This property is sold.
124 Manor Avenue, Rockcliffe Park
$2,650,000 Sold

Architect Julian Smith has layered eras to achieve this superb home's magic – an electrifying blend of heritage and contemporary style with a welcome nod to Paris and the belle époque. The result is an elite but unselfconscious home, born to embrace the pleasures of living well. »cont'd

Property for Sale
play video
play video

From the main entrance, discretion rules. Here the century-old façade was conserved with the addition of modestly scaled entry. From the street, nothing distracts: cars are concealed in an underground garage at the rear of the house, where itself and the ramp feature heated flooring! The south facing yard with its towering mature trees seems timeless, a perfect canvass for future gardens.

Enter to a bright but understated reception foyer with heated black slate floors, and closet set behind five-panel French doors. Your first impression is of classic Rockcliffe patrician style. The main hall beyond reinforces the sense of an immaculate vintage home. Detailing is crafted to evoke turn of century warmth, from the timeless wide oak stairway with its Georgian-inspired spindles to the classic window casements and white oak plank flooring. A formal living room invites, with a gas hearth flanked by elegant windows.

The dining room opposite, steps confidently into post modernity with impressive height and bistro style. In a word, it's cool. The room is bright, framed with 3 pane mullioned glass inspired by the great ateliers of Paris. The original home's brick exterior wall serves as an anchor, adding urban panache. Beyond, the home's great south facing deck invites. Summer parties flow.

A butler's pantry invites you to the heart of this home – revealed as a grand open space framed by gorgeous European-style mullioned windows and truly French doors (complete with imported hardware from France.) The kitchen here is beyond celebrity-chef: clean-lined German-import Bulthaup cabinets ooze chic. An epic bar island invites social conviviality. Concealed appliances banish distraction. A vast breakfast table area basks in the light of an atelier-style bay. Space flows easily to the high ceilinged great room with wood hearth. This brilliant family space is a power entertainer too: gatherings of more than a hundred feel un-crowded. You'll see why.

Not to be missed: the exquisite main-floor office/studio with style to spare. Height, balance and impressive studio window and doorway to a private green roof, deck set a new benchmark for home office. Nearby, you'll find a perfect powder room plus a cozy 'offstage' computer nook, ready for homework

Upstairs a traditional aesthetic secures private family space. A wide hall accesses children's bedrooms --each comfortably scaled with ample light and deep double closets. The main bath marries style and practicality with Duravit soaker tub and sinks. A laundry chute and deep linen closet here are touches you'd expect.

Step up to the abundantly private master suite. Space, gabled cathedral ceilings and a regal deep-set 'cube' window steal the show. But details please too: his and her walk in closets each have windows and rich walnut dressing cabinetry. The master bath beckons with a skylight bright walk in shower plus Duravit soaker tub. Heated travertine floors and mosaic backsplash define a perfect spa retreat

On the third floor, the conserved gable roofline now shelters a charming attic office/bedroom plus guest suite with heritage-influenced ensuite. Comfort in the upper floors is engineered via two separate heating and cooling units –one for the upstairs rooms, a second for the main floor and basement.

Admire the fine oak stairway to the basement. The entrance to the underground three bay garage at the back of the home is paired with a large mudroom dressing area – ideal for children's winter wear. The basement is intelligently finished: a large playroom has abundant natural light, plus laundry, wine cellar, workshop, bathroom, sauna and endless storage space.

Quality is a given in this well crafted home. You notice it in details like the consistent and historically correct five panel doors as well as in the superior floorings, moldings, casement details and hardware. It is embedded throughout in solid building craft and the carefully balanced and coherent design. With options open, you'll know: move-in-ready fine homes with this level of taste and style are exceedingly rare. Plan your appointment soon!

124 Manor Avenue 1
124 Manor Avenue 2
124 Manor Avenue 3
124 Manor Avenue 4
124 Manor Avenue 5
124 Manor Avenue 6
124 Manor Avenue 7
124 Manor Avenue 8
124 Manor Avenue 9
124 Manor Avenue 10
124 Manor Avenue 11
124 Manor Avenue 12
124 Manor Avenue 13
124 Manor Avenue 14
124 Manor Avenue 15
124 Manor Avenue 16
124 Manor Avenue 17
124 Manor Avenue 18
124 Manor Avenue 19
124 Manor Avenue 20
124 Manor Avenue 21
124 Manor Avenue 22
124 Manor Avenue 23
124 Manor Avenue 24
124 Manor Avenue 25
124 Manor Avenue 26
124 Manor Avenue 27
124 Manor Avenue 28
124 Manor Avenue 29
124 Manor Avenue 30
124 Manor Avenue 31
124 Manor Avenue 32
124 Manor Avenue 33
124 Manor Avenue 34
124 Manor Avenue 35
124 Manor Avenue 36
124 Manor Avenue 37
124 Manor Avenue 38
124 Manor Avenue 39
124 Manor Avenue 40
124 Manor Avenue 41
124 Manor Avenue 42
124 Manor Avenue 43
124 Manor Avenue 44
124 Manor Avenue 45
124 Manor Avenue 46
124 Manor Avenue 47
124 Manor Avenue 48
124 Manor Avenue 49
124 Manor Avenue 50
124 Manor Avenue 51
124 Manor Avenue 52
124 Manor Avenue 53
124 Manor Avenue 54

Room Dimensions

Kitchen Main 17.06' x 14.02'
Dining Room Main 19.01' x 14.09'
Living Room Main 23.02' x 13.09'
Family Room Main 20.00' x 17.00'
Den Main 14.00' x 12.02'
Partial Bath Main n/a' x n/a'
Eating Area Main 15.04' x 10.04'
Full Bath Second 12.06' x 8.02'
Master Bedroom Second 15.02' x 13.09'
Bedroom Second 14.06' x 11.10'
Bedroom Second 13.03' x 12.03'
Bedroom Second 13.08' x 12.03'
Ensuite 5 pc Second 12.09' x 11.10'
Den/Office Third 21.00' x 12.06'
Bedroom Third 19.03' x 13.04'
Ensuite 4 pc Third 9.10' x 9.02'
Laundry Lower 12.10' x 8.05'
Recreation Room Lower 23.00' x 12.00'