Residence at 14 Sunnylea Avenue East


Sensational Custom home in Prime Sunnylea

No detail has been overlooked at this luxury residence: a superb layout, craftsman quality workmanship, showstopping kitchen and baths and an amazing list of special features:


Front and Main Hall

  • Premium 2 ¼” slab mahogany front door with side lights
  • Front door camera
  • Double front hall closet with built-in organizers
  • Wainscoting
  • 2-piece powder room with marble top vanity
  • Inside access to garage
  • Side door with side hall closet
  • Main floor laundry option
  • 9’6” ceiling height throughout main level

Living and Dining Rooms

  • Herring bone hardwood floors
  • Bay window in living room
  • Bi-fold, 8’ French doors to family room
  • Custom blinds and drapes
  • Power blinds in living room and kitchen
  • Built-in speakers

Family Room

  • 8’ French door double walk-out to deck
  • Custom built-in shelving with integrated wiring for media
  • Wainscoting
  • Built-in speakers
  • Gas fireplace
  • Coffered ceiling
  • Custom blinds and drapes


  • 6-burner Wolf range
  • Integrated range hood
  • Asko built-in dishwasher
  • Samsung over-under French door fridge with ice and water dispensing
  • Built-in microwave
  • 8’ by 5’ centre island with bar seating, sink and filtered water
  • Custom cabinetry with Baltic birch drawers
  • Two pull-out spice racks
  • Glass-front display cabinets with interior lighting
  • Under-cabinet lighting
  • Pot filler
  • Subway tile backsplash
  • Granite counter tops
  • Restoration Hardware style pendant bar lighting
  • Coffered ceiling


Master Bedroom

  • French doors to Juliette balcony
  • Coffered ceiling
  • Walk-in closet with built-in organizer
  • Built-in speakers

Master En Suite

  • Heated porcelain floors
  • Double vanity
  • Frameless glass shower with body jets and rain shower
  • Separate jetted Neptune tub
  • Skylight
  • Built-in speakers

Second Bedroom

  • Walk-in closet with built-in organizer
  • Coffered ceiling

Third and Fourth Bedrooms

  • Double closets with built-in organizers
  • Coffered ceilings

Second Bath

  • Frameless glass shower with rain and hand showers
  • Separate soaker tub with hand shower
  • Porcelain floors
  • Skylight

Third Bath

  • Frameless glass shower with rain and hand showers
  • Double vanity
  • Porcelain floors

Upper Hallway

  • Dramatic coffered skylight with backlighting
  • Wainscoting
  • Linen closet with built-in shelving
  • Alarm and front door camera control panel
  • Oak banister with wood pickets

Throughout Main and Second Floors

  • ¾” plank, oak hardwood floors
  • Oak registers
  • 12” baseboards
  • Crown mouldings
  • Solid core doors with lever handles


Recreation Room and Den

  • 8’ ceiling height
  • Oak hardwood flooring on sub-floor
  • 8’ baseboards
  • Full bath with heated floors
  • Family room with double French door walk-out
  • Built-in cabinets in Family Room
  • Gas fireplace
  • Built-in speakers
  • Wet bar
  • Above-grade windows
  • Basement laundry facilities


  • Hi-efficiency gas furnace
  • Central air conditioning
  • Humidifier
  • Central vacuum
  • 200 amp electrical service
  • Network cable throughout
  • Central alarm system
  • Central panel for media, security and camera wiring
  • Russound integrated audio system
  • Sump pump and backflow preventer
  • Finished cold storage room


  • Stone front façade
  • Downspouts with decorative conductor heads
  • Fully landscaped front and back yards
  • Back deck and patio with gas line for BBQ hook-up
  • Russound outdoor speakers over deck
  • Fully fenced backyard
  • Wood garden shed
  • Stone front steps with iron railings
  • Wood garage door with automatic garage door opener
  • Paving stone driveway


14 Sunnylea Avenue East - Map


Asking: $2,565,000

Residence at 48 Lavinia


Astonishingly Beautiful Swansea Home

Project Description and Schedule of Finishes:


The best location, on the best street, in the best neighbourhood in west Toronto:

• Short walk to Line 2 subway stations at Jane and Runnymede
• Short walk to shops, services and dining of Bloor West Village
• Short walk to High Park and to Lake Ontario
• Short commute to the Financial District and easy access to Pearson International Airport
• Mid-block location on non-through street
• Equidistant between Swansea Town Hall and Swansea School-Rennie Park
• West-facing lot with full-sun afternoon exposure and rare 130’ depth
• Mature Norway maple shade tree in front yard


The residence at 48 Lavinia Avenue has been designed with a strong sense of place.

No other building is more identified with Bloor West Village – Swansea than John Michael Lyle’s Runnymede Public Library and the architecture of 48 Lavinia quotes elements of his design. Adjacent arched sections, faced in dressed and rock face limestone, pay tribute to that iconic façade.


The Design Brief

• create a home for the family that wants to be in Bloor West Village but can’t find space in which to: raise three or more children, host extended family gatherings, entertain elegantly, enjoy the outdoors, host overnight or longer term guests comfortably, provide dedicated work-from-home spaces
• incorporate a luxurious and private, five-star master retreat
• exterior design that reflects the character of the neighbourhood and enhances the streetscape
The resulting design is efficient and beautiful: providing almost 2500ft2 of finished space, above grade. The layout incorporates four generous bedrooms, a separate main-floor office, walk-in pantry, over-sized living and entertaining spaces, a spa-like master suite and an exterior that is architecturally sensitive to the neighbourhood and an instant local favourite. .

Including the high-spec finished lower level, this home offers more than 3500ft2 of first-class living space.


Design Features

• 9’ 6” main floor ceiling height, 8’ 4” second floor, 8’ 2” lower level
• 7’ by 7’ front entry with quadruple built-in closet and room for seating
• Main floor office
• Main floor walk-in pantry
• Main floor powder room
• Open plan living and dining areas overlooked by 11’ kitchen peninsula
• Coffered dining room ceiling
• Walk-out to main level deck
• Four bedrooms above grade plus potential nanny suite on lower level
• Gallery entrance and cathedral ceiling in master suite
• 7-piece en suite master bath
• 6-piece main bath
• 4-piece lower level bath with rain shower
• Bulkhead-free design on all three levels
• 25’ recreation room on lower
• Full-width lower level second study or nanny suite with two double closets
• Ample laundry room with upper and lower storage and laundry sink
• Ample storage area, including 48” linen closet on upper and 17’ storage closet on lower


Interior Finish

• 7 ½ “ white oak hardwood floors in living areas throughout, including lower level
• Herringbone porcelain floors in baths and main entrance
• Oak stairs to upper and lower levels
• Glass and stainless steel railings
• Honed marble counters in baths and kitchen
• Honed marble backsplash in kitchen
• Custom kitchen cabinetry with soft close, birch wood drawers and dovetail joinery
• Custom bath cabinetry with soft-close drawers and doors throughout
• Built-in wine storage in pantry with display shelf and glassware hanging
• 36” Sub-zero built-in fridge
• 36” Wolf, six burner gas range
• 900 CFM integrated range hood fan
• Built-in microwave
• Miele dishwasher
• Grohe, Hans Grohe, Riobel and Kohler fixtures throughout, including rain showers in all full baths
• BainUltra aerating bath tubs with heated back rests in master and main baths
• Frameless glass showers in all full baths
• All bathrooms insulated for sound-proofing
• Restoration Hardware sconce lights and mirrors in all baths
• Quartz counters in laundry room
• 42” gas fireplace in living room with marble mantel and surround
• Dimmable LED recessed lighting throughout
• Lutron dimmers and switches throughout
• Multi-zone lighting design in all living areas
• Screw-less switch and outlet plates
• USB charging outlet in kitchen
• Cable outlets in all rooms
• Custom built master closet with birchwood drawers, dovetail joinery and library shelving
• 8’ built-in front hall closet with multi level hanging, shelving and soft-close drawers
• Solid mahogany, 8’ front door with acid etched glazing
• Emtek front door lock-set
• Four 8’ fiberglass French doors to backyard, with multi-point lock-sets
• Solid interior doors throughout, including 8’ interior doors on main level
• Crystal egg-style door knobs throughout
• Poplar trim throughout, including 8” baseboards, crown and window mouldings
• Low-e argon double glazed casement windows throughout, ‘iron ore’ colour
• Velux skylights in second floor hallway
• Nest thermostat control in main house and studio
• Benjamin Moore paint used throughout


Exterior Finish and Landscaping
• Dressed and rock-face cut limestone front façade
• Year round backyard studio with Nest thermostat, home networking and cable service
• Red cedar overhead beams, LED lighting, porcelain and hardwood floors in studio
• Restoration Hardware Edison style outdoor lighting
• Cobblestone front parking pad, rear walkway and studio verandah
• 16’ back deck with electrical outlet and gas BBQ line
• 6’ privacy fence with copper caps, gated on both sides of the house
• Fully landscaped front yard, including glass railing on front steps
• Sodded rear yard with storage shed
• Legal front yard parking space
Mechanical and Structural
• York furnace and air conditioner
• Continental 42” power vented gas fireplace
• 200 amp electrical service
• Separate electrical panel in studio
• Copper, ¾” water service
• Landmark CertainTeed roof shingles
• EIFS cladding on three elevations


Price upon request

Kind Words from Past (and Future) Clients

Jonathan is great at what he does. He is extremely responsive, highly knowledgeable and super reliable. I would not have trusted the purchase of our first house to anyone else. Plus Jonathan has a great personality and a fantastic sense of humour!!!

LR and WW

Jon, Thanks for being a true gem and helping me in one of the biggest decisions in my life to date. Arscott should be synonymous with ‘respect, integrity, hard work, due diligence and all around great individual.’ I feel fortunate to have lucked in and met you at an open house. You are spot on in your analysis of homes, business acumen AND care more about the CLIENT than your bottom line. Thanks again! I’ll be passing the word out that you are the go-to agent in T.O. and utilizing you as my resource moving forward in years to come…less

“Extremely knowledgeable and professional. He is very sincere, genuine and patient. Jonathan is very honest and forthright with your best interest in mind. An absolute delight to work with and has become a personal friend. Thanks Jonathan for all your hard work in our new purchase and sale of our existing home.

LC and LC
Jonathan was an absolute pleasure to deal with in the recent purchase of our home in the Danforth area of Toronto. Having recently relocated to Toronto from London, England, Jonathan took a huge amount of time to educate us on various neighbourhoods and the culture associated with each, eventually helping us choose the perfect area to suit our lifestyle. Jonathan demonstrated huge expertise in every area of the city and was always on top of any developments on a street that may be of concern / benefit. When it came time to bid, Jonathan demonstrated amazingly strategic game-play, ensuring we got a great price for our home, and avoided the bidding wars that are common to the area. Friendly, patient, honest and strategic, we couldn’t recommend Jonathan highly enough!less

JM and JM
My wife and I recently worked with Jonathan to sell our Condo in Toronto. This was our third condo sale and our last experience with a real estate broker was less than stellar. What a refreshing experience to work with Jonathan! I’ve never heard of or witnessed an agent that worked so hard and diligently to sell a property. I never felt like we were just another account to Jonathan, or that we weren’t Jonathan’s top priority. This is important given that a person’s home is in many instances their most significant asset.

Thank you Jonathan!

Jonathan is an excellent real estate agent. After one chance meeting with my parents, he has become the de facto real estate agent for the entire family – I believe he’s done over 8 transactions in total. He is smart, personable, and makes you feel like he is as personally invested in the outcome as you are. We will be using Jonathan for any and all future transactions, which is the true test of the value of a service provider.less

AA and GA
Jonathan made the real estate process simple, even though I was in a different city, by keeping me in touch with the process at any time of day. He was patient, informative, and conscientious.


Jonathan is an amazing real estate agent. We were very nervous about buying our first home, but Jonathan guided us through the process with patience, enthusiasm and a vast knowledge of the market. He listened to all of our needs, answered our questions and allayed our fears about the Toronto market! He took the time during all of our showings to give us an honest assessment of each property and his advice was invaluable. (especially for real estate rookies like us!) He ended up finding us the perfect home in the exact neighbourhood we were hoping for. We will definitely be calling him whenever we buy or sell in the future.less

SK and MB
Jonathan is a fantastic real estate agent. He’s very patient and takes the time to really understand what you’re looking for and what matters to you. He listens carefully and learns about your needs and applies his skills and experience to find the right listings that match your exact interest. I highly recommend him and will certainly ask him to assist me in my next purchase.

Jonathan made the experience of my first condo purchase a very easy and painless process, even though I purchased my condo through an assignment, which is a little bit more complicated than most purchases. Jonathan listens and is patient. He took the time to show me several options in the neighbourhood that I was interested in, so that I can have the right expectations. And when I saw a unit that I liked and was a good find, Jonathan held my hand through the process of putting an offer in. (Let’s face it, the first major purchase is a bit scary!). You can be sure that I will go back to Jonathan, if I ever want to sell!less


Jonathan never got frustrated with the list of things my sister and I wanted for our condo. He worked with our budget and our schedule and our crazy questions and was amazing! I highly recommend him and plan to use him when/if I move again!

Waste Management Operations, and Student at the Canadian Forces College
Jonathan is a very conscientious real estate agent. He takes th time to understand your wants, needs and desires in not only a house but the community in which you will reside.
While searching for a our current home he knew before I dd that this would be the house we would choose because it far exceeded my requirements for the greater community, while being an ideal residence for my growing family to become a home for yearsto come.less

CS and MS

Extremely knowledgeable and professional. He gets back to you immediately with information. He is also very sincere, genuine and kind. And Jonathan is very honest and forthright – he won’t sugarcoat anything. If something isn’t right, he will let you know. He always has your best interests in mind. He takes time to get to know you first to truly understand your needs. He is a delight to work with. We’ll be calling him the next time we buy or sell – without hesitation.less

KW and JW
He makes his clients feel very comfortable and was absolutely relentless in in reaching our goal. You really feel that he is working with you to find the best solution. If I had to buy or sell another home I would definitely call Jonathan again!

SS and SS
Jonathan, with much enthusiasm introduced me to the real estate market for the first time in 2006 when I bought my very first property. Four years later he helped me sell it and find a perfect home.

Jonathan has a lot of passion, eagerness and dedication to make sure his clients find what they need. I would definitely recommend Jonathan to help you sell your property…more

JF and KF
Key Accounts Manager and Program Development at CTI International Ltd
Jonathan is a thorough and trustworthy real estate agent. His sincerity, good humour and dedication to his work will ensure great results when looking for your next home.

Jon is not only a very effective & trustworthy real estate agent, he is a valuable ally in understanding your neighborhood. This level of service extends beyond the sale / purchase of a home, Jon can provide helpful advice on everything from where best to spend money & who to deal with for a kitchen renovation to where to get a good deal on tires for your car. Jon has continued to provide excellent service over the past 5 years since we bought our house. He proactively contacts us to let us know what is happening in our neighborhood & he quickly responds to any questions we have. He is a trusted friend as well as being the real estate agent we would use again without hesitation.

MA and JA

Jonathan assisted my wife and I in selling our condo and purchasing a new home. One of the things we most appreciated about his services was his prompt responses to any questions we had via email, text messages, or telephone. He was even quick getting back to us in recommending a Home Inspector 1 year after the purchase of our home!

GB and SB
I engaged Jonathan’s services via the recommendation of a mutual friend and couldn’t be happier with the results. I was selling my home and purchasing a new property and required considerable counsel throughout the process. Jonathan has a great deal of knowledge in this category, is helpful, patient and consistently looks out for his client’s best interests. I would recommend him in a heartbeat!!

Jonathan spends the time helping you find the home you want and helps you sell the home you have for the best results and the shortest time all the while ‘holding your hand’ through every stage. Wonderful person!

Jonathan worked with us to find a house within our budget and parameters. He provided great service and found us a great house at a good price. I will do business again with him and I would recommend him to a friend.

PJ and DJ
Jonathan helped me and my wife buy our first house in Bloor West Village in October 2009. The market was pretty crazy and we weren’t really sure what we wanted. Jonathan was great at helping us to prioritize our options and his knowledge of home renovations gave us confidence to consider properties in a range of different conditions. He guided us through a couple of very competitive bidding situations. In the end, we’ve ended up with a house we really like, on a great street – at a fantastic price.less

AK and MD
John did an excellent job ensuring that we understood the process, that we were staying on budget and that we were making an informed decision. Without question I will use him again.

SS and DH