House of the Week: $4 million for an Etobicoke estate with a totally ’80s interior

House of the Week: $4 million for an Etobicoke estate with a totally ’80s interior

 
Address: 37 North Drive
Neighbourhood: Etobicoke
Agent: Bev Jones and Steve Broadhurst, Re/Max Professionals Inc., Brokerage
Price: $3,998,000

The place: A custom-designed Etobicoke mansion with some next-level party potential.

The history: The house hasn’t undergone any serious renovations since being custom-built by the homeowners 23 years ago. However, the cedar roof is brand new, the exterior was fully re-painted in the last year and the owners added a security system complete with cameras.

Big selling point: With its enormous terrace and in-ground pool—along with a lower level that includes a second kitchen with a walk-in fridge, a wet bar, a movie theatre and a games room—this house is built for some serious entertaining.

Possible deal breaker: Anyone hoping that the interior design reflects the classic exterior will be disappointed. Some of the custom touches—like the mauve carpeting, glass banisters and curvy ceilings—might need updating if the buyer feels they’re more eighties than art deco.

By the numbers:

• $3,998,000
• $21,816.78 in taxes (2014)
• 6,250 square feet (plus another 4,650 on the lower level)
• 7 bathrooms
• 6 fridges
• 5 bedrooms
• 4-car garage
• 3 security cameras
• 2 dishwashers