Nestled on a picturesque street in the heart of Toronto’s sought-after Summerhill neighbourhood, this century-old historic Methodist church was converted into five multi-level luxury townhouses. The magnificently preserved façade features lancet windows, hood moulds, and a commanding bell tower that incorporates the former gothic design’s aesthetic quality and refined style with a modern metropolitan flair. Designed by Janet Rosenberg, one of Canada’s most distinguished landscape architecture and urban designers, the striking gardens surrounding the building create a sense of tranquility that extends both inside and out. Townhouse Five offers a private retreat of unrivalled quality, and traditional bespoke finishes representing the quintessence of sophisticated urban living.
The main level boasts an open concept living and dining area perfect for entertainment and relaxation and showcases elegant crown moulding, pendant lighting, and a gas-burning fireplace. The double French doors flow to a stone terrace with an outdoor fireplace and seamlessly integrate the indoor and outdoor spaces. The gourmet chef’s kitchen is complete with a breakfast nook, an expansive marble island, bespoke cabinetry, marble counters with a mosaic backsplash, professional-grade appliances, double wall ovens, a built-in coffee system, and a built-in pantry that offers an abundance of storage. A convenient main floor powder room, a temperature-controlled wine cellar, and the potential to install an elevator define this home as an entertainer’s paradise.
The second level features sophisticated detailing complete with a wrought iron railing and warm-toned herringbone hardwood floors. The expansive and ultra-private primary retreat boasts a stunning floor-to-ceiling fireplace, multiple walk-in closets shrouded with built-in cabinetry, and pot lights throughout. The five-piece spa-style ensuite bathroom is complete with a custom-designed his and hers vanity lined with quartz counters, a glass-enclosed shower, a soaker tub, a separate water closet with a multifunctional Japanese toilet, and a full-sized adjoining laundry area. Two additional well-proportioned bedrooms featuring spacious closets, herringbone flooring, and romantic Juliette balconies overlooking the rear gardens complete this level.
The light-filled third level features an open concept family room boasting built-in cabinetry, a large central skylight, vaulted ceilings, a mid-century modern inspired gas burning fireplace, and a custom wet bar with backlit glass. The three-piece bathroom is complete with a custom vanity with a top-mount basin, a standing glass shower, and a sauna that immediately evokes a sense of relaxation. The well-proportioned office and the adjoining media room with potential as a fourth bedroom features custom built-in cabinetry, in-ceiling speakers, a skylight, and French doors opening to a Juliette balcony offering serene views of the rear gardens.
The lower level boasts additional storage space and features a unit-specific mechanical room along with direct access to the underground parking garage that provides parking for two cars. Two storage lockers offer an abundance of additional storage space.
12 Macpherson, Townhouse Five is only a short drive from the downtown core, steps away from grocery and retail stores of Yonge and Summerhill, close proximity to some of the best green spaces in the city and surrounded by some of the top-ranking public and private schools that the city has to offer. This stellar property provides a rare and unique opportunity to own a one-of-a-kind townhouse situated in one of Toronto’s most sought-after neighbourhoods.