Built in 1924, 193 Riverside Drive is a gorgeous stone manor nestled on a
lovely lot in the swanky Swansea area. The spacious family estate features
four large bedrooms as well as beautifully appointed principal rooms
that exude plenty of character and cachet. The exterior of the home
boasts an incredible natural setting with majestic views overlooking the
scenic Humber River in the front with lush ravine views at the rear. The
charming stone facade with professionally landscaped grounds exudes
tremendous curbside appeal and includes a double private drive that
can accommodate up to four vehicles. On the inside, the manor is pure
elegance with much of the original woodwork and detailing such as
plaster mouldings, restored hardwood floors and leaded glass windows.
In a fabulous location offering the pleasure of deer at your doorstep in
the mornings, yet near excellent transit options, superb schools and terrific
shopping, this outstanding manor is a truly rare find.
An arched front entrance opens onto an enclosed portico that then
gives way to a handsome foyer featuring the original striking wood
paneling along with rich wood trims. A sunlit den is a cozy spot for relaxed
entertaining while the adjoining formal living room features a gorgeous
stone fireplace as well as beautiful built-ins. The separate formal dining
room is a richly appointed space featuring stunning wood paneling,
elegant mouldings and a ceiling medallion. The kitchen has been expertly
updated and is now a contemporary culinary experience featuring stone
counters, attractive cabinets, brand-name stainless steel appliances and
a wonderful centre island with butcher-block top and breakfast bar. The
nearby family room is an inviting area boasting a second fireplace with
marble mantle and wood mouldings. The main level office can easily serve
as a sunroom given that it features windows on three sides and overlooks
the lush ravine setting.
Double French doors open onto the sumptuous master bedroom with
its arched ceiling, beautiful curves, comfortable sitting area and walkin
closet. The master ensuite boasts a double sink vanity as well as an
oversized glass shower stall. The lower level of the home includes a spacious
recreation area that boasts another fireplace as well as a large audio/visual
built-in and a walkout to the backyard.
The backyard is a veritable oasis of lush vegetation, towering trees and
lovely nooks for sitting and enjoying the surrounding beauty. A wood deck
provides a terrific view of the ravine while professionally laid gardens and a
thick lawn simply add to the enchantment of this paradise.