51 Elm Avenue
Heart of Rosedale Heritage Conservation District
Offered For Lease At $12,000 per month
Welcome to this one-of-a-kind luxury lease built in 1888 for the first Rector of St. Simon’s Anglican Church on Bloor Street, when the current church was built. 51 Elm Avenue is a beautiful brick Victorian family home with original oak woodwork and doors, 5 + 2 bedrooms, 5 washrooms and a driveway with parking for four cars and a 2-car garage. The 5,000 sq. ft. home is full of character. The foyer has marble floor with inlaid black granite banding, stunning original plaster crown mouldings, marble fireplace with the original oak mantle and a lovely double original painted glass window with transom and built-in bench on the stairway landing.
Also on the main floor is a 2-piece powder room with marble tile floor. The living room has a Barrel Bay front window and 11’ ceilings. It offers a perfect space to sit and enjoy the company of guests and family members The original marble fireplace has a hand carved mantle, which adds warm character to the room, especially on chilly winter days. There is also a beautiful library that also has a fireplace and useful built-in bookcases and file drawers. Here, you can enjoy a quiet space to complete work or enjoy listening to some soft music.
As with the other rooms throughout the home, the stunning character of the dining room will leave you speechless. Its fireplace has the original hand carved mantle, etched glass French door with stained glass panes that open to the stone brick terrace and back garden, which offers a nice little escape outside for fresh air. It’s a great entertaining space. There is also a show-stopping chandelier with the original plaster crown moulding and ceiling medallion, original painted oak wainscoting and stunning Herringbone oak hardwood floors. The butler’s pantry has a Calcutta marble counter and built-in cabinetry along with entry to the dining room for easy entertaining.
The kitchen is definitely 21st century! It’s an all white kitchen with honed white Calcutta marble counters and backsplash. It has a lovely breakfast area with a solarium / greenhouse ceiling and walk-out to the stone and brick terrace and back garden. The large island with built-in Asko dishwater and Calcutta marble counter offers extra space for preparation.
The bedrooms are lovely retreats. The principal bedroom has double French doors with a Juliette balcony and two large windows overlooking the back garden and a large walk-in closet. The Ensuite bathroom has a large Jacuzzi tub, granite floors, shower and counters and double sink vanity. The other bedrooms offer perfect bedrooms for children or guests, each with their own view and most with an ensuite as well, including the Nanny’s Suite on the lower level of the home.
In addition to the Nanny’s suite, the lower level also has a gym / yoga / office room, family room, storage room and laundry.
This lovely family home is perfect for those who want to reside in sought-after Rosedale neighbourhood. It is ideally located near Branksome School, a well known and praised private school, which makes this home ideal for any family looking for close proximity to a quality school. Rosedale is a convenient neighbourhood with shopping on Yonge Street, steps to the TTC, an easy and quick commute to the downtown core and DVP, lush parks to enjoy a peaceful space and beautiful tree-lined streets.
Call Chip for a showing 416-925-9191.
– Chip Barkel, MCNE, SRES, REDM, Toronto Real Estate. Extraordinary Service. Top Results.