House of the Week: $1.7 million for a home in the Beach with a built-in exercise regimen
The Place: A three-bedroom, four-washroom east-side getaway, perfectly situated between Kingston Road, Queen Street East and Glen Stewart Park.
Bragging Rights: With coffered ceilings, leaded windows, wooden floors and cozy oversized leather sofas, this home looks like it’s been plucked straight out of the pages of a Restoration Hardware catalogue.
Big Selling Point: Bathe in natural light, literally, with the two enormous skylights in the upstairs master and guest washrooms. As a bonus, the kid’s bedroom with the skylight right above the bed would be the perfect room for any teen children who prefer to sleep in.
Possible Deal Breaker: The home is built on an incline, which makes for a nice backyard, but also a bit of a climb to the front door. Multiply that by, say, a heavy grocery run and determine your own threshold for compulsory daily exercise.
By the Numbers:
• $7,335 in taxes, estimated (2014)
• 13 stairs to the front door
• 4 washrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 parking spaces
• 3 enormous skylights
• 2 storeys