298 Russell Hill Rd, Toronto, ON
SOLD. Old World Charm At Its Best. Majestic 3-Storey Home Within Lower Forest Hill Village. Gracious & Meticulously Maintained Unique 7,300 Square Feet Of Living Area. Move Right In, Update or Build Your Dream Home. Lush Rear Back-Lite Gardens. Magnificent Grand Staircase. Original Leaded & Stained Glass, High Ceilings, Hardwood Floors & Plaster Crown Moulding. Flagstone Staircase Through Mature Front Garden To Stone Porch & Custom Wooden Front Door. Foyer Opens to Impressive Centre Hall & Large Principal Rooms. Formal Living Room With Gas Fireplace Open To Exquisite Dining Room With Unique Chandelier. Dark Wood Library. With Built-In Bookcases & Gas Fireplace. Master Chef's Kitchen With Extended Pantry, Breakfast Area & Walk-Out to Patio. Spectacular Primary Bedroom With His & Hers Walk-In Closets & Sinks, 6-Pc Ensuite & Walk-Out To Huge 2nd Floor Deck. Sunken Recreation Room With Marble Slab Wet Bar, Custom Chess Room & Wood Fireplace. The Charm Of Vintage Woodwork & Design Througout. Interior Entry To Garage. Steps To Shops Of Forest Hill Village. Enriched In Public & Private Schools.
A flagstone staircase and walkway through the front yard’s beautiful garden leads to the home’s custom 1903 wooden front door with wrought iron ornamentation and stained glass sidelights, and to the Foyer. The Foyer features hand-painted landscape murals, marble floor, and original leaded glass door with beveled glass sidelights leading to the Centre Hall.
Offering direct access to the main floor’s principal rooms, the wide Centre Hallway features recessed ceiling lighting, marble floor, centre stained glass pendant lamp, wood crown moulding, hardwood ascending and descending staircases illuminated by third floor skylights, double closet and stunning original 1903 oriel window with superb leaded glass design.
Circled by beautiful original plaster crown moulding, the formal Living Room features hardwood floor, large semi-circular alcove sitting area with row of tall windows overlooking the front garden, baby grand piano, gas fireplace with grand carved marble mantel and surround, multiple seating areas, recessed ceiling lighting, and elegant window treatments.
Open to the Living Room and Family Room through wide doorways with fine millwork casing, the elegant Dining Room features plaster crown moulding, hardwood floor, generous space to seat up to fourteen diners, south-facing windows with opulent draperies, and an extraordinary 1846 multiple tier crystal chandelier from the Prague Opera House in the Czech Republic with 400 pound plaster medallion designed by the owners.
With direct access to the Kitchen and Dining Room, the spacious and comfortable Family Room features hardwood floor, tray ceiling with recessed and perimeter lighting, built-in liquor cabinet with stained glass doors and interior lighting; crown moulding, wood burning fireplace with marble surround, built-in wall unit with illuminated shelving and built-in television, art space with sculpture displayed on plinths, and double French door walk-out to fenced back yard with flagstone patio with umbrella tables, lush lawn and children’s treehouse.
The domain of the home’s resident Master Chef, the fully-equipped Kitchen features a walk-in pantry, full bookcase wall for cook books with library ladder, panelled Sub-Zero refrigerator and freezer, dual Thermador wall ovens, Thermador stove top, built-in Panasonic microwave oven, Miele dishwasher, double sink, custom upper and lower wood cabinets, two sets of glass front cabinets, extensive counter space, breakfast bar, wooden centre island with marble top, recessed ceiling lighting, crown moulding and breakfast area with one of a rare existing pair of magnificent Italian Murano glass chandeliers over the table. The Kitchen also has a double French door walk-out with identical side windows to the patio and backyard.
With a view over the front yard and garden, the warm dark wood panelled Library features double glass door entry, gas fireplace with brick surround and wood mantel, hardwood floor, built-in floor to ceiling bookcases with lower cabinets, wooden crown moulding, and recessed ceiling lighting.
A step down from the Centre Hall, the extended Powder Room features a hand painted wall mural, marble floor, antique flame-style sconces around an antique mirror, and shell design sink.
The splendidly spacious and private Primary Bedroom suite features walk-in His & Hers closets with built-in shelves and recessed lighting; gas fireplace with black marble surround, wall-mounted television, semi-circular sitting alcove with large south-facing windows, and luxurious six-piece ensuite.
PRIMARY BEDROOM ENSUITE
The extensive Primary Bedroom Ensuite features marble floor, two separate built-in vanities with sinks and lower cabinets, built-in dressing table, sauna with built-in tile shower, built-in soaker bathtub, shower with glass block wall, water closet with toilet and bidet, and window wall with French door walk-out to second floor deck.
The comfortable Second Bedroom features a hardwood floor, gas fireplace with marble surround below a built-in mirror with millwork pillar details and side shelving; windows with shutters overlooking the front garden, double closet with built-in shelves, and a four-piece ensuite with white built-in vanity, claw foot tub with showerhead, windows overlooking the front garden, and white tile floor.
Overlooking the deck and backyard, the large Third Bedroom features double mirrored door closet with built-in shelves, broadloom, built-in desk with overhead book shelves, French door walk-out to second floor deck, and four-piece ensuite with glassed combination shower and bathtub, L-shaped counter with sink, and built-in vanity with upper window.
Secluded on the home’s third floor, the Fourth Bedroom features hand-painted wall murals, storage cupboard, broadloom carpeting, recessed ceiling lighting, and view overlooking the front yard and garden.
The four-piece Bathroom features a built-in closet with shelves, combination bathtub and shower, L-shaped counter with white sink and lower cabinets, tile floor and a window.
The large Exercise Room, which has the option of being a Sixth Bedroom, features a double closet with built-in shelves, broadloom carpeting, view of front yard and garden, and professional work out equipment.
The bright and private Office, which could become another bedroom if needed, features built-in desk with overhead shelves, lower drawers, full wall of built-in bookcases, broadloom, and three tall north-facing leaded glass windows.
The landing of the staircase to the Lower Level features a double coat closet, broadloom stair runner and an original 1934 stained glass window.
The comfortable semi-circular Fifth Bedroom features a double closet with built-in shelves, high ceiling, desk area and broadloom carpeting.
Adjacent to the Fifth Bedroom, the three-piece Bathroom features built-in vanity with black sink, large wall mirror, and glass shower.
The Kosher Kitchen features two refrigerators, two freezers, stovetop, and multiple storage cupboards.
Designed and built by the owners, the spectacular Recreation Room features a custom dark wood exterior chess room with bright interior, stained glass accents, original leaded glass window, and unique hand-made antique Swiss chess set; large lounge area with built-in wooden entertaining unit with built-in television and Tiffany lamps; gas fireplace with ornate marble surround and mantel, pool table with overhead stained glass pendants, wooden tray ceiling with moulding and inset lighting, two walls of floor-to-ceiling cupboards with built-in shelving, and grotto-style wet bar made from gorgeous a single slab of marble for the counter, shelves and backsplash. Wet bar has panelled lower dishwasher, refrigerator and wine storage.
The guest Power Room features a black pedestal sink, marble floor and antique 15th century mirror.
The Laundry Room features multiple upper and lower cabinets, Miele washer and dryer, and generous counter space.
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