I get excited about houses, which is really to say that I get excited to be around great people who create great houses. This is an absolute gem – imagined by the very stylish and sophisticated owners, and brought to life by architects who I admire – Batay-Csorba – and a team of builders who cared enough to do exceptional work. I’m excited about this house – because it’s impossible not to be.
Welcome to 611 Winona Drive in Cedarvale.
This newly constructed detached home has been carefully designed and meticulously built and presents a distinctive opportunity to live in an exciting home with remarkable convenience to parks, transit, the core and highways.
This exceptional property has been carefully crafted by renowned architects Batay-Csorba and responds brilliantly to the need for bright and exciting modern homes. Thanks to carefully places skylights, abundant windows and clever double-height spaces, the property is bathed in natural light and offers a rare connection between the interior and exterior garden thanks to a retractable wall of windows in the living room.
The main floor features a large kitchen, complete with abundant counter space and amazing storage and outfitted with top-tier appliances. This is tremendous space for the avid cook, and connects directly with the dining room located to the front.
The home is intersected by a stunning stair, cleverly veiled in perforated steel to balance transparency while also defining a sense of space. To the rear is a large living room spanning almost the width of the home, with large windows overlooking the rear yard. In good weather, these windows function as accordion doors and open the entire living space to the urban yard beyond. Also on the mainfloor is a discrete and sexy powder room.
Upstairs is an unexpectedly spacious level, presenting three full bedrooms including a primary suite that is beyond compare. Thanks to a hotel-inspired bathroom (easily closed off for the more modest amongst us) with a gigantic walk-in closet, this primary bedroom feels like a retreat and sanctuary. Two further bedrooms, each with generous closet space, are matched with a large primary bathroom and 2nd floor laundry. Space planning at its very finest – with ample room sizes, great flow and tremendous style throughout.
The lower level features polished concrete floors with radiant heating (no cold toes!) and is dynamic and adaptable space. Thanks to a full bathroom, a 4th bedroom could easily be added at this level, or it can serve as gym / TV / family / office space… adapting to the needs of the lucky family who calls this home.
The home’s rear yard provides a tranquil and private space perfect for both quiet weekends and more vibrant entertaining.
Meticulously designed and painstakingly built, this home demonstrates the exceptional results of a creative team, who made clever and tasteful selections throughout, to create a home of rare style and substance.