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 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.
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.
For example, on the ground floor, you will notice original beams, curved ceilings, numerous built-ins and warm fireplaces.
This level includes the usual main rooms: living room, dining room, library, kitchen and family room.
They are all extremely spacious with lots of natural light thanks to the large windows.
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.
The bedrooms, all with large closets, are located on the second and third floors of the house.
The master bedroom has arched windows, a large walk-in closet and a five-piece bathroom.
It also has a small private balcony.
And while most rooms appear to have been recently renovated, including three of the bathrooms, one room hasn’t been touched since the ’80s.
It’s the kitchen.
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.
But never fear, real estate agent Anita Merlo noted that there are already plans for a Scavolini kitchen.
As for outdoor space, the house has a beautifully lush garden with plenty of seating to relax and enjoy the garden.
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.
But to make up for the grim basement of 40 Castle Frank Cres. has a discount.
Either way, this house is something special or as Merlo puts it: “it’s a stately home for the ages”.