Combine a historic, well-established neighbourhood, the intent to preserve the rich architectural language of a century-old school, and infill dreams that pay tribute to the scale and quality of its muse. Give the reins to super-team Charlesfort and Barry Hobin – a star is born. Home is within the Annex, a group of five refined, Parisienne-style freehold townhomes built in conjunction with the Gables and the Cottages to create a stylish neighbourhood trifecta. Maple trees preserved, corner park added, the award-winning paragon of urban infill blends seamlessly into the existing New Edinburgh streetscape. »cont'd
Find the private entryway recessed, flanked by the symmetry of neighbouring archways. The street line proximity with laneway garage access reads urbane, Euro-chic, and on point in every way. A custom door leads inside, where an extra-large foyer off the private entrance sets the unit apart. A mirrored pocket door leaves the den in privacy – invaluable as a home office or third bedroom, the neighbouring three-piece bathroom takes the main floor's function above and beyond. Nearby, the rubberized garage floor, parking for two, and storage below highlights the home's functionality.
Up the oak staircase is the heart of the home – find sumptuous living space at its most elegant. Eleven-foot ceilings in the open-concept space necessitate sky-high loft windows – the space obliges, with private treetop views over the street below. Head to the double balcony with an espresso in hand to start the day with a European vibe; watch the world go by. Also in the living room, a raised granite hearth leaves the gas fireplace front and centre and custom built-ins and pot lighting accentuate the room's scale, serving both design and functional purposes. The design is mirrored in the dining room for a cohesive mood; a custom built-in server and pot lighting designate the dining space and create an exquisite focal point in the open room.
Kitchen finishes and world-class tools tout custom work space from head to toe. A fluid, curving island showcases granite countertops with pride; solid cherry cabinetry warms with rich wood tones. The tools of the trade are purely pro – Dacor Ceran cooktop and pop-up hood, built-in SubZero fridge and wine cooler – industry leaders like these serve dinner in style. A rear off-kitchen balcony and gas hook-up is designated as grilling zone; position-perfect for the barbeque.
Upstairs, the master bedroom aptly steals natural light from full-length windows; with sleeping quarters set above the treeline, elusive privacy and verdant views have never felt so achievable. The frosted pocket door to the ensuite bathroom culminates in a truly tranquil spa experience. The glass-enclosed steam shower boasts a large footprint; dimmers on soft lighting and chandelier eye candy is universally flattering and much-appreciated. Gleaming granite countertops and wall-length mirror serve to reflect light and extend space. The floor's second bedroom and ensuite bathroom with soaker tub leaves residents or guests more than satisfied. Stacked laundry lies in the hallway.
Upstairs, a loft vibe and smart windows allow for maximal light and serenity. Terrace access leads to a private alfresco haven – secluded and well-equipped with water and gas hookup, privacy walls, built-ins, awning and room for a crowd. Share it with friends or keep it all to yourself – it's a tough call.
Pragmatic needs are met in spades – snow removal makes maintenance-free dwelling a reality and out-of-town travel so much less hassle. At the door, find an authentic neighbourhood in its purest form – a vibrant, rich existence that gets better as years pass. Stanley Park's year-round diversions, and the neighbourhood's annual festivals, pet-friendly vibe and community charm make the 'burgh the epitome of village living. Take the step – make it home today!
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Headboard in Master Bedroom & Guest Bedroom
Central Air Conditioning