For Sale - $2,998,800
The Home of Holmes
The Home of Holmes
Have you ever wondered what happens when luxury meets functionality? They have a child, say hello to 184 Holmes Ave, a home like no other!
Right from the outside you’re taken by the estate like presence, decorative windows and elegant ivory stone finish. Step inside to be greeted by a beautiful crystal chandelier sparkling 16 ft above the hotellike foyer – only question is, do you turn right into Don Draper’s office, or step up onto your near 2000 sf main floor?
From the bespoke full oak study to the custom woodwork and carpentry throughout, the attention to detail and pride of ownership are evident. South facing windows flood all levels with natural light, a theme that continues throughout the home with open sightlines and an incredibly airy feel.
While open concept, the main level perfectly separates a sizable formal living and dining area from the massive gourmet two-tone kitchen overlooking the eat-in kitchen and family room. A sculpture-like circular oak staircase soars over 30 ft and is highlighted by a skylight that invites light straight down to the lower level – an impressive anchoring focal point. Three spacious bedrooms, a separate laundry room and a Master suite fit for Kings & Queens await on the second level.
Each bedroom boasts its own walk-in closet with built-in organizers alongside a 4-pc bath with a skylight – as if brightness was an issue! A tall double-door entrance welcomes you into your Master suite after a long day’s work. You know what to do next, right? Turn on the fireplace and let the ambiance and warmth take over as you soak in your standalone tub, change in your executive walk-in closet, and cozy up – it’s time to relax, welcome home!
Evening and weekend entertaining are a breeze with your high-end chefs’ kitchen, two sinks + pot-filler, a massive island, ambient lighting and loads of counter space!
Done on the main floor? Take the party to the convention centre-like lower level where the ceiling height jumps from 10 ft to 11 ft – no big deal. This light-filled above grade oasis features yet another fireplace with built-ins and a kitchen-sized bar perfect for mixing your favourite cocktail with guests as you play a round of pool or kick someone’s behind at ping pong perhaps?
Either way, don’t forget to join the party outside through the massive double-door walkout where the kids are surely kicking around the soccer ball while the adults are exchanging stories around the intimate interlocked patio.
This 5100 sf+ gem was newly built in 2016 with an eye for detail and appetite for luxury – it’s meant for those who appreciate the finer things in life and know they deserve it – after all, if you’ve not used a Japanese toilet before, you’re not living.
The home of Holmes awaits it’s new King & Queen.
About the Neighbourhood | Willowdale
Welcome to Willowdale, an affluent community centred around Yonge St. from Steeles Ave. down to the 401, and from Bayview to Senlac Rd. Massively popular for its conveniences, accessibility and continuously changing landscape. It’s prized for being located on the subway lines, and offers easy access to all parts of the city.
Willowdale hosts great events throughout the year: Fall Fair, Earth Day and Trail of Lights, with parks and walkways dedicated to the arts, incorporating art installations and performance spaces. A perfect blend of suburban and urban, Willowdale offers the best of both worlds.
Willowdale is sometimes distinguished between its eastern and western parts and the vibe varies depending on where exactly you are in the neighbourhood. Willowdale East is more city-like and has an abundance of restaurants, pubs and cafes in the area. It’s also much more populated than its western counterpart. Currently home to more than 79,000 people, the majority of residents fall within the 25 to 54 age bracket with a skew toward 44 to 54, and this growth continues to climb as younger families are drawn in by the phenomenal lifestyle offered.
As for schools, this neighbourhood boasts some of the best in the GTA and families flock in to register their kids at schools such as Cardinal Carter and Earl Haig. The diversity of the neighbourhood is another key draw and reflected in the large amount of ethno-cultural restaurants, particularly along Yonge Street. Empress Walk is a mixed-use building and a staple in North York. The first three floors of retail space contain Loblaws, Staples and a Cineplex theatre. North York Civic Centre features Douglas Snow Aquatic Centre, North York Central Library and Mel Lastman Square. Then there’s the Bayview Village Shopping Centre, located at the north-east corner of Bayview and Sheppard Avenues, known for its excellent selection of clothing stores and restaurants. Willowdale Avenue provides residents in the east part of this neighbourhood with additional convenience-type shopping and also contains a number of specialty service stores and professional offices.
Willowdale gets a huge nod for accessibility as buses run frequently and connect you to all subway lines, with both the Yonge and the Sheppard lines at the heart of the community. In addition, both Viva and York Region Transit serve Willowdale. The subway station and GO transit bus terminal are located on Yonge Street and Finch Avenue.