14 Springmount Ave

8014 Springmount Avenue Offered at $2,195,000

Ahead Of The Curve: An Architect’s Dream House Built In Toronto’s Next Luxury Neighbourhood

With mature trees, rolling hills and stunning vistas it is easily forgotten that Wychwood/Regal Heights is just minutes from the downtown core. This neighbourhood could easily be Toronto’s next big luxury neighbourhood. It is for this reason that architect Eric Van Ziffle chose a small detached house on a large 38 x 186 foot lot to recreate his dream home….

Van Ziffle may be one of the first to bring a designer’s touch to this untapped neighbourhood, but he certainly won’t be the last.

14 Springmount_-2_-3_-4_-5_-6_fusedControl4 Home Automation media server and smart home wiring is set up to control an entertainment system that distributes music into four zones: the living room, the kitchen, the outdoor backyard and the third floor master bedroom. Each of these areas has two powered speakers. The indoor speakers are installed in the ceilings and the two outdoor speakers are mounted on the backyard fence.The set up is enabled for music streaming via external storage media, and internet music streaming.These can be controlled through the wall-mounted control pad or through a smartphone app.The Control4 offers the possibility of additional modules and functionality and has potential to connect it with the lighting, other smart home functionality, and home security system in order to provide added comfort, convenience and peace of mind.

42Home Mechanical System Features:

ADT Home Alarm System with motion sensors, door sensors and also connected to the smoke detectors and CO detectors. The Alarm system is zoned with keypads at front entrance, side entrance, garage and master bedroom (monthly contract to be assumed, $19.99 +hst monthly.

Two sets of hard-wired smoke detectors and CO detectors. One set is wired internally throughout the house. The other set is wired to enable an alert to the home security monitoring company.

– Viessmann-brand natural gas fired hot water boiler forced air heat furnace.(Modulating boiler saves energy and adapts to surrounding conditions to provide more efficient heating.)

– 2 HVAC systems and 2 thermostats allows dual zone heating and cooling control in the home.

– Central Air-Conditioner

– Humidifier

– Central Vacuum: Nilfisk Supreme 250 Central Vacuum located in under-stairs storage room accessed off the laundry room.

– Sump Pump

– Sewage Ejector for the basement bathroom

-Hot Water Tank (Direct Energy (Hot Water Tank): 27.49 +hst monthly)

60Kitchen Description and Features:

– Sleek push-open kitchen cabinet doors with no external hardware.

-Top quality kitchen cabinet and drawer hardware by Blum and Hafele

-Full-height slide-out pantry

– Bertazzoni Professional Series 36 inch 6-burner gas range with convection oven.

– Bertazzoni Stainless Steel Fan Hood

– Bosch built-in stainless steel microwave convection oven

– Bosch built-in stainless steel electric convection wall oven

– Integrated Bosch refrigerator with bottom-loading freezer and ice maker.

– Marvel Stainless Steel Wine Fridge

– Marvel Stainless Steel Beverage Fridge

– Two under-mount stainless steel sinks enables separate zones for clean-up and food-preparation.

-Pull out drawer-mounted garbage-handling system beside clean-up sink provides a way to separate all three elements: recycling, compost and garbage

– Quartz countertops

– Some open shelving

– LED under-cabinet lighting

– Halogen pot lights

-Pendant lighting over the kitchen island on a dimmer switch

-Back-painted glass tile backsplash

-Solar blinds

-Ceiling-mounted speakers integrated into Control4 Home Automation System

-Kitchen island features include: breakfast bar with seating for four, double-waterfall 1 ¼ inch thick quartz counter top and two electrical outlets undermounted beneath either end of the breakfast bar trim.

-Walk-out from kitchen to backyard patio through sliding glass doors.

Building Exterior Features:

Premium levels materials used. Zinc fascia and zinc siding, cedar-clad overhang on the porch. Large expanses of glass. Cement board. Brick.

Backyard Features:

– Outdoor speakers wired into the Control4 Home Automation system integrated into the sound system.

– gas connection

– hose bib

– electric hookup

– wood fence

– patio with paving stones

– paved walkway

– landscaped with sod

– planters

Home Insulation:

Closed-cell spray foam insulation in the walls and ceiling means the house has high insulation values well beyond what is typically found in homes in the neighbourhood. The building envelope has 6 to 8 inches of closed cell foam insulation providing high R Values of approximately R30+.

Interior Staircase and Hallway Features:

-Extra-wide staircases with built-in shelving at bottom and top of staircases. Wide hallways allow for seating and storage.

Garage Features:

– Cedar-faced 400 square foot garage.This will fit two medium cars, or one large car and one small car.

-Huge laneway in the back with a massive turnaround makes it very easy to access the property.

– Garage has electrical power outlets.

– (Two) garage door openers with remote controls

– Home Alarm System Keypad Control

Outdoor Landscaping:

Put a clause in the agreement regarding the installation of pavers and plantings only after the weather is warm enough to sustain plantings.

11Third Floor Description and Features:

Master bedroom has hardwood flooring, a lockable sliding barn door on rails,

– ADT Home Security keypad controls,

– large ceiling-level window with solar blind.

– west-facing wall of windows with a sliding glass door leading to the rooftop deck. Solar blinds.

– Walk-in Closet/Dressing Room with built-in shelving, drawers, clothes rails, mirror and pot lights. Hardwood Floor.

– Ceiling mounted speakers in the master bedroom are integrated with the Control4 Home Automation system and controlled via smartphone app. 

– Master bedroom is wired for cable TV and two CAT6 outlets to enable high speed networks in the house. One CAT6 outlet is dedicated for phone and one is hooked into the media system server.

– The rooftop deck has water hookup and double electrical outlets.

-Third floor staircase landing has integrated wall-mounted shelving.

-Separate walkout from the top of the staircase landing to the rooftop deck via a glass-front door with solar privacy shade.

-HVAC system on the third floor with humidifier.

00Third Floor Master Ensuite Bath:

– 7 piece bath

– Wall-hung Double vanity with four drawers, with two undermount Kohler sinks and two wall-mounted “rubi” faucets.

– Quartz countertops

– Wall-mounted mirror

– Vanity lighting above mirror

– Large subway tile wall finish

– Halogen pot lights

– Toilet visually hidden behind frosted glass separater wall

– Toto water saving toilet

-Free-standing “Slik” tub with separate hand shower wand

– Porcelain tile floor in master bath except in the shower

– With “Nuheat” in-floor heating system controlled by a separate thermostat

– Separate shower with glass front surround and door

– Rain shower head and separate hand shower head

-Basalt tile floor in the shower

– Walkout from the master bath to a private cedar deck through a glass-front door with roller blind.

– Large ceiling-level picture window

– Floor-to-ceiling frosted glass window beside the tub

-Cedar deck has a water faucet and electrical outlet and outdoor halogen lighting

-Small built-in planting area beside the deck.

Second Floor Description and Features:

-Built-in storage at both staircase landings on the second floor.

24Third bedroom on the second floor:

– hardwood flooring

– an east –facing large picture window with an additional north-facing corner window, casement window and solar blinds

– double closet with sliding door

– wired with two Cat6 outlets and cable

– baseboards

– overhead light fixture

26Larger 2nd floor bathroom:

– 6 piece bath

– Frosted glass-front entry door

– Porcelain tile floor

– Wall mounted vanity with six drawers, two undermount Kohler sinks and ‘rubi’ faucets.

– Wall mirror

– Vanity lighting

– Pot lights

– Quartz counter top

-Slik Soaker tub with partial glass wall, rainshower head and separate hand shower.

– Subway tile tub surround

– Picture window with roller shade and casement window with roller shade.

– Toto Water Saver Toilet in a separate enclosure with pocket door.

– Halogen pot lights.

– Nuheat in-floor heating controlled with separate programmable thermostat.

Smaller second floor bathroom:

– 4piece bath

– Porcelain tile floor

– Separate glass front shower with rainshower and hand shower.

– Halogen pot lights

– Toto water saver toilet

– Integrated vanity and sink with “rubi” faucet and two drawers.

– Wall mirror

– **Includes separate 2nd floor laundry room with water hookup and dryer exhaust vent to accommodate stacked washer and dryer (2nd floor washer and dryer not included in purchase price)

36Second floor family room:

Floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the main floor living room. Glass wall provides tremendous natural light from the living room skylights

– Hardwood floor

– Halogen pot lights

– Wired for Cable TV, two Cat 6 connections and HDMI cable pre-wired into the wall

– Baseboards

39First 2nd floor bedroom:

– hardwood floor

– double closet

– baseboards

– wired for cable and two Cat 6 connections

– Glass-front entry door

– Picture window

– Solar blinds

– Casement window

– overhead light fixture

– overlooks backyard

41Second 2nd floor bedroom:

– hardwood floor

– double closet

– baseboard

– wired for cable and two Cat 6 connections

-glass-front entry door

– picture window

– solar blinds

– casement window

– overhead light fixture

– overlooks backyard

Main Floor Description and Features:

53Living Room:

– Hardwood floor

– gas fireplace

– east-facing picture window

– casement window

– Solar blind

– Pot lights

– Ceiling mounted speakers

– Custom millwork book case room divider with adjustable shelves.

56Dining Room:

– Hardwood floor

– Two-storey high ceiling with skylights,

– wired for cable TV and two Cat6 outlets.

-Sliding barn door leads to downstairs and a separate side entrance.

Separate side entrance:

– halogen pot lights

– cedar cladding on walls and ceiling

– glass-front entry door

– ADT security keypad

Powder room:

– 2 piece bath

– hardwood floor

– wall-mounted vanity with sink and faucet

– Casement window

– Toto water saver toilet

– Vanity lighting

– Halogen pot light


– Ceramic tile foyer entrance

– Large entry closet with built-in shelving

– Overhead light fixture

Basement Features and Finishes:

72Basement rec room:

– broadloom,

– full height ceiling,

– casement windows

– wired for cable tv, two cat6 outlets and an HDMI in-wall connection.

– Halogen track lights and halogen pot lights all on dimmers.

Basement bedroom:

– broadloom,

– interior window

– glass-front door

– overhead light fixture

Basement laundry room:

– Maytag Maxima MCT Direct Drive Motor High Efficiency Washer, and Maytag Maxima Steam MCT High Efficiency SensorDrying Dryer

– tile floor

– Butcher block countertop

– utility sink and faucet

-upper and lower storage cabinets

Basement utility room:

Basement crawl space accessed from the utility room:

Basement bathroom:

– 4 piece bath

– Toto water saver toilet

– Large glass-front shower with rainshower and hand shower

– Wall-mounted Vanity with integrated basin and “rubi” faucet and four drawers

– Subway tile shower surround

– Porcelain tile floor

-Halogen pot lights and vanity lighting

-Glass-front door