House of the Week: $3.8 million for this ’50s-meets-the-future eco-house near the Bridle Path

House of the Week: $3.8 million for this ’50s-meets-the-future eco-house near the Bridle Path

ADDRESS: 35 Misty Crescent

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Banbury–Don Mills

AGENT: Marie Natscheff, Bosley Real Estate

PRICE: $3,800,000

THE PLACE: This steel and concrete abode manages to be warm (even the floors are heated) and sleek all at once. Though built in 2007, the house has a 1950s mod aesthetic, thanks to patient owners who took almost a year to find the perfect space to transform. They opted for an enormous lot (88.58 by 187.84 feet) near the Bridle Path and constructed a home with massive open spaces and huge floor-to-ceiling windows. The dining room comes summer-ready, with doors that open to the backyard and a gleaming outdoor kitchen, complete with a barbecue, sink, mini-fridge and eight-person table.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The pile is outfitted with the best green technology, from recyclable materials in the kitchen to the geothermal heating system.

BIGGEST SELLING POINT: The basement level, still bright and airy thanks to a pair of glass doors, is the epitome of the term “man cave.” With beanbag chairs, a full drum kit and a weight room, the lower level is a guaranteed way to get a screaming kid (or husband) out of the way for a few hours.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Any family that moves in better get used to quickly resolving their issues. With so much open space, there are few doors to slam and few places to sulk.

• $21,009.28 in taxes
• 5,200 square feet
• 6 bathrooms
• 5 parking spaces
• 3 bedrooms
• 1 Zen garden
• 1 gym