House of the Week: $2.6 million for a newly built, cottage-like home in Don Mills

House of the Week: $2.6 million for a newly built, cottage-like home in Don Mills

House of the Week: 53 Hemford Crescent

Address: 53 Hemford Crescent
Neighbourhood: Banbury-Don Mills
Agent: Claudio Cerrito, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $2,599,000

The Place: A four-bedroom house with plenty of windows on a tree-lined street in Don Mills.

Bragging Rights: The living room has a cathedral ceiling, windows walls and a two-sided stone fireplace that cleverly blurs the line between indoors and outdoors.

Big Selling Point: Accents of maple, Douglas fir, cedar and stone give the home a distinct cottage feel. The effect is heightened by a strategically built inner courtyard, which protects two spruce trees. LEED certification is pending.

Possible Deal Breaker: All those windows will require lots of window coverings, unless the owner is okay with living in a fishbowl.

By the Numbers:

• $2,599,000
• 85 windows
• 5 parking spots
• 4 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 storeys
• 2 spruce trees
• 2-sided fireplace
• 1 inner courtyard