House of the Week: $2.8 million for a brick-and-stone family home in the heart of Forest Hill
The Place: A classy five-bedroom home with a chateau-like exterior in the heart of Forest Hill.
Bragging Rights: Major curb appeal. Passers-by often stop to admire the pretty landscaping and ivy-covered white stone.
Big Selling Point: The house is walking distance from Forest Hill Junior and Senior Public School, Upper Canada College, St. Mike’s and Bishop Strachan School, which means you don’t have to deal with carpooling—or buying teenagers their own car.
Possible Deal Breaker: The three upstairs bedrooms have a bay window, a chalkboard wall and a cheery mural, respectively, and it’s pretty likely your children will fight over who gets which. We suggest flipping a coin, or maybe a no-holds-barred wrestling match.
By the Numbers:
• $16,974 in taxes (2012)
• 60-foot lot
• 11-foot ceilings on the main floor
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 5 parking spaces
• 1 in-ground pool