‘ YOU WANT TO SPEND TIME’ IN THIS NEW-BUILD IN THE BEACHES LISA VAN DE VEN
“Classic beach architecture with a modern flare,” is how real estate adviser Sarah Amarshi describes this newbuild home in Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood. The three-storey, five-bedroom house — rebuilt by the property owners — features warm woods inspired by the forest views outside the windows, alongside contemporary finishes in an open- concept space. An elevator, home monitoring system and nanny suite create added functionality, while terraces off the living spaces and master bedroom allow residents to enjoy the forest views outside. “It would be ideal for a growing family,” says Amarshi, salesperson for Engel & Völkers. “It has that element of reclaimed luxury. You go through the space and it is a luxurious property, but it’s more than that – you want to spend time there.” The 5,335-square-foot home is located at 192 Neville Park Blvd., Toronto and is selling for $3,999,900. For more information, call 416- 628-1357 or visit torontocentral.evcanada.com.
1Flat-front white lacquer cabinets provide a cleanlined, contemporary backdrop to the kitchen, while a graphic quartz backsplash with a marble look offers a dramatic touch. Black accents are introduced through sleek pendant lighting above the island, breaking up the otherwise light space. “It’s simple and elegant,” Amarshi says.
2A white quartz countertop waterfalls off both sides of the kitchen’s oversized island for a luxurious look, while additional cabinetry below provides extra storage space. Meanwhile, heavily grained wood brings in a touch of nature. “The colouring is similar to the forestry outside,” Amarshi says.
3Oak flooring is used throughout the house, again pulling inspiration from the forest views outside. “It comes down to providing that sense of luxury and warmth to the space,” Amarshi says. Neutral taupe-toned walls add to that sense of warmth, tying together the whites and woods.
4“As soon as you enter that’s the first thing you see,” Amarshi says of the living room’s gas fireplace, which is surrounded in the same marble-look quartz used for the kitchen backsplash. “It flows. That’s what the designers were trying to accomplish and showcase,” she adds.