Nestled on a uniquely private and mature lot in the esteemed Swansea
neighbourhood is the gorgeous 150 Riverside Drive. This home was registered with
The Home Smith Registry on January 17th, 1912 and was built in 1934. The handsome
Tudor home features 4 character filled bedrooms and a third floor loft along with
wonderfully finished principal living areas that exude tremendous cachet. The
large interlocking brick driveway ends at the home’s attached double car garage.
Mature landscaping frames the traditional home superbly while a custom glass and
wrought iron front door welcomes guests upon their arrival. The interior of the home
is light-filled and inviting. Featuring large rear windows and doors, hardwood floors,
marble tile and restored wainscoting, this house has been professionally designed
from top to bottom. It successfully combines the home’s traditional heritage while
welcoming a more classic aesthetic. Backing onto the Humber River and located
within walking distance to the subway, shopping on Bloor Street and excellent
schools, this outstanding home has it all.
The foyer opens onto a spacious entrance hall featuring limestone floors, custom
metal railings and wainscoting. French doors open into the spacious formal living
room which includes a wood burning fireplace with a marble mantle and leaded
glass windows overlooking the leafy grounds. A sunny alcove is currently being used
as an office space and includes floor to ceiling glass door walk outs onto a welcoming
deck. The formal dining room boasts curved custom built ins, leaded glass windows
with a ravine view, French doors and a butler’s swing door for easy access to the
kitchen. T he kitchen is a fabulous gourmet setting. I t features magnificent quartzite
counters and a marble backsplash, classic designed cabinetry, an oversized island, heated
floors and professional grade appliances. The adjoining breakfast area includes a
built in banquette and French doors leading to a walk out deck.
The master bedroom is a sumptuously appointed space boasting paneled walls,
a sitting area and a custom walk in closet. The deluxe ensuite features a barrier
free glass shower, heated floors, a free standing tub and double vanity. The three
remaining bedrooms all have custom millwork closets and desks. The third floor
loft space is a self-contained suite featuring a den/office, a bright bedroom and a
cleverly built ensuite. The lower level of the home features custom walnut floor to
ceiling paneling, a wet bar, a sitting room, a three piece ensuite with wet steam and
a recreation room with a gas fireplace.
The rear of the house has a desirable south western exposure to enjoy total privacy
and amazing sunsets. The backyard is lush with mature trees and gardens along
with tiered stone and Ipe wood patios. Meandering pathways lead down to the
water’s edge where a dock looks out over the river. There is even boat access. A
true cottage in the city!