THE PLACE: A contemporary stone-and-steel ravine getaway located in the highly desirable John Ross Robertson school district.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: You’ll be living green, literally. The home’s original owners voluntarily planted more than 350 native trees (including birch, basswood and sugar maples) to help restore the surrounding Coldstream-Kimbark ravine—a city-protected green space that means your wilderness view will never be replaced by a condo tower.
BIG SELLING POINT:Surrounded by greenery and complete with a catwalk leading up to the front entrance, its basically like living in a really posh, secluded tree fort (only way better, because it has central heating, AC and a killer gas fireplace).
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The lack of garage means you’ll always be brushing something off your windshield: fallen leaves, snow, an apocalypse-heralding infestation of locusts, this or this.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $25,000 in property taxes (estimated)
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 storeys
• 3 skylights
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 natural stone interior wall