Salvador Dali once said, “Have no fear of perfection – you’ll never reach it,”... but Dali didn't live long enough to see 27 South Drive in Rosedale.

At this sought-after address, timeless Edwardian architecture and modern design fuse to produce a cosy, yet elevated residence in one of Toronto’s most coveted neighbourhoods.

Perched beside a lush ravine in the quiet enclave of South Rosedale, the property is home to a number of luxurious amenities, including a sauna/steam room, in-ground pool overlooking a ravine, massage room (yes, that’s its express function), home gym with a cold plunge bath, and more, if you can believe it.

The home also features stunning designs from Toronto architect Ray Murakami of Murakami Design.


While stunning, the Edwardian-style home's exterior could be considered standard fare among those in Toronto's most upscale neighbourhoods. It’s got a classic, red brick facade thrown into high relief by sleek black window frames and softened by a leafy, well-manicured front yard. Plus, a heated driveway for those dreaded winter days.

But inside, the traditional exterior is pleasantly juxtaposed with a modern interior full of clean lines and loads of natural light.


The main floor sees an open concept layout that includes a fully-equipped chef’s kitchen and family room with a glass-framed fireplace. Around the corner is a stately study with pocket doors that lead to a formal dining room fit with a climate-controlled glass wine cellar and wall-to-wall windows.

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Head upstairs via the home’s elevator — or floating hardwood staircase — for continued luxury in the five bedrooms that residents can retire to after a quick steam shower or massage. If you head downstairs, you’ll find a home gym and a movie theatre.

But the real fun happens out back. With a pool, pergola, and all-season cabana with a bar, it’s the ultimate spot for entertaining guests or relaxing with the family.

Our Favourite Thing

Our favourite thing about 27 South is the understated opulence. With a sauna, in-ground pool, massage room, and home theatre, it's undoubtedly one of the swankiest properties in the city. That being said, it still feels like a place where you could raise children, hold a graduation party, or enjoy a quiet retirement. It achieves this by offering modern designs that still feels human. And there's no shortage of surrounding greenery, providing residents with a serene oasis in the heart of a bustling city.

In case you ever want to leave, the home is within walking distance of shops and restaurants on Yonge Street and hiking trails that connect to Evergreen Brick Works, and it's a quick drive to some of the city’s best schools.

With the amenities of a small-scale spa and the optimal fusion of traditional and modern, 27 South is a true Toronto gem.

Photography: Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd.

Listed Luxe