House of the week: $3.3 million for a mansion with a man cave
ADDRESS: 44 Old Yonge Street
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills
AGENT: Paula Von Stedingk, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
THE PLACE: Nestled in the ravines and gardens of Hogg’s Hollow, this 1926 property handsomely mixes old-world appeal with modern comforts. It features original glass cabinets in the dining room, five wood-burning fireplaces and a grand staircase, while the modern kitchen, integrated sound system and in-floor heating offer contemporary touches.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The truly enormous walk-in closet is perfect for anyone with a Carrie Bradshaw streak or the patience to wait for yesteryear’s fashion to come back in style.
BIG SELLING POINT: The multi-room man cave on the lower level. The hunter-green games room—complete with pool table, beanbag chairs and fireplace—is flanked by a 2,000-bottle wine cellar and an exercise room (with steam bath).
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The panoply of jewel tones—cobalt, ruby, amethyst, aquamarine—may not be to every buyer’s taste.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 2,000-bottle wine cellar
• 85 years old
• 6 bathrooms
• 5 fireplaces
• 5 bedrooms
• 1 exercise room
• 1 steam bath
• 1 pool