House of the Week: $2.5 million for a huge Casa Loma home designed by Eden Smith

House of the Week: $2.5 million for a huge Casa Loma home designed by Eden Smith

Address: 223 Balmoral Avenue
Neighbourhood: Casa Loma
Agent: Nigel Smith Wain, Re/Max Unique Inc., Brokerage
Price: $2,495,000

The Place: A 1906 mansion near Casa Loma, designed by the famed architect Eden Smith.

Bragging Rights: Eden Smith’s name lends the house some design cachet. He’s responsible for many of the city’s best Arts and Crafts–style homes, including this Rosedale manse.

Big Selling Point: Though the master bedroom has its own bath, the third-floor washroom (and its claw-foot tub) looks like a better place to enjoy a private winter soak.

Possible Deal Breaker: If the new homeowners are looking for more subdued walls, they’ll have to get out the paint and primer (or hire a crew of people to do it for them).

By the Numbers:

• $2,495,000
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 109 years old
• 3 storeys
• 3 parking spaces
• 1 famous architect
• 1 outdoor pool