House of the Week: $1 million for a home in The Beach with a San Francisco-esque façade
ADDRESS: 1832 Lake Shore Boulevard East
NEIGHBOURHOOD: The Beach
AGENT: Jeffrey Lyons, Sage Real Estate Limited, Brokerage.
THE PLACE: Situated on a unique stretch of Lake Shore Boulevard East, near Woodbine, and looking out onto Ashbridges Bay Park, this home is the ideal setting for a young family.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Even parking your car is fun—the two-car garage features a Klaus hydraulic lift for added storage space.
BIG SELLING POINT: Known around the neighbourhood as one of the “painted ladies,” the home’s exterior is more San Francisco than Toronto, with arched window coverings, butter yellow siding and a narrow four-storey frame.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The proximity to the Port Lands may engender more highly charged political conversations than you’d like. Better brush up on the whole Toronto Port Lands Co. versus Waterfront TO debate.
BY THE NUMBERS:
$6,168.93 in 2011 property taxes