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Fri May 04 2012

1 Clarkehaven St., Thornhill1 Clarkehaven St., Thornhill
By Allison HarnessReal Estate Reporter

Location: 1 Clarkehaven St., Clarke Ave. W. and Yonge St.

Asking price: $1,649,900

Size: over 4,300 sq. ft.

Lot: 50 by 120-ft., attached double car garage, private double drive

Taxes: $9,800 (2011)

Bedrooms: 4 plus 2

Bathrooms: 7

With over 4,300 square feet of living space, this upgraded two-storey executive home is situated on a large corner lot on a family-friendly street.

“The home sits off Arnold Ave., known for its lavish estate homes and decorated private schools,” says listing agent Ilan Joseph.

“The property features numerous upgrades. One of the main compliments we get on the home beyond the superior finishes is its spacious feel due to the 10.5-foot ceilings on the main level.

“Set in the heart of majestic Old Thornhill, buyers are drawn to this neighbourhood for its rich history and established roots from the late 18th century.”

The area is surrounded by a number of golf courses and clubs. There are many parks nearby as well as the Promenade Mall, places of worship, schools, a library, the TTC and a community centre within walking distance.

The stately exterior has a facade of brick and stone with an impressive pillared double-door entrance. It also features a side entrance with a single door with a curved transom window above. With this and an interlocking brick walkway and driveway, interesting rooflines — both curved and peaked — and a manicured lawn, the home boasts plenty of curb appeal.

The main foyer features a coffered ceiling, a tumbled marble floor, a chandelier, high ceiling and lots of natural light. There are 10.5-foot ceilings on the main floor. The main hallway has a double coat closet and pot lights.

On one side of the foyer is the spacious formal dining room with a hardwood floor, crown moulding, a chandelier, a decorative niche, and two windows.

On the other side of the foyer is a sitting room with hardwood, moulded ceiling, an oversized picture window and pot lights. The living room features hardwood, pot lights, crown moulding and a gas fireplace with a marble surround and an entertainment centre.

The huge kitchen has a tumbled marble floor, granite counters, a tiered centre island with a double sink, pot lights, moulded ceiling, custom-designed cabinets, tumbled marble backsplash and stainless steel appliances, including two ovens and two dishwashers. The kitchen is open to the breakfast room with a tumbled marble floor and a curved wall of windows overlooking the backyard.

There is also a den or home office with crown moulding, pot lights, hardwood, built-in desk and shelves and a large window. There is a powder room on the main floor.

A solid wood staircase with a wrought-iron rail leads to the second floor. The second-floor hallway boasts several skylights, a coffered ceiling and hardwood.

The master bedroom features hardwood, his/hers closets, pot lights, a fireplace with a marble surround, a coffered ceiling and sitting area with many window. It also has a six-piece ensuite with two sinks, separate shower stall and a corner tub with a skylight above.

The second bedroom has a coffered ceiling and hardwood, as well as a walk-in closet and four-piece ensutie. Highlights of the third bedroom include hardwood, walk-in closet and three-piece bathroom. The fourth bedroom also has hardwood, a walk-in closet and a four-piece ensuite.

The lower level is professionally finished with a recreation room with broadloom, pot lights, a fireplace, built-in bar, and a French door walk-out. It also has two bedrooms, a two-piece bathroom and a three-piece bathroom. There is also a sauna in the basement.

The backyard is newly fenced, has an underground sprinkler system and a flagstone patio.

To have a look at this property, contact listing agent Ilan Joseph, Sutton Group – Admiral Realty Inc., Brokerage, 416-739-7200,–house-of-the-week

Ilan Joseph is a Real Estate Broker with Sutton Group and is co-founder of a 10-person award-winning Toronto real estate team. You can find him on Twitter and . For over 10 years, Ilan has provided more than 1300 buyers and sellers valued advice and service, enabling them to reach their real estate goals. He’s kind of like the Bruce Willis of real estate.