Originally built in 1922 as a palatial Cardinal’s residence, this stone masterpiece has been metamorphized into a showstopping, warm, seductive, and contemporary 8600 square foot (+ 2700 in the lower level) home. What Milan is to fashion, 15 Oakley is to interior design. Massive slabs of marble juxtapose against restored panelled walls. Pony skin accent wall against regal leaded glass windows.
A multi-year comprehensive restoration and renovation has just been completed. The home was stripped back to the stone from the inside and completely redone. Original panelling and staircase refurbished. Newer hardwood flooring carefully matched to the original. The spectacular leaded glass windows were retrofitted with a triple layer of exterior glass by Blis Nor-Am. Sympathetic to the history of the house, while embracing the latest trends and finishes for the future.
On the inside, the look is nothing short of incredible. Artfully curated by Julie Charbonneau Design, the house was recently featured in a major interior design magazine.
Walk in the paneled front entry door and you’d swear it was original, with its hand blown French glass. Every millimetre of this home has been carefully planned. Every finish. Every room. Every detail.
Designed for entertaining large parties and family gatherings, the principal rooms are opulently scaled. Natural sunlight streams through the windows. One of the coziest rooms in the home is the lounge with wrap around windows, stone columns, and honed Black Café heated marble flooring.
You’ll probably will never find a kitchen like this again. Exquisite walnut interiors and pullouts of the substantial Neff custom cabinets, in dark stained Wenge. The Rolls Royce of stoves – the Lacanche gas range makes a prominent statement. World class quality abounds from the kitchen to every aspect of the home.
Accessible from of the side hallway and quietly tucked above the 2.5 car garage is the a most opulent home office. It’s truly unbelievable. Alternatively, it could make for an ideal in-law setup. Vaulted ceilings, windows on three sides, assistant’s private office (easily converted to a kitchette), and full bath.
All of the baths are ultra chic and feature stunning marbles from around the globe.
Upstairs, on the 2nd level, you will find three of the five bedrooms. The master bedroom suite occupies about 50% of the second level. Haute couture gowns and shoes are right at home in the dream dressing room with custom cabinetry. 5-star hotel lavish bath. Pony skin accent wall behind the headboard. Fireplace. Private make-up room or additional home office. Quite simply…. wow!
The enchanting third level was completely rebuilt to maximize the ceiling height.
The lower level was lowered (you’ll find the original height in the mechanical room). Enter the tasting room, in front of the walk-in wine cellar. Grab a bottle of wine and mill about. Home theatre. Gym. Luxurious laundry / craft / gift wrapping room. The same level of quality is found on each level.
On the 0.85 acre lot, you can see the sparkle of the north Toronto residences in the distance through the trees of the ravine in winter. Yet in summer, nature surrounds the property with birds and rabbits. The epitome of privacy. The 40 x 25 foot (approximately) inground pool would rival those in Relais et Chateaux country inns. Spend hours relaxing and dining in the covered stone terrace. Sublime!
The location is incredible. Ultra-prestigious cul-de-sac, easily accessible to Yonge and York Mills, with North Toronto restaurants immediately south. The 401 is minutes away for easy access across the city, the DVP, cottage country, and to Pearson International Airport.
Without question, one of Toronto’s most spectacular and seductive residences!