overlooks the family room below.
For a Victorian the lower level is a rare added bonus as the full basement is high and dry, and has been professionally dug-out for extra tall ceilings, and is ready to be finished for more living space. It includes a huge walk in storage closet with shelves, a workshop, and a separate laundry room. There is potential for an oversized recreation area, home office or workout room.
Other amenities of this stunningly crafted home: The property has been equipped with plenty of extra hydro capacity, as the previous owners had a first class Holiday light display! In Cabbagetown, the separate double garage with remote door off the lane is a rarity; add the separated deeded owned parcel of land behind the home with parking for 2 more cars, and the dreaded downtown parking is a breeze.
Offered at $1,139,000.