House of the Week: $3.88 million for a rare new build in Rockcliffe

House of the Week: $3.88 million for a rare new build in Rockcliffe

This week, we tour a new custom-built home on a large lot with mature trees.

Address: 580 Mariposa Ave.
Neighbourhood: Rockcliffe Park
Agent: Yong Ling, Royal Lepage Team Realty, Brokerage
Price: $3,880,000

The history
When a prime lot in the exclusive Rockcliffe neighbourhood came up for development, Novera Homes snapped it up, then worked closely with the City’s Heritage Planning experts and the Rockcliffe Park Community Association to design a home that aims to respect the character of the neighbourhood.

The place
This four-bedroom house is all about luxury — each room has an ensuite! There’s loads of marble, custom millwork, and a dramatic entranceway designed to impress. The kitchen, pantry, and dining room with a wet bar are perfect for the family that likes to entertain. There’s even a second bar and kitchen in the basement.

The house has a calm palette; the central element of the main floor is a unique room divider clad in black marble and white oak:

Another view of the room divider shows off the detailed white-oak millwork of the “library” and the double-sided fireplace:

Check out those finishes!

Interior glass walls let light to flow through the main living space. The white-oak stairs lead to the bedrooms on the second floor:

Big selling point(s)
The modern-meets-traditional design by Colizza Bruni Architecture and finishings chosen by Clear Interior Design. That giant lot is nothing to sneeze at, either.

Possible deal breaker
If you not keen on kids, the beginning and end of the school day might cramp your style — Ashbury, Elmwood, and Rockcliffe Park are all within five minutes of your front door.

Attached to the master bedroom, there is a large walk-in closet and dressing room:

The palette of black, white, and white oak continues in the master bath:

A second view of the master bath shows off the showstopper shower:

There are six bathrooms in total. They’re all pretty chic:


By the numbers
5,000 square feet
100-by-100-foot lot
6 bathrooms
4 + 1 bedrooms, plus a nanny suite
1  fireplace
2-car garage