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221 Berkeley Street, Toronto, Ontario

Blog by Nigel Denham, Senior Vice President - Sales | July 6th, 2018

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This is the only surviving home of a terrace of homes, and it survives to this day with its complete and original 28.5 x 135 ft. lot. comprising of an array of maples, fir, early bushes, and fruit trees. It is Regency in its styling with a rare (for Toronto), glorious principal rooms, centre bum fireplace with renaissance revival mantles, cameo faces, and pillars that opens between the parlor and dining room. Other main floor features include a pillared entrance hall, regency foyer, original ‘Don Valley’ pine wide plank floors throughout the home (except the kitchen), and double entrance doors to the front parlor. French doors were added between the parlor and dining room in order to allow room intimacy yet retain a degree of openness. All cornice and detailing have been restored to the parlor and dining room. Tall ceilings and moldings add a gracious spaciousness to the main floor dining room and parlor. A guest bathroom is situated on the main floor. A fully equipped modem kitchen awaits the budding chef with a Wolf gas range, ample windows. and French style doors looking out onto a garden with pillared details, landscaper's dream, details: a central concrete bird bath, a pond, and parking space in the rear suitable for two cars. On the second floor, there are two generous size rooms: a master bedroom, a studio with a large walk in closet-with barn doors from the local livery & a smaller room that can be transformed to a den or a nursery. There is also a spacious bathroom with antique fixtures, including a footed bathtub. All second-floor doors are original. All windows are restored ‘Anderson’ windows for ease of maintenance. The spacious nine-foot peeked attic features pull down ladder for ease of access and conversion to a large studio space or private retreat. The rear of the house has a second-floor terrace leading off the studio. This terrace allows Summer privacy overlooking a generous treed garden. The rear of the house was enhanced with cedar shakes with fancy molded doors and windows finishing the rear of the home with a colonial touch.