Chic Ultra-Modern Home Amps Up Tony Toronto Boulevard

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The ultra-modern home sits on a pristine street in Toronto’s upscale St. Andrew-Windfields region.

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Forest Heights Boulevard is a tony residential street in Toronto’s St. Andrew-Windfields area.

“It’s a sought-after neighborhood with large estates and mature trees,” says Patricia Sun of Barry Cohen Homes. Affluent and tranquil, this part of North York is close to schools, parks, playgrounds, sports fields and the expressway.

The 2018-built residence combines traditional and modern architecture with brick, metal, and … [+] expansive glass.

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Energizing the architectural mix of stately traditional homes is a refreshing ultramodern residence designed by custom home architect Michael LaFreniere. Built in 2018, the striking home weds brick, horizontal bands of metal and expanses of glass to harmonious effect. Wood front and garage doors add an inviting homeyness to the façade.

The appealing ambiance of the exterior extends indoors.

Vast windows illuminate open-concept spaces.

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“The house is a mastery of open-concept living, designed with countless skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows to bring in natural light and feel part of the surrounding nature,” Sun says. “The mix of natural walnut and stone throughout brings a sense of warmth and peace throughout the home.”

A floating-style walnut staircase with glass railings connects the home’s three levels. A sleek fireplace adorns the front-facing living room.

Dine amidst nature as floor-to-ceiling windows overlook a serene patio, garden, and pool.

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“The most celebrated feature of the home is the stunning two-story library,” Sun says. “A wall of windows with a view of 100-year-old surrounding trees makes you feel like you’re tucked away in a treehouse.”

Floor-to-ceiling windows meet at one corner of the dining room, which can accommodate a table seating eight easily. The windows look out on a stone patio, back lawn and heated swimming pool and hot tub.

Complete with a walk-in pantry, elite appliances, and a cascading island countertop.

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The kitchen is equipped with a walk-in pantry and high-end appliances. The center island has a waterfall countertop, sink and bar seating.

The adjoining breakfast area and family room, which has another fireplace, open to the patio through 23 feet of custom glass doors. The outdoor living space includes a lounging area centering on a fire pit and a spot for al fresco dining.

The family room, warmed by a fireplace, leads to a vast outdoor patio.

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Features of the en suite primary bedroom include heated floors and a showroom-like walk-in closet. There are a total of four bedrooms, many with built-ins, and five bathrooms.

The lower level contains a home theater/game room with a fireplace as well as a gym and sauna.

The high-ceiling library features an expansive window wall that overlooks centuries-old trees.

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Hedges and mature trees create privacy around the swim deck.

The asking price for 123 Forest Heights Boulevard is CAD 8.88 million or about USD $6.5 million. Barry Cohen, also with Barry Cohen Homes, has the listing with Sun.

Lush hedges and mature trees envelop the pool area, ensuring seclusion.

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Grand estates and old-growth trees line the sought-after Forest Heights Boulevard.

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