House of the Week: $2 million for a Mimico home with a spectacular view and private beach
ADDRESS: 8 Miles Road
AGENT: Robert Douglas Pettigrew and Clare Estlick, Re/Max Professionals Inc., Brokerage
THE PLACE: A stately two-storey home near the mouth of the Humber River and only 30 feet from the edge of Lake Ontario.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Your own private beach, a rare find in the GTA. The property even comes with deeded Riparian rights, which means you can build a dock and a boat lift.
BIG SELLING POINT: The lakeside view is unobstructed, so the backyard patio is the perfect place to take in the Canadian International Air Show or the Ontario Place fireworks, or to just sit and stare at the downtown skyline.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Modern design fans will likely find all the classical detailing (the 19th-century stone-mantle fireplaces, for example) about as current as petticoats and bonnets.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 30 feet to the water
• 21-foot ceilings
• 6 bedrooms
• 6 bathrooms
• 4 fireplaces
• 1 sauna