The Story of 818 Northvale Road
A stately 1920’s Crocker Highlands Chateau, 818 Northvale showcases preserved architectural allure and polished updates for present-day joie de vivre. Its central-hall floorplan expands to three levels of living space with glamorous public rooms, five bedrooms, four full bathrooms, including an elaborate master suite, plus a family room, and home office. Many rooms, including the updated kitchen-breakfast room, overlook abundantly green formal gardens connecting long stretches of lawn and terrace.
Garden spaces, integrating structural elements intermixed with perennials, are screened by manicured flowering shrubs, a cultivated, private setting for parties and play. Equally serene, the home’s location in a residential pocket belies its ultra-convenient proximity to highly rated schools and Lakeshore’s vibrant hub of markets, boutiques, cafes, and recreation, and highway access.
In a French Eclectic composition, the home’s façade is outlined by decorative quoins, topped by roof dormers, illuminated by shutter-trimmed arched windows, and accessed via an arched opening. Original architectural flair throughout the interior includes gleaming hardwood floors on two levels, a rococo fireplace exuberant in its mantle flourishes and marble striations, ornate door hardware, and Art Deco lighting fixtures and bathroom concepts. Grandly scaled windows in the living and dining rooms correspond to broad dimensions and generate a radiant effect, while wide entries outlined with curvilinear moldings promote a gracious flow between the public spaces.
Equipped for contemporary capability, the kitchen features high-caliber stainless appliances including a five-burner double-oven range and auxiliary wine refrigerator. Stone surfaces harmonize: natural-stone flooring, granite counters and backsplashes, and a fireclay farm sink. A long stretch of prep and buffet space meets the windowed breakfast area with built-in sideboard. Extensive cabinetry is augmented by a walk-in pantry, and an adjacent opening leads to the garden. Completing the main floor, a study adjacent to a full bathroom also offers au pair possibilities.
The master retreat combines updates complementing the home’s time-honored splendor. Its dressing room-closet, fashioned with built-in configurations, presents a furnished effect, and its multi-chamber bathroom reflects a current take on a classic aesthetic, with hexagonal tile underpinning a claw-foot tub and oversized glassed shower.
Remaining bedrooms include two second-floor bedrooms imbued with sunlight and walk-in closets, which are served by a vintage Deco bathroom, and two bedrooms occupying the third floor along with a family room and full bathroom.
Plentiful and convenient storage includes an attached garage, lower-level storage room, and generous closet facilities throughout.
Sunday, March 11th, 2-4:30 pm
Sunday, March 18th, 2-4:30 pm
Monday, March 12th, 10 am-1 pm