House of the Week: $6.7 Million for Modernist Cedervale Marvel in Atom Egoyan’s Film chloe
The 5,200-square-foot property features soaring ceilings, cloakrooms, gorgeous Canadian materials, and a private walkway to the canyon.
neighborhood: cedar veil
size: 5,200 square feet
Agent: Elise Stern Gropper
Luxurious residence in Cedarvale Park, featured in Atom Egoyan’s 2009 film chloe, Starring Amanda Seyfried, Julianne Moore, Liam Neeson.
A residential neighborhood between Bathurst and Vaughan, Heathdale has spent much of the last century in uncertainty. In the 1960s, the city expropriated many homes to build the Spadina Highway. This was the infamous Boondoggle passing through the neighborhood until the project was canceled in 1971 due to public opposition. It was the original owner, but by that time many of the houses on the valley side were due to be completely rebuilt.
In 2007, a new buyer bought the 68 Heathdale property, demolished the house and replaced it with a mahogany and cedar lot designed by a renowned architect. Drew MandelUpon completion, the tall gable A-frame with its warm wood and large rear window attracted widespread media attention. In Toronto architectural circles, the place became known as his Ravine House..
Owners loved the home for its north-facing views from every room and driveway to the canyon, as well as its proximity to Cedarvale Community School, transit, and restaurants. Now that the kids are grown up, the owner is considering downsizing.
The façade features a neutral gray cedar shake roof with bright orange mahogany side panels. The owner chose an A-frame look to match the historic charm of the street.
The family room has a cozy lodge feel with Jatoba ceiling tiles, oak hardwood floors and a ledge rock gas fireplace. Floor-to-ceiling windows offer spectacular views, but the home is also equipped with electronic blinds for privacy.
Gorgeous wood extends to the kitchen, which comes with Viking appliances and Algonquin ledge rock countertops and tiles. Oversized sliding glass doors lead to a large backyard terrace, perfect for summer dinner parties.
The entire house is covered with a network of Lutron pot lights that are rarely needed during the day.
The home has four bedrooms, but the previous owner converted one into a home gym overlooking the canyon.
Just outside the main bathroom is a self-maintained urban garden with its own irrigation system.
The oak storage room is large enough for a lifetime supply of liquor.
And a cloakroom with sophisticated cabinetry is ready for a sleek dresser with a focus on accessories.
The 175 foot deep backyard is arguably the home’s best feature. The brick-and-stone cooking station has an integrated gas grill and is supported by winter-hardy ipe wood on the deck for all seasons.
Finally, take one last look at the home’s towering modernist additions.