Tucked away in the serene neighbourhood of Lawrence Park, Ontario, a remarkable residence remains as a tribute to the artful interplay of space and design. Poised on the distinguished St. Leonards Avenue, the home- ‘Subdued Luxury’ is a tribute to refined living, an eloquent blend of sophistication and opulence.

Project name: Subdued Luxury
Location- Toronto, Canada
Area – 18500sft
Completion date – March 2022
Initiation date – Feb 2021

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This home materialised through a profound alliance between Merkaba Homes, pioneers in Toronto’s real estate sphere, and an esteemed design collective. In their quest for a dwelling that encapsulated a global perspective on urban living, Merkaba embarked on a journey to find the perfect collaborator. Their search for the designer traversed continents until they found a true luminary in the industry—Rohit Bhoite—who ventured from India to imbue his artistic touch upon this residence in Canada.

For Rohit Bhoite, a home transcends the mere confines of bricks and mortar, evolving into a sanctuary woven with dreams, emotions, and aspirations. With this ethos at the helm, he started with a mission to breathe life into this urban sanctum. Adorning a prestigious avenue, the facade of the house embodies the essence of contemporary burnt-brick aesthetics, elevated by the integration of vintage precast elements. The grand mahogany door, an epitome of refined beauty, extends a gracious invitation to guests, ushering them into a space that effortlessly adapts to mirror their unique identities and desires.

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The interiors seamlessly meld crisp lines and modern furnishings with gentle contours and tasteful embellishments, creating an atmosphere that invites warmth and solace. Spanning an expansive 18,500 square feet, this residence holds a sense of luxury in every facet. The Scavolini kitchen, a haven for culinary connoisseurs, boasts stunning quartz countertops, state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances, and a sprawling island with rich walnut-finished wooden floors—an environment that sparks culinary imagination.

Ascending to the upper level, a sanctuary of calm awaits. The grand master bedroom exudes an air of regality, graced by a double-sided fireplace that imparts a gentle warmth to both the bedroom and the adjoining bathroom. A capacious walk-in closet, evoking the feel of an upscale boutique, leads to an extravagant en suite featuring double sinks, a freestanding bathtub, a glass-enclosed shower, and lavish marble flooring. Further, three supplementary bedrooms, each planned with a spa-like ensuite bath space, offer privacy and comfort for residents and guests alike. A walk-in linen closet and strategically positioned laundry room round out this level, ensuring convenience and a comfortable living experience.

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The residence showcases impeccable attention to detail and finishes. Custom millwork serves as a testament to the artistry and craftsmanship that define this home. The main level seamlessly integrates functional spaces, including a home office for productivity, a formal meeting room for important discussions, a generously sized kitchen and dining area for gatherings, and a formal living room featuring a sophisticated marble book match fireplace. Furthermore, an open-riser staircase sided with wrought iron spindles serves as a majestic focal point, commanding attention.

Descending into the basement, the space unfolds a new dimension of opulence, providing a dedicated area for relaxation and entertainment. A plush theatre room beckons residents to immerse themselves in cinematic experiences, while a fitness room calls to those dedicated to well-being and rejuvenation. A recreational area offers ample space for leisurely pursuits, and a wine room stands poised to house the most exceptional vintages, perfect for intimate gatherings and celebratory occasions.

An inground sprinkler system tends to the verdant landscape, maintaining it’s vibrancy, while the dual entrance doors warmly welcome residents and guests, evoking a sense of grandeur. The smart home lighting system casts an ethereal glow throughout the space, enriching the ambience and cultivating an atmosphere of tranquillity. Robust interior doors, strategically placed speakers, and discreetly installed data cables ensure effortless connectivity and convenience.

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As the sun sets upon this urban abode and the radiant glow of it’s illuminated interior emerges, it becomes evident that this home transcends mere habitation, evolving into a sanctuary for prosperous living. Within it’s walls, sophistication, refinement, and serenity converge in harmony, lending its inhabitants a haven of tranquillity amid the vibrant urban panorama.


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