House of the Week: $2.1 million for a Scarborough stunner overlooking Bluffers Park
ADDRESS: 27 Drake Crescent
AGENT: Victoria Ann Ryczko, Coldwell Banker, R.M.R Real Estate, Brokerage
THE PLACE: It’s situated on a massive 77-by-145-foot lot in Scarborough’s well-to-do Cliffcrest neighbourhood, but the chic, contemporary interiors—a handsome slate fireplace, polished concrete floors and an arty steel-and-wood staircase—have all the trendy trappings of the coolest downtown condo.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The landscape. The house backs directly onto Bluffers Park, with only a small fence separating you from the vast expanses of greenery and scenery the park provides. It’s like having the world’s biggest backyard—without all the pesky maintenance.
BIG SELLING POINT: The living room, with its 23-foot-high glass windows that provide a panoramic view of the park, Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline beyond.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: If you’re raising boys (or a perhaps a genderless baby), expect fights to erupt over who has to take the girly-girl room with the pink-polka-dotted floor and pink drapes.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $9,783.86 in property taxes
• 23-foot-high glass walls
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 decks
• 1 spectacular 180-degree view
• 1 solar-ready metal roof
• 1 oversize granite island
• 1 Sub-Zero wine fridge