In South Rosedale’s Heritage Conservation District, there’s a unique property up for sale — and it comes with a big bonus. One of Toronto’s most sought-after locales, Rosedale offers the quietude of suburban living while being right in the heart of the city. And for those dreaming of living here, Horsman Hall, located at 135 Crescent Rd., ticks all the boxes.
Built in 1906 in Romanesque Revival style, Horsman Hall is a heritage property tucked into an enclave of Crescent Road. It features five plus one bedrooms and six bathrooms and is on the market for $11.895 million — with a special addition.
“It also has a 1,900-square-foot coach house with its own elevator!” Justin Cohen of Re/Max Realtron Barry Cohen Homes pointed out. He also noted its fabulous South Rosedale location and that it’s on a semi-private road.
“It’s steps to Yorkville, parks, ravines and schools,” Cohen said.
Returning to its original glory as a single-family property, this former triplex has undergone a remarkable transformation — all while ensuring its heritage character is not lost.
“This house has recently been fully renovated, with additions, to restore and expand the single-family home,” said Cohen. “The entire structure has been overhauled, from the foundation to the roof.”
In the living and dining room, herringbone-patterned white oak flooring flows through a sunlit open-concept space, while a sleek marble fireplace adds a contemporary touch.
Luxuries such as heated bathroom floors, motorized blind technology and audio-visual systems are just some of the extensive upgrades Horsman Hall has undergone. Yet several original features have also been preserved. Special items like the Edwardian-era front door and antique stained glass windows are a tasteful nod to the past.
“The original stone and brick have been meticulously cleaned and repaired,” Cohen said. “The heritage porch has been rebuilt with new thermal wood decking and skirting. The 100-year-old oak front door and hardware have been shop-restored to original condition.”
At the rear of the house, the kitchen and family room offer an inviting space filled with natural light and spectacular backyard views — all thanks to massive panoramic windows.
But entertaining family and friends isn’t just limited to this area. On the lower level, discover a sprawling space equipped with a recreation room, wet bar and gym.
“The basement foundation has been selectively lowered. The original concrete floor slab and services were demolished, updated and replaced with polished concrete floor slabs,” said Cohen.
“Most of the original leaded glass windows have been retained, supplemented with new large format luxury windows by Bigfoot, featuring European hardware and tilt and turn functionality, plus additional replacement units by Marvin,” noted Cohen.
A cozy ground-floor office overlooks the gazebo-shaped front porch. Notice the antique stained glass accent windows.
The primary suite features plenty of dressing room built-ins and a lavish ensuite bathroom. An oversized picture window provides stunning garden views and opens onto a walkout platform.
Surrounded by tall trees, the backyard offers a peaceful, private spot for relaxation.
“There’s [also] a brand new Muskoka boathouse-inspired double-car garage,” Cohen said.
Adding to the allure of this marvellous Rosedale home is the two-storey coach house situated off of the garden. Use it as a studio, guesthouse, rental opportunity or whimsical hideaway. The possibilities are limitless.
135 Crescent Rd. plus the coach house is listed with Justin Cohen of Re/Max Realtron Barry Cohen Homes Inc.