A 1,200-square-foot townhouse in the heart of Leslieville. This fully renovated space is brimming with style, so much so that it has been featured in Chatelaine magazine! Interior Designer (and television design expert) Julia Black truly maximized the potential of her home to create a modern yet warm aesthetic that is as beautiful as it is functional.
Coming up the steps you are welcomed by a great front porch, entering the open-concept living space makes you instantly want to have people over to entertain. There is a fantastic flow, and once you get past the initial “wow, I love the decor!” you can take note of the design details that really speak volumes. From the horizontally lain matte black hardwood flooring to the glass stair rail, it becomes clear that not one reno decision was made without the thought and care of the visionary designer who lives there!
In the kitchen, there is a ton of natural light with an eclectic mix of bi-colour cabinets, open shelving, natural woods, and marble. The built-in breakfast nook invites you sit and have a cappuccino or glass of wine… or both! Once a traditionally narrow galley kitchen, the space is now the hub of the house, ready to serve a hostess-with-the-mostest well.
As you head upstairs, you really get a sense of the young family that lives here. A great kids’ and master bedroom are separated by a fantastic den that can double as a guest room and extra living/ movie-marathon space.
Leslieville is probably the coolest place to live in Toronto right now. With fantastic shopping, brunch destinations, and dining at your doorstep, this home stands among the best city living has to offer, with all the character of a historical Toronto neighbourhood.
To see the Chatelaine spread of this stunning property, as well as some more of her extensive design portfolio, please take a look at Julia Black’s website: