House of the Week: $6.5 million for an architectural landmark designed by Barton Myers
ADDRESS: 51 Roxborough Drive
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Rosedale-Moore Park
AGENT: Donna and Nick Thompson, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
THE PLACE: A glass-and-steel house by acclaimed architect Barton Myers. The Wolf House (named for Lawrence and Mary Wolf, the couple who commissioned the home in 1974) sits on a roomy ravine lot in Rosedale.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: This place is brimming with design credentials. Myers’s vision won a raft of awards, including Architectural Record’s House of the Year Award in 1977. Since then, several big names have helped update the space, including interior design firm Yabu Pushelberg, landscape architect Walter Kehm and architect Heather Faulding.
BIG SELLING POINT: This ultra-modern mansion stands out in an area known for its outsized red brick homes. You’ll never have lost guests circling the neighbourhood trying to figure out which place is yours.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: It would be a shame to ruin the modern aesthetic with curtains, so be prepared to have your furniture choices critiqued by nosy passersby. (Also, don’t forget to put on a towel when you get out of the shower.)
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $16,426.50 in taxes (2012)
• 4,693 square feet
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 storeys
• 1 wet bar