19 Lorraine Gardens, Etobicoke
Massive, majestic living with room to spare
As you glide up the length of the double driveway, you arrive at an immense eight-car parking area, and the grand surroundings leave you awestruck. At this moment, you know this home is like none other. Flanked by a detached three-car garage, the open driveway leads you up the Credit Valley Flagstone steps to a double door entry, where a five bed, six bath majestic home with guest wing lay in wait. Can it get any better than this? The warm, brick exterior invites you into this massive home situated on 1.6 acres in the heart of Etobicoke backing onto greenspace and Mimico Creek. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Etobicoke’s largest lots as this is the first time it has been available for public sale in over 60 years. Welcome to 19 Lorraine Gardens, a home with room to spare.
This prestigious home is nestled in the historic and sought-after Etobicoke area, warmly called Eatonville by residents. With a host of prestigious elementary and secondary schools nearby, the average commute to work is about 25 minutes. Surrounded by the lush greenery of Echo Valley Park and the Islington Golf Club, the homes on Lorraine Gardens enjoy a certain sense of privacy and tranquility with their large lots. Imagine country living, but in the city! Close to the Old Mill, Centennial Park and Sherway Gardens shopping centre, there is plenty to do in the quaint surrounding communities, and only a short drive connects residents to bustling city centres, subway stations, and highway 427.
Upon stepping foot in the main entry, you’ll be impressed by high ceilings bedazzled with pot lights, a chandelier and wall sconces throughout for optimal lighting. The skylight over the entryway is the first of many you will see in this illuminated home. Boasting 5,230 square feet of luxurious, upscale city living with privacy akin to what you can only find at the cottage, this is your chance to own a truly remarkable property. A set of double French doors off to the left of the main entry introduces you to the guest wing, serving as a perfect stay area for family members, long-term overseas visitors, or nannies.
As you peruse the home in its entirety, you will notice features such as crown moulding, neutral colours, open spaces, natural lighting and cathedral ceilings are consistent throughout. The size of the formal dining room will comfortably seat your family and friends during a delicious Sunday dinner, while the bright, eat-in kitchen will be the life of the party, and your go-to for family meals, snacks and everything in-between.
Floor-to-ceiling Pella brand bow windows, and not one, but four skylights over the sink area make the kitchen one of my favourite rooms in the home. The terracotta tile floor compliments the brown Quartz stone of the countertops and backsplash, and the large centre island boasts a 5-range Jenn-Air gas cooktop and raised seating area. The built-in refrigerator matches the sleek, white cabinetry design with both upper and lower lighting, soft close drawers and more. This kitchen is for the avid cook, with tons of storage space in the separate walk-in pantry. There is even a dedicated computer nook within the kitchen, so the whole family can spend time together in the heart of the home. An elegant, Cortina Stone wood burning fireplace double-sides the kitchen with the great room.
The double-sided fireplace becomes a magnificent granite, floor-to-ceiling focal point in the great room. Grand Palladian windows frame this immense room, overlooking the lavish grounds, tempting you to get outside and enjoy your private, resort-style oasis. The French doors allow you to walk right out into the extensive gardens, patios and pool area that will provide you with everything you need to both relax and entertain.
Backing onto greenspace and Mimico Creek, the grounds are complete with professional landscaping and unsurmountable privacy. There are no buildings or houses in sight as you’re surrounded by both mature and fruit-bearing trees, tons of perennials and a vegetable garden for your green thumb! Though the home is only minutes from Pearson International Airport, it is not on the flight path, so there is no noise, only a quiet, serene space to entertain and bask in relaxation. The stately, in-ground saltwater heated 42 x 22 feet swimming pool is new, and though there is tons of sun exposure, if you desire shade, your trees and landscaping have you covered. Enjoy the opulence of your piece of paradise from either the upper or lower Flagstone patios!
A Ledgestone rock limestone fire pit serves as an excellent conversation piece for guests, as well as lends itself to nights of entertaining, even on cooler nights. To top it all off, your limestone outdoor kitchen with barbecue area ensures that you have everything you need to be the host with the most on any evening. There’s even room for a tennis court!
Take the open, airy staircase up to the second floor, and you will find yourself in a spacious landing with a vaulted ceiling, complete with skylights. There is ample storage on the second floor with plenty of linen closets that have built-in shelving and hanging rods.
The vast master bedroom features a seating area, walk-in closet and a four-piece master ensuite with a large soaker jet tub, separate shower, marble countertops and wall-to-wall windows. Two additional spacious bedrooms on the upper floor share a four-piece bath complete with yet another soaker tub.
This home is stunning in its size and design. The attached guest wing, with its privacy and own walk-outs to the sprawling grounds, is complete with a luminous sunroom, family room, recently custom-renovated kitchen, two more bedrooms and two bathrooms. The sunroom has a beamed ceiling and provides a stunning view of the gardens, pool and greenspace, accessible by sliding glass doors. The family room features a combined dining area, bright windows, crown moulding, and a wood burning Credit Valley Flagstone fireplace. The kitchen features brand new, built-in KitchenAid stainless steel appliances including a gas range, and a Quartz stone countertop and matching backsplash. The partially finished basement features 3,622 square feet with a three-piece tiled bathroom, there is plenty of storage space with a workshop and walk-up access to the back patios. If you’re seeking a majestic, spacious home with over 1.6 acres for your family to enjoy in the heart of Etobicoke, you’ve found it here at 19 Lorraine Gardens.