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Shaughnessy Charm

This new custom home replicates a century-old Tudor, matching the grand neighbourhood style. But like so many homes in this area, perceived value dictates that every cubic foot is scrutinized. Every floor had to be ‘all that it could be’, which required a deeper excavation creating much-needed height in basement.
The lower floor is certainly not a “typical basement” – we divided a large space into private bedrooms and a full entertainment lounge. Key features include an ultimate bar with 2-sided glass TV, viewed from both sides of bar wall, flanked by 2 gas fireplaces and a fully-functioning 30 ft glass and red-brick wine cellar, cozy seating, pool table and karaoke/media room.
The kitchen is designed to be centrepiece of main floor with its rich-toned, wide plank, engineered hardwood Oak floors integrating the space. The kitchen backsplash, an Italian-made 24ct gold ‘Sicis’ tile in custom-designed damask pattern is truly an eye-catcher! Another Tavan signature detail is the chrome-plated, custom-turned solid cast-aluminum posts that anchor the island. Contemporary cabinets cleverly transition old-world look and complement custom-crafted millwork throughout house.
Upstairs in the magnificent master ensuite is an open, curbless walk-in, double shower that soars to 16 ft. at vault’s peak. With dual showers within a shower, this unique design starts on floor and continues up wall. The spectacular shower wall features 24 karat gold-tiled damask pattern soaring to peak. Custom-designed and custom-assembled, the pattern begins horizontally and curves around edge as it rises, no corner! Traditional, yet contemporary piece – most would consider art!
Built as a spec home, this home sold in days for $9 million!