House of the Week: $3.5 million for a Willowdale home with six skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows

House of the Week: $3.5 million for a Willowdale home with six skylights and floor-to-ceiling windows

Address: 138 Holmes Ave
Neighbourhood: Willowdale
Agents: Mohammed Iqbal, Century 21 Leading Edge Realty Inc.
Price: $3,578,888
Previously sold for: $1.1 million in 2014, before a total renovation

The place

A massive new build with brick, stone and cedar detailing outside and floor-to-ceiling windows inside.

The history

Like many homes in the area, this address was originally a bungalow, which the owners tore down in order to build a larger house. Construction started on Canada Day 2015 and finished just last week.

There are four bedrooms on the second floor and one in the basement, all with en suite bathrooms. Here’s one of the second-floor bedrooms:

And one of the bathrooms:

The house features a wine cellar and a kitchen filled with top-of-the-line appliances:

Here’s a closer look at the kitchen:

The house has 10-foot ceilings on the main level:

…nine feet on the second level:


…and almost 11 feet in the basement.

Big selling point

There are six skylights and massive windows at the front and back of the house, many spanning the floor to ceiling:

Possible deal breaker

The home is clean, crisp and modern, through and through. It’s stylish and contemporary, but that’s not for everyone.

By the numbers:

• $3,578,888
• $6,122.96 in taxes (pre–new build 2016)
• 3,800 square feet (5,000 with the basement)
• 43-by-160-foot lot
• 4 + 1 bedrooms
• 6 bathrooms
• 6 parking spots
• 1 wine cellar