Tucked among the winding side streets of the Bridle Path, behind tall hedges and ornate fences, are some of the most prestigious properties in Canada — including the celebrated modernist estate at 30 High Point Rd.
Designed in 1976 by award-winning architect John C. Parkin, this multi-tiered concrete and glass home hidden within 2.12 acres of picturesque greenery is quite simply a work of art.
Having introduced international style to Canada, Parkin is said to have “defined much of the city’s modern skyline by the 1980s,” and was a collaborator on the completion of Toronto City Hall and the Art Gallery of Ontario’s expansion project.
Listed at $28 million and featuring eight bedrooms, twelve bathrooms, two swimming pools and putting green, 30 High Point Rd. is no ordinary address — it’s an architectural statement with plenty of intrigue. That includes its history as the home of the family behind the Canadian Tire corporation!
Passing through the foyer, enter a modern art gallery-like setting in the sunlit atrium that features several massive skylights. Cross the sleek granite-tiled bridge and appreciate the play of light that sparkles on the pink and white quartz-encrusted walls.
Reflective granite floors, garden views and a hand-painted mural grace the formal dining area and provide a refined experience for gatherings.
Accentuated by a wall of oversized windows that frame the outdoor scenery, the bright living room provides a beautiful reception space for welcoming guests.
On warm evenings, head through the living room and slip into the garden to enjoy time in your very own paradise.
The kitchen and breakfast area provides a sophisticated space amid an architecturally creative layout that overlooks the indoor pool.
Off of the kitchen, discover a sun-filled family room with exceptionally tall ceilings and blonde hardwood floors. A pleasing space to spend time in, this lovely room opens onto one of several tiered patios.
Travel down a whimsical spiral staircase, and come upon a Japanese-inspired garden ideal for peaceful reflection.
Opening to the atrium above, imagine how lovely piano music would be as it drifted melodically through this wide-open space.
The towering ceiling and garden views from the indoor swimming pool are added luxuries to an already spectacular amenity. Splash away the afternoons or lounge poolside and soak in the tranquility.
Next door to the pool, discover a spacious entertainment room equipped with a billiards table and cleverly placed catering kitchen, among several other perks and amenities.
With two convenient access points, this massive heated seven-car garage is perfect for any car enthusiast.
Take a refreshing dip in the outdoor pool, or finesse your golf hand on the private putting green.
Adding to the appeal of this home is the magnificent outdoor space. Enjoy acres of landscaped gardens surrounded by majestic trees and vast lawns.
With beautiful surroundings and exceptional privacy, this unique home that rises out of the Bridle Path’s tree canopy offers a lifestyle within the city that’s seldom available and yet so desirable.
30 High Point Rd. is listed with Jane Zhang of Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage.