With a cosmopolitan vibe, world-class restaurants, multiple winning sports teams, galleries, museums and multicultural neighborhoods, Toronto is the New York City of Canada.
On top of that, Toronto consistently ranks as one of the most livable big cities in the world and one of the safest. Its leafy streets create a hybrid location for sophisticated city lovers who appreciate a small-town feel.
Gorgeous neighborhoods are among Toronto’s other assets, and York Mills ranks at the very top in terms of prestige. This is not a neighborhood of entry-level homes. York Mills is among the most affluent postal codes in Toronto.
Among the standout residences now for sale there is a five-bedroom, seven-bath home that was recently redesigned by leading Toronto architect Richard Wengle. The red brick and stone home on Highland Crescent is art gallery-stylish but with the warmth of wood trim and large windows that bring in the sun even on wintery days.
Entry is through a grand foyer and sweeping staircase that sets a regal tone for more than 8,500 square feet of space. The floors are marble tile and hardwood. Fireplaces and custom cabinetry are everywhere. The kitchen is decked out with modern appliances, a kitchen island and breakfast area that connects to the outdoor terrace.
Also on the main floor is a library with built-ins and other inviting living spaces.
Bedrooms and bathrooms on the second floor are spacious, particularly the primary suite with generous storage spaces plus two walk-in closets and a fireplace. The bathrooms are marble and modern.
The expansive lower level is linked to the outdoors by a private staircase that allows light to stream indoors. The partially below-grade area contains a state-of-the-art theater, gym, rec room, laundry and nanny suite with a small kitchen.
The walk-in glass wine cellar is both beautiful and functional, like the house itself. The residence includes parking for six vehicles.
Renowned schools, parks and the shops of York Mills are nearby. Downtown Toronto, with its many businesses and amusements, is about 12 kilometers or close to 7 miles away.
Barry Cohen of Barry Cohen Homes is the listing agent for 148 Highland Crescent in Toronto. The asking price is CA $8.38 million or about US $6.26 million.