House of the Week: $3 million for a slick pile with a tricked-out backyard at Bayview and York Mills
ADDRESS: 17 Lauderdale Drive
NEIGHBOURHOOD: St. Andrew–Windfields
AGENT: Barbara Banks, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
THE PLACE: A suburban five-bedroom that’s plain-Jane on the outside, swanky and sophisticated on the inside—with a two-storey open-concept living room, hardwood floors, and a floating glass-railed staircase.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The tennis court, swimming pool, putting green and sauna basically mean you’ll be living in your own country club (without the sky-high membership fees or any sort of Rodney Dangerfield antics).
BIG SELLING POINT: The backyard has a heated patio and an outdoor fireplace, so if we ever experience winter again, you’ll be able to to toast s’mores in the snow wearing little more than shorts and a T-shirt.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The red-brick exterior belies the cool modern interior—if you’re looking for glass and steel curb appeal, look elsewhere.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 5 bedrooms
• 7 bathrooms
• 2 storeys
• 1 wine cellar
• 1 tennis court
• 1 pool
• 1 putting green
• 1 sauna
• 1 home theatre