This French Provincial chateau in Toronto, Ontario, seems to be as if it might simply be set within the south of France.
But it’s an ocean away — throughout the road from the Toronto Botanical Backyard in a North York group often called The Bridle Path. As soon as farmland, the leafy upscale neighborhood is as we speak sown with gated multimillion-dollar estates.
A stone and wrought-iron entry gate opens to the property, which encompasses two acres of manicured gardens containing a swimming pool and a sports activities courtroom.
At greater than 20,000 sq. ft, the mansion has a grandeur and class in line with these of the proverbial Joneses. Its traditional attractiveness are the work of the present house owners and customized house builder and designer Joe Brennan.
A fountain sits outdoors the arched double-door entry. Ivy-clad turrets and a mansard-style roof with dormer home windows adorn the stone façade.
A cathedral ceiling and an ornate open fireside hearth set the tone within the lobby. The room accesses the principle residing areas, which characteristic excessive ceilings, leaded home windows, strong oak doorways and fireplaces. Intricate ceiling moldings, millwork and stone flooring add to the character.
The lobby opens to a paneled library as effectively, the place wide-plank hardwood flooring, an ornamental ceiling molding and a fuel hearth with a carved marble mantle and stone fireside are among the many particulars. A French door results in the stone terrace and gardens.
The kitchen adjoins a light-filled rotunda breakfast room and a butler’s pantry. Options embrace a heated terracotta tile ground, glass-front show cupboards, pendant lights and granite counter tops. The middle island has double sinks. A recessed paneled archway results in a service corridor.
The inside of the front-facing turret has stone partitions, stairs and a wrought iron handrail. A rotunda-style sitting room off the master suite occupies the highest degree of the again turret.
The uppermost ground is meant for recreation with a billiard room and an indoor hockey rink. A media room and a wine cellar are amongst different residing areas.
Additionally on the grounds are a pool home with a rest room and a separate two-bedroom condo above one of many garages. There are a complete of 8 bedrooms and 11 bogs. One of many garages can accommodate three automobiles; the opposite, two.
Elements of the round stone driveway, in addition to the walkways, are heated.
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