Beauty in the Beach

Balsam Road, The Beaches, Toronto


Number of Bedrooms 4 List Price $4,750,000
Number of Bathrooms 4 Heat Radiant
Lot Size 59′ x 250′ Features Stone Fireplace, Pool, Ravine View
Parking 6 Community The Beaches
Year Built 1935 Realtor DeClute Real Estate Inc.

Built in 1935 this grande dame of the Beach commands a panoramic view of the Glen Stewart ravine with glimpses of the sun sparkling on lake ice. Tucked privately on a cul de sac this oversized property boasts mature oaks towering over a tiered garden, a gracious 40’ swimming pool and breathtaking sunset views. A lower level laundry room has an outside door and doubles as a pool change room complete with steam shower and dressing area. Leaded glass windows and a unique copper roof belie the modern upgrades inside. A formal, walnut-panelled dining room is the toast of the house with an original art deco chandelier and sconces. A “serving room” buffers the dining guests from the light-filled kitchen recently refitted with a six-burner gas cook top and new appliances. This comfortable four bedroom family home offers a warm wood burning fireplace and lots of room inside and out for children to explore.
A pretty balcony leading out from the master ensuite catches all the southern sun while the larger kitchen walkout provides space for an easy al fresco dinner at day’s end. The huge, stone pool surround has been the setting for many corporate and private functions. An extensive italianate stone balustrade invites viewers to the edge of the party space to catch their breath and contemplate the beauty of nature. From this vantage point one can see the beginning of the nature trail that winds through the trilliums and wild raspberries right on the property. Beautiful in all seasons and removed from the hustle and bustle of commerce, this home has an interesting past and a bright future with anyone fortunate enough to live in it.

For more information on Balsam Road contact Kate Craig of DeClute Real Estate Inc.
Tel. 416.686.9618