Timeless is the name of the game at a freshly listed Toronto home.
Located in the heart of the city’s Rosedale neighbourhood (38 Scholfield Avenue) – one of Toronto’s most prestigious spots to call home – on a peaceful 52 x 140 foot lot, the stately family property offers all the trappings of a balanced, yet refined, urban lifestyle.
With six (plus one) bedrooms, and five bathrooms, the picture-perfect house offers a well-appointed oasis for the discerning downtown-dwelling family. And we don’t use the term “oasis” lightly; the home is surrounded by decades-old trees, boasts an exterior filled with plants and other greenery, and is literal steps from picturesque Rosedale Park.
At $9,890,000, its price tag is reflective of both its history-rich design features (increasingly rare in a city known for its modern condos), its size, and its prime and pristine location.
The classic 1929-built, double brick and stone, Tudor-style home resonates with the charm of times past, with features like intricate mouldings, leaded glass windows, and exceptional detailing that preserves its historical integrity. While it may feature no shortage of nods to its era – from charming radiators to its dramatic staircase – this house also offers all the must-haves for modern-day life (as well as many of our favourite nice-to-haves, too).
- Address: 38 Scholfield Avenue, Toronto
- Bedrooms: 6 + 1
- Bathrooms: 5
- Lot Size: 52 x 140.33 FT
- Price: $9,890,000
- Listed by: Chantal Murphy, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada
This means the statuesque home includes features such as a stunning landscaped garden with its own irrigation system, top-of-the-line appliances in a large and open kitchen, spa-worthy bathrooms features, and pristine hardwood flooring. Other appreciated features of the home include built-in cabinetry, and fireplaces in sitting and lounging spaces throughout, while outside a spacious private driveway and double-car garage with parking for up to six cars awaits any autophiles in the family.
Our Favourite Thing
While its character-rich interior obviously shines, our favourite feature of the home is its attention-commanding front exterior.Its timeless characteristics – the gable roofs, stone, and double-brick features – offer a stately “Old Toronto” feel, all framed by lush greenery that invites a sense of peace and refined homeyness.
The home takes full advantage of the peaceful outdoors. This is reflected in everything from shady sitting areas and a fountain, to a second floor balcony nestled in among the trees. A third garage located in the rear of the home is currently used as a cozy summer garden sitting room that lends itself nicely to anything from afternoon tea or evening cocktails with friends, to a yoga and meditation space.
Then there’s the home’s location – a major selling point. The coveted neighbourhood’s quiet, tree-lined streets aside, the home rests against the aforementioned Rosedale Park, offering a sprawling backdrop to an already large yard, as well as tennis courts, a baseball diamond, and plenty of room to play, take walks, or meet up with your personal trainer. The property also sits just minutes from Branksome Hall private school and within walking distance to the goodness-packed Summerhill Market. And let's not forget that the bustle of the downtown core is just minutes away.
Of course, we're not sure you'd ever want to leave this urban sanctuary once you've settled in and started calling it home...