House of the Week: $2.2 million for a renovated home in Lorne Park
ADDRESS: 1650 Ruscombe Close
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lorne Park, Mississauga
AGENT: Nataliya Kolydchak, Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage
THE PLACE: This 1970s split-level in the popular Lorne Park neighbourhood recently underwent a major overhaul, including the addition of an entire new wing for the master suite.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Practise your runway strut on the raised catwalk leading to the master suite. It gives a bird’s-eye view over the main floor, from the front foyer to the kitchen.
BIG SELLING POINT: Lorne Park has a reputation for being ritzy (it’s full of mega-mansions and even has its own Housewives reality series), but the area’s main draws are access to green space and top-rated schools.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: It will be tough to keep secrets in this house—the open-plan hardwood floors and raised catwalk create an environment ripe for eavesdropping.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $7,556 in property taxes (2011)
• 4,105 square feet
• 6 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 2-car garage
• 2 laundry rooms
• 3 skylights
• 2 fireplaces (one gas, one wood-burning)
• 1 glass-enclosed catwalk