Hugged by ivy and surrounded by an enchanting landscaped garden, the 1910-era home at 77 Forest Hill Rd. is one of the city’s loveliest properties that also happens to be listed on the heritage registry.
Designed by renowned British-Canadian architect Eden Smith, this unique home is a perfect example of the turn-of-the-century Canadian Arts and Crafts Movement, in which Smith was a thought leader.
Known by his peers to have “influenced domestic architecture more profoundly that of any other Canadian architect,” Smith is attributed to the development of the Wychwood Park enclave, as well as several well-known structures, including the Group of Seven painters’ Studio Building, which is now a museum.
Currently listed at $7.898 million, 77 Forest Hill Rd. not only offers five bedrooms, five bathrooms and a conservatory, but also provides a spectacular opportunity to own a piece of Toronto’s history.
Passing through the grand marble-floored foyer, enter the bright living room. Here, notice the gleaming oak floors and wood-burning fireplace.
Spacious enough for plenty of guests and a grand piano, this impressive room also opens onto the conservatory, making it ideal for entertaining.
With a set of elegant French doors and a charming French casement window that peeks into the conservatory, the formal dining room is a beautiful spot for hearth-side candlelit dinners.
Endless sunlight streams through a wall of windows and full-length skylight in the lovingly restored conservatory. Enjoying this magical space throughout the year would be a delight for any green thumb.
Fashionable fixtures, terracotta floors and top-of-the-line modern amenities grace the large kitchen.
From baking cookies to prepping a big holiday dinner, you’ll appreciate the ample storage and counter space at your fingertips.
Come upon a picture-perfect breakfast nook and family room located just off the kitchen. It’s surrounded by English cottage-style windows and has access to the back garden.
While the third floor provides two spacious bedrooms, the second floor features the most charming primary bedroom retreat. Offering an ensuite bathroom with a free-standing tub, a dressing room, a private terrace and a cozy fireplace, you’ll have everything you need in this exclusive suite.
Fit with a wood-burning fireplace and plenty of built-ins, bookworms and wordsmiths will love the second-floor library. Next door, there’s also another sitting room.
On the home’s lower level, a cedar sauna and shower room offer an ideal spot for unwinding, while the recreation room is a great place to explore your favourite hobbies.
The lush, lawned back garden is a welcoming sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of city life.
77 Forest Hill Rd. is listed with Jordan Buchbinder of Harvey Kalles Real Estate LTD, Brokerage.