Prepare to be blown away. 101 Borden Street is a completely renovated and restored Victorian home circa 1900, and is the full package. With a clear and refined vision, the homeowners lived in the property between 2008-2016 and carefully set a course to uncover this home’s true potential. They then undertook an extensive restoration in 2017 which has resulted in this gorgeous home of subtle perfection.
Ceilings spanning just shy of ten feet on the main floor create an air of grandeur immediately upon entry. The smoked herringbone hardwood floors offer a soft and modern appeal to the space and lead sight lines straight back to the gorgeous, magazine-featured kitchen. Crisp white walls are contrasted beautifully with rich black detailing on the new windows and doors, and the principal spaces are perfectly appointed with subtle coved ceiling details and original baseboards.
Perhaps the most drool-worthy space within this home is the custom kitchen that was featured in House and Home’s Kitchen and Bath issue. Calacatta Gold marble detailing runs beautifully on top of both the centre island as well as the workspaces and backsplash of the kitchen, with veining enhanced by the brass hardware and unlacquered brass Waterworks faucet. The kitchen is made for a chef, with large workspaces, customized and well-planned storage features, not to mention the top-of-the-line appliances throughout. To cap off the beauty of this main floor, are the exquisite french door features opposite the kitchen, opening into the newly landscaped deck and garden space. The doors are a piece of art on their own!
The second floor holds a sublime primary bedroom retreat, with nine-foot coved ceilings, original baseboard details, a bay window feature, and cool painted hardwood floors. There are two large closet systems included in the suite, which lead then to the gorgeous five-piece ensuite with a European shower and free-standing tub.
Also on the second floor is a large second bedroom space that overlooks the rear gardens, as well as a fully renovated four-piece bathroom. The third floor was also extensively renovated in 2017 and now holds a fabulous home office space with an eastern exposure, a third bedroom suite, and another superbly renovated and designed bathroom.
The lower level has been finished and holds an expansive recreation space, a two-piece bathroom, a bounty of storage and convenient laundry space.
101 Borden Street is a truly divine Victorian gem that is so rarely offered to market, and lies within a delightful enclave of neighbours in Harbord Village. The conveniences are endless on Harbord, Bloor, and Kensington, all within walking distance to this fine home. A true Victorian dream, that is not to be missed.