This $5 Million Home in Toronto Has a Huge Kitchen Straight Out of the ’80s

Custom built in 1908 for Mr. GE Bryant by famed and prolific Toronto architects Chadwick and Beckett, 40 Castle Frank Crescent has been turning heads for over a century.

The exterior of the house.

The heritage house is built from a combination of wood and stone giving it a Tudor style appearance from the outside.

It also sits on a rare 110-foot-wide piece of land, which even for Rosedale is a sizable piece of land.

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The dining room.

Listed at $5,225,000, the five-bedroom, five-bathroom home offers nearly 7,000 square feet of living space and lots of incredible architectural details.

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The library.

For example, on the ground floor, you will notice original beams, curved ceilings, numerous built-ins and warm fireplaces.

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The family room.

This level includes the usual main rooms: living room, dining room, library, kitchen and family room.

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Original fireplaces can be found throughout the house.

They are all extremely spacious with lots of natural light thanks to the large windows.

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Note the domed ceiling in the family room.

The sunken family room is particularly cool with a curved wood paneled ceiling which then opens up to this greenhouse shaped seating area which overlooks the garden with a wood burning stove. It is magic.

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Room.

The bedrooms, all with large closets, are located on the second and third floors of the house.

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The master bedroom.

The master bedroom has arched windows, a large walk-in closet and a five-piece bathroom.

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The master bedroom balcony.

It also has a small private balcony.

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The adjoining main bathroom.

And while most rooms appear to have been recently renovated, including three of the bathrooms, one room hasn’t been touched since the ’80s.

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The only noticeable difference in the orange tile accent, which could be painted over the original tiles.

It’s the kitchen.

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The kitchen overlooks the garden.

Prior to the current owners purchasing this home in 2016, 40 Castle Frank Cres. been in the same family for 40 years and if you look at the pictures in the previous listing the kitchen is basically the same.

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The home.

But never fear, real estate agent Anita Merlo noted that there are already plans for a Scavolini kitchen.

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The backyard with perennials.

As for outdoor space, the house has a beautifully lush garden with plenty of seating to relax and enjoy the garden.

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The basement.

However, one thing that is odd about this Rosedale home is that the basement is unfinished. You’d think that for $5 million there would be more than exposed conduits and wires in the basement.

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A bedroom transformed into an office.

But to make up for the grim basement of 40 Castle Frank Cres. has a discount.

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The back of the house.

Either way, this house is something special or as Merlo puts it: “it’s a stately home for the ages”.

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