House of the Week: $4.9 million for a Georgian-style family home with a manicured backyard and a pool
ADDRESS: 1 Glen Edyth Place
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma
AGENT: Elise S. Kalles, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
THE PLACE: Surrounded by mini-mansions and a grove of black locust trees (apparently the largest in Toronto), this spacious family home has four massive bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bath.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Some swimming pools look as if they were just plopped down in the backyard, but expert landscaping makes this pool feel both logical and luxurious (the hot tub and lion’s-head fountain also help with the latter).
BIG SELLING POINT: Since it’s located at the end of a tiny cul-de-sac, you won’t have to worry about noisy traffic, and the kids can play in the front yard.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The slanted walls on the upper level could make decorating tricky, though thankfully the height of the ceiling means bumped heads shouldn’t be an issue.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $31,027.04 in property taxes (2011)
• 7 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 2-car garage
• 2 loft spaces
• 1 sauna
• 1 swimming pool
• 1 hot tub