Combining cubic modernism with cottage charm, 24 Heathdale Rd, known as The Ravine House, is full of architectural delight and surprise — inside and out.
Nestled in the Cedarvale-Humewood locale, this award-winning home designed by acclaimed architect Drew Mandel not only compliments the wooded scenery tucked behind it but wholly embraces it.
“My favourite part about the house is how unassuming it is. You think you have it figured out, but the second you step through the doorway, that all changes — contemporary architecture married with nature — it’s sublime,” says selling agent Elise Stern.
A predominantly glass rear-facing exterior paired with tall ceilings makes the property ideal for art lovers, while the versatile layout welcomes growing families and entertaining alike.
“It has a warmth and sophistication that is often missing from modern homes,” Stern notes.
Its artistic design, abundant natural light, and privacy also helped catch the eyes of Hollywood producers, who featured it in the film Chloe, starring Amanda Seyfried, Liam Neeson and Julianne Moore.
Listed at $6.649 million, 24 Heathdale Rd. features four bedrooms and five bathrooms.
Upon entering the home, find a welcoming sitting room filled with soft natural light and a gas fireplace.
Centered beneath an atrium and hugged by a glass partition, the elevated formal dining room provides a sophisticated space for dinner parties and holiday feasts.
Descend a short flight of stairs to enter the contemporary kitchen. With sleek built-in appliances and plenty of storage and counter space, all your culinary needs are at your fingertips.
Like the rest of the home, the breakfast room boasts stellar ravine views and harmonizes modernism and nature perfectly.
Crafted from Jatoba wood, the coffered ceiling towers above the family room — all thanks to a tiered rear elevation which allows for extra height.
Amplifying its appeal are floor-to-ceiling windows with impressive views and a custom Algonquin stone fireplace.
Surrounded by greenery, the primary bedroom feels like a contemporary northern retreat. Ease open the oversized window for mornings filled with fresh valley air.
Here is the primary ensuite with a soaker tub overlooking a secluded and peaceful treescape. Adjacent to this room is a large walk-in closet.
Here’s another tranquil bedroom. Notice how the gleaming oak floors add warmth to this room.
Currently used as a fitness room and library, the third floor provides several versatile spaces featuring near-wrap-around windows. On the second floor, discover several other rooms with endless possibilities to fit your lifestyle.
The lower level offers a comfy rec room and a temperature-controlled 800-bottle capacity wine cellar
As its name suggests, Ravine House backs directly onto the leafy expanses of Cedarvale Ravine.
With all that natural beauty surrounding you, there’s no doubt you’ll want to spend all your time in this inspiring forest garden.
24 Heathdale Rd. is listed with Elise Stern of Harvey Kalles Real Estate LTD., Brokerage.