You really can have it all! Just listed, this fully renovated, contemporary, lightly lived-in, turnkey, Victorian gem has four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a powder room, plus finished lower level. 385 Wellesley Street East offers great living space for a family or executive couple that likes to entertain.
Great curb appeal begins with a manicured garden, wrought iron fencing, classic Victorian red brick arches, cedar shingles, and carefree new windows. Word on the street is the mulberry tree is good luck. You will appreciate its majestic beauty even more when you see the master ensuite!
There is something very chic about entering a Circa 1900 Victorian foyer aglow with fireplace light dancing on Farrow and Ball wallpaper. Once you step inside, however, leave the past behind and discover a modern wish-list of contemporary open concept living. Over 10-foot ceilings on the main level, a big bay window and three modern 8-foot black framed doors evoke loft-like living wrapped in vintage Victorian charm.
High ceilings add room for triple upper cabinets in the two-tone custom kitchen. The combination gas stove / stainless steel hood fan set in full height travertine tile backsplash is a nice centerpiece for the chef in the family. Top appliances, lots of storage and a corner sink by a window make this a functional and cozy kitchen. The large center island with matching white sand Caesar stone countertop seats 4 (or more) providing lots of room to oversee homework while you cook …. or serve cocktails to guests. Perhaps now is a good time to mention the built-in ceiling speakers system!
Dark oak floors throughout and staircase treads are strikingly set against white risers and white panel handrails. The second floor offers three great rooms for sleeping, working or relaxing. Double frosted glass doors lead to the fourth bedroom at the top of the stairs converted into a media room. The TV and surround sound system are included. A four piece bathroom is set between two bedrooms and a powder room by the current den is ideal for dinner guests as well.
Master bedroom heaven waits on the third floor. Floor to ceiling European sliding glass doors open to the terrace with glass panel railings. Take in the winter city lights or summer treetop foliage while lying in bed. Hardwood floors flow into the two fully finished master walk-in closets and the showstopper ensuite/salon. Soak in royal style in the Victoria + Albert freestanding tub by the window. The grandly sized shower stall with tiled seat has dual shower heads and frameless glass door. Double sinks with drawers rest in the floating vanity. Bring your chaise lounge and crack the champagne!
Approximately 2660 square feet of finely finished living space includes the multi-purpose lower level. Two large walk-in closets were added that are great for storage or could be removed to revert it back to one large room. A three-piece washroom and laundry (with funky red Maytag washer and dryer) also make this lower level with a window an ideal In-law, teenager, or nanny suite.
Two very private south facing terraces offer shine and shade through a canopy of mature trees. When night sets in, hit the switch on the main floor terrace to be enlightened by nature turned into a work-of-art tree exhibit!
385 Wellesley Street East is a great home for a family or executive couple that appreciates being part of a neighbourhood that is walking distance to great local amenities, the downtown core, schools, parks and the beloved Riverdale Farm. Visit Cabbagetown during Christmas, or a personal favorite Halloween, and the spirit of this well-knit eclectic picturesque pocket of Heritage protective homes will enchant you.