House of the week: $1.2 million for flawless views of Lake Ontario
ADDRESS: 1 Lakeshore Dr.
NEIGHBOURHOOD: New Toronto
AGENT: Paul and Angela Giraudy, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage
PRICE: $1.2 million
THE PLACE: It may be unassuming from the outside, but this waterfront home is a 5,ooo-square-foot refuge for Torontonians who adore both the city and nature. Almost every one of the open-concept rooms has a panoramic view of Lake Ontario. The majestic master bedroom has a six-piece ensuite bathroom lined with lake-facing floor-to-ceiling windows.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: During the summer months, the 1,000-square-foot rooftop patio is an ideal place to tan. A wooden perimeter fence means complete privacy, and the outside shower makes it easy to cool off. Creative types might enjoy schmoozing with the neighbours, who include a handful of media personalities and artists, such as Roswita Busskamp.
BIG SELLING POINT: Dare we say affordable? At $1.2 million, the asking price means potential buyers do not have to win a lottery to call this modern jewel home.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The location—straddling the border between New Toronto and Mimico—is still evolving out of the “next hot ’hood” category.
POSH BY THE NUMBERS:
• 5,000 square feet
• 1,000-square-foot rooftop patio
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 3-car garage
• 2 lakeside walk-outs
• 2 fireplaces
• 2 storeys
• 1 landscaped garden
• 1 screened-in barbecue area
• 1 fish pond