Homebuyers — if you’re having trouble deciding on the aesthetic of your new home, you’re not alone. It can be tough to choose between a house with a sleek, modern design, or something with a bit more character.

But what if you didn’t have to choose?

Tucked away in the coveted neighbourhood of Forest Hill, this newly listed family estate blends Victorian architecture with bright, modern design, offering homebuyers the perfect combination of old-school aesthetic and modern comfort—a.k.a, the best of both worlds.

And it’s not just the home’s design that makes it a win-win. At 8 Gardiner Road, the home’s central yet peaceful location offers a balanced mix of convenience and tranquillity.

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Known for its prestige, Forest Hill is home to a selection of parks, eateries, and elevated comforts. If you need a healthy dose of nature, you’re just a 13-minute walk away from the Kay Gardner Beltline Trail, a 8.9-km route that’s popular for birding, mountain biking and snowshoeing.

Or, if you’re itching for a meal out, you’re a 5-minute drive to a selection of eateries like Luna Thai Kitchen, Marron’s Bistro or Pazza Pazza.

The estate’s exterior looks like it’s straight out of a Charlotte Brontë novel, with a steep tiled roof, brick exterior, and tall bay windows on the lower level of the home. Manicured hedges and trees line the estate’s perimeter, and a stone path leads you up through the front yard to a single-panelled french door.

Despite its classic exterior, a glimpse inside paints a different picture. As you walk in, you’re welcomed by black marble floors, white panelled walls, and tall ceilings sprinkled with pot lights, which give the home a bright, modern feel.

From there, the spacious entrance hall opens to an expansive, charming living room that’s decked out with hardwood floors and a wood-burning fireplace. The kitchen and dining room are on the ground floor as well, making it a great space for entertaining.


When you walk up the expansive wood staircase to the second floor, you’ll find the estate’s master bedroom that’s equipped with a built-in closet and a spacious en-suite with a shower, freestanding bathtub, and not one, but two sinks.

Of course, a Victorian-style home is not complete without a library, which is why we love this home’s den that has built-in bookshelves — perfect for storing all your Jane Austen novels.


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If one living room isn’t enough for you, don’t worry - this house has a separate family room/conservatory with a built-in skylight, gas fireplace, and heated Jerusalem limestone flooring. The room also has direct access to the estate’s back garden, making it the ideal place for hosting summer BBQs.


Timeless elegance meets modern comfort at 8 Gardiner Road. This Victorian-style estate is the perfect abode for anyone who loves entertaining and wants a stunning home that’s design balances classic architecture with modern design elements.







This article was produced in partnership with STOREYS Custom Studio.

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