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30 High Point Rd, this luxury property in Toronto, Canada, was transformed by star-architect John C Parkin who created the ‘International Style’ in Canada and designed such incredible modernist buildings as Pearson International Airport, Toronto City Hall and this spellbinding residence at 30 High Point Road.
Built for a director and major share owner of one of Canada’s most successful corporations, Canadian Tire, this home is exceptional in its construction, engineering, thought, detail, material selection and flow.
The concrete walls, which are embedded with pink and white quartz stones, are a work of art in their own right. They become whiter and stronger with time.
Enter the property on the circular driveway. Be dazzled by the architecture and design. You’ll notice that the house is perched proudly high above the professionally landscaped grounds and that each floor steps back to take advantage of the natural sunlight. The graceful horizontal lines flow both horizontally and vertically. The building is imposing and elegant at the same time. Walk into the front entry, over the black granite clad interior ‘bridge’, and stand in awe with views over the soaring interior atrium. Four massive light shafts above flood the space in natural sunlight year-round.
Below the zen garden allows for quiet contemplation. You have an immediate sense of calm and well being. Relish the quiet. This home is so well engineered and built; tranquility abounds. The spaces have been designed for both everyday family living and large-scale entertaining, with palatially proportioned living and dining rooms.
The walls in the dining room are covered with the most exceptional hand painted oriental mural, depicting a fascinating eternal story as it flows gently around honoured guests. Guests can choose a drink from the main floor wet bar before descending the elegant floating staircase to the lower level. Pass the atrium and zen garden and enter the nearly 1,700 square foot recreation room. Play cards or billiards. An adjoining catering kitchen serves this area.
Over 26,000 square feet of the extraordinary exists across all 3.5 levels. A total of eight bedrooms. Five of these bedrooms are found on the upper level, along with two sitting areas. On a practical level, the lower level offers a house manager’s office and abundant storage space. The main level has a two bedroom and two-bathroom housekeeper’s suite. This space also makes a perfect guest suite for extended stay family and friends. An elevator accesses all three levels.
2.12 acres of rolling lawns, gardens, towering trees, lawns, terraces, and gardens. There is even a putting green. The land has been sculpted for privacy and allows for wonderful vistas from every window. Indoor and outdoor swimming pools. When standing in the breakfast area, the floor cantilevers over the indoor swimming pool and allows you to look through the massive wall of glass to the outdoor pool.
Car collectors will treasure the 7-car heated garage facility. Drive in one door and out another. With its greenhouse window and epoxy coating, it’s unlike any garage you have ever seen. Without question, The Bridle Path is one of the country’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. Located on the coveted and very quiet section of High Point Road. It is close to some of the country’s top private schools, including Toronto French and Crescent. Private clubs such as The Granite Club. Shopping at Bayview Village Shopping Centre and CF Shops at Don Mills. 30 minutes to the international airport or to the financial district. It is so rare to have over 2 acres of land, yet be so close to everything. The crown jewel of Canadian modern architecture!