Toronto has one of the hottest real estate markets on the planet and it is about to get even hotter with the launch of HGTV Canada’s new show, Hot Market. Follow top real estate professionals Odeen Eccleston, Rizwan Malik, Rana Khaled, David Cinelli and Stephanie Adams as they take us behind-the-scenes of Toronto’s high-stakes luxury housing market. These listings are what real-estate dream are made of. From Forest Hill mansions to sprawling cottage compounds these agents have a piece of the action, and they’re sharing their know-how with us. Click through for a preview of some of the hot properties they’ve nabbed.
Hot Market premieres Monday, February 3 at 11:00 pm e/p on HGTV Canada.
A Pre-Confederation Charmer
This Rosedale beauty goes all the way back to 1857, which means it boasts some serious craftsmanship. The rooms are the perfect mix of modern updates and soft, original charm that give it an almost southern feel. Take the gorgeous kitchen for example, with its impressive stonework, high ceilings, and state-of-the-art appliances. This is the kind of gourmet space a person (or personal chef!) could spend hours in.
Luxe Finishes and Secret Rooms
This ensuite is probably one of the prettiest ever featured on television thanks to its marvellous marble finishes, quality cabinetry, and show-stopping soaker tub. The house itself was originally one storey but has expanded to three, and it even includes a wood-panel library, a games complex, and a full spa in the basement. Plus, it also has a carpeted tunnel that goes from the main house to the coach house at the back, a unique and pretty cool feature if we do say so ourselves.
Appealing to an International Buyer
To attract the right buyer for such a property Stephanie wants to appeal to an international market, which is where her genius High Tea and Champagne event featured on the show comes in handy. Once she gets brokers in the door (and into this gorgeous backyard, complete with a guest house) she’s sure the property will speak for itself. Still, she’s putting a lot of cash on the line to make that happen…
Courting Courtsfield Crescent
On a smaller scale, David Cinelli had a gorgeous home on his hands when he took on this $2 million Humber Valley property. The 2,400 square-foot home has 4+1 bedrooms and four bathrooms on a generous-sized lot. It’s been renovated from top-to-bottom. The problem? It needed some serious staging in order for potential buyers to actually picture themselves living there.
Making the Most of the Space
Enter David’s staging team, which includes his wife. They got this house in top shape before an open house in order to hopefully start a bidding war. Luxe furniture in bold and neutral tones helped give the space even more personality, while a circular table allowed visitors to comfortably walk around all of that bonus built-in storage in the back.
High-End Finishes Galore
The staging was key, but high-end finishes always help to seal the deal-especially in the kitchen. This gorgeously updated galley kitchen, with its slanted ceiling and bright finishes, even has a fridge seemlessly built into the cabinetry. Meanwhile, that beautiful hardwood continues throughout the entire house, making this a truly hot property in an even hotter market.
Welcome to Shanty Bay
In Shanty Bay you don’t always buy the property, you buy the view. But in this case Stephanie had a tired family home on her hands that she needed to upgrade in order to lure in the vacation property crowd. So she called in a little help from a designer friend in order to list this sun-soaked property for a fiery $4.2 million.
A Room With a View
Cathedral ceilings and floor-to-ceiling views allowed lots of natural sunlight in, but this home had a lot of dark stonework counterbalancing that brightness. Enter Stephanie’s team, who painted those stones white in order to completely transform the space. Now, even though there are five bedrooms and five bathrooms to explore, you can’t help but want to spend all of your time in this truly grand room. Just how big is this home? A mind-numbing 7,000 square feet.
An Open Concept Vacation Home
With its open-concept layout and beautiful views, it’s easy to see how this space is perfect for anyone who loves to entertain. Another one of Stephanie’s fixes was to take out the overly nautical theme in the kitchen and replace certain elements with more universal finishes, like the mirror over the stone backsplash and a bigger kitchen island. The result? A home that definitely deserves its $4.2 million price tag.
Fixing a Family Home
Just outside of Toronto, Odeen Eccleston proved that even the suburbs can be luxurious when she and her business partner renovated the entire main floor and master bedroom in her mother’s home. As soon as you enter this spectacular $1.15 million listing you can tell you’re somewhere special thanks to the gorgeous floors, grand staircase, and wainscoted walls.
A Family Home For the Modern Buyer
With five bedrooms, four bathrooms, and a 3,600 square-foot layout, this home was designed with families in mind. So creating a bright and modern kitchen with all of the necessary amenities (wine fridge!) was a must for Odeen. Updated pot lights, a beautiful floor, and universal white cabinetry really help set the tone in this luxurious space.
Luxe Family Living
Modern marble, upgraded floors, and a new ceiling give this living room the perfect amount of polish. Its finishes like these that help take an average home in a popular neighbourhood and make it a hot property worth the higher price tag, and in this case it really hit home since Odeen did it all for her mama.