THE PLACE: This grand Georgian sits on a sprawling lot in well-established Forest Hill South. Extras like English-country landscaping and a circular driveway ooze prestige.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Even in a neighbourhood known for its Georgians, this redbrick revival stands out for its period details. Previous owners have carefully maintained the integrity of the style with paneled doors, a portico over the entry and strictly symmetrical construction.
BIG SELLING POINT: The tiered backyard will make for some epic summer parties. Fully landscaped, it contains a play area for the kids, a patio area for dining and a covered seating area set back from the house (so the late-night stragglers won’t disturb those sleeping inside).
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Though the home has been tastefully decorated, some of the paint choices—like the baby pink bedroom and the generous use of black—are idiosyncratic. Still, nothing a couple layers of primer and a new paint job can’t fix.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $24,042 in property taxes (2012)
• 5,000+ square feet of living space
• 8-car parking (including a 2 car garage)
• 7 bathrooms
• 6 bedrooms
• 3 fireplaces
• 3 skylights