Transport yourself to Provence in this French countryside inspired 4 bedroom family home, designed by John Hollifield and custom-built by Blackmore Construction in 2002, and you will see that every detail has been thoughtfully considered and crafted using only the best materials. The pyramidal family room ceiling was inspired by the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Kapalua, Hawaii, and the exquisite cabinetry, woodwork, ironwork and stonework throughout the home truly make it a work of art!
The grand entrance hall, refined and elegant formal rooms and sweeping staircase are tied together by a stunning terrace that makes this home an entertainer’s paradise. This private patio features bluestone rock paving and custom curved capping with the focal point being a gorgeous stone gas fireplace to keep you and your guests warm as you overlook the reflection pool set in lovely manicured gardens.
The gourmet Downsview kitchen is a chef’s dream, complete with an Aga cooker, side by side Sub Zero fridge and freezers, two Miele dishwashers and an oversized custom marble island. The kitchen leads into a cozy family room that boasts 14 ft. vaulted ceilings and a grand limestone fireplace. Another perfect spot for family gatherings and relaxing.
Take the sweeping staircase to the upper level and find three large bedrooms, two with with vaulted ceilings, bathroom and a spa-like ensuite from the master also with a walk-in closet.
On the lower level, enjoy the gym or recreation room, old world brick wine cellar, copious amounts of storage and large bright suite currently used as an artist’s studio, but would be perfect as an oversized 4th bedroom, nanny or guest suite, complete with a wet bar. The studio features a stone hearth with freestanding Vermont Castings fireplace, flanked by french doors that open to the private gardens of the property making it bright and inviting.
The natural stone throughout this home is also prominent on the slate roof. Geothermal heating and cooling make the home highly efficient, clean and low cost to operate.
Nestled on quiet, elegant and prestigious McCleery Street, you are within walking distance to Kerrisdale shops, Crofton House School, Kerrisdale, Kerrisdale Annex and close to York House, St. George’s and Point Grey High Schools.
This home is truly outstanding and one of a kind!