This home is an example of what it takes to re-invent an urban Victorian: a passion to do it comprehensively; the desire to do it stylishly, and a commitment to play a part in the re-generation of our downtown housing stock. Bravo.
Welcome to 378 Manning in Toronto’s Little Italy.
This detached Victorian home underwent a meticulous “back to the bricks” renovation in 2015, and has been elegantly re-invented as a stylish, family home. The sun-filled interiors provide abundant living space and a serene interior, ideal for both day-to-day living and stylish entertaining.
The main floor presents a living room framed by a large bay window, with views to the landscaped front garden. Beyond is the over-sized dining room, perfect for large gatherings and featuring a wall-mounted buffet. The kitchen and family room are to the rear, accessed through a kitchen gallery that features a wet-bar with wine fridge, pantry space and a discrete 2 piece powder room.
The kitchen was custom built by Neff, and features hardware-less cabinets for a clean and calming look. Abundant storage is paired with top-tier appliances, including a Miele induction cooktop, Sub Zero fridge, dual wall ovens and fully integrated appliances. The kitchen presents a large eat-at island, perfectly suited for the serious cook. Adjoining this space is a comfortable family room, with more built-in cabinets and a walk-out to a spacious deck and the landscaped rear yard.
Upstairs, 3 bedrooms including an elegant master suite that provides remarkable space and a view over the garden below. Featuring a lavish bathroom with free-floating tub and generous shower, as well as a wall of closets. Two additional bedrooms are located upstairs, as well as the home’s main bathroom.
The lower level has been completed to provide additional, flexible space. A large recreation room is ideal as a 4th bedroom, home office, study or media room, and a 4 piece bathroom is provided. A generous mudroom with walk-out provides additional access, while the home’s oversized utility room also contains the laundry.
To the rear of the property is an oversized 2 car garage accessed via the laneway, with the benefit of a 2nd floor loft that is ideal for storage.
This home has has been professionally landscaped both front and back, and provides a remarkably elegant opportunity to live just moments to College Street, in a calming and serene residence.