House of the Week: $2.2 million for a Beaches standout with an eccentric brick façade
The 2,200-square-foot property also comes with heated floors, a big red oven, shiplap ceilings and a backyard with garden suite potential
Neighbourhood: The Beaches
Price: $2.1 million
Last sold for: $670,000 in 2005
Size: 2,217 square feet
Real estate agent: Sabrina Cameron, RE/MAX Hallmark Richards Group Realty
This four-bedroom, four-bathroom Beaches classic comes with a front parking pad (rare for this part of town), a one-car garage and a big backyard. A short walk from the lake, the property is in one of Toronto’s most coveted school districts. Motorists are a quick drive from Lake Shore and Kingston Road, and transit riders have easy access to half a dozen bus routes and streetcar lines.
The current owners purchased this house in 2005 and renovated it from top to bottom over the ensuing years: glamming up the main floor, replacing the roof and windows, and installing in-floor heating throughout. They’ve since found a new property in the neighbourhood and are now listing this one.
Here’s the foyer, with original exposed brick, shiplap ceilings and a banquette.
In the living room, there’s a gas fireplace and hand-scraped hickory hardwood floors.
Past the cased opening is the dining room.
The kitchen is equipped with a two-seater bar along with appliances from Fisher and Paykel as well as Viking.
This breakfast nook walks out to the backyard deck.
Also on the main floor is this powder room—small but convenient.
Moving upstairs reveals the 180-square-foot main bedroom.
It comes with a walk-in closet with room for sneakers galore.
The secondary bedroom overlooks the neighbourhood.
And the third bedroom has a pair of casement windows.
Down the hall is the bathroom, which comes with penny-tiled floors, subway-tiled walls, a wide vanity and a rainfall glass shower.
On the third floor is the fourth bedroom, graced with vaulted ceilings and original pine floors. That glass-block wall on the right leads to the ensuite bathroom.
Here’s that ensuite, illuminated by skylight.
And around the corner is this charming reading nook.
The basement has been set up as a rec room. It has a separate entrance, so future residents could transform it into a rental or nanny suite.
This is the guest room.
Now for the backyard. Its fenced-in deck and patio are ideal for hosting.
There’s plenty of garden suite potential in that stand-alone one-car garage.
Lastly, here’s a peek at the rear of the home, with much of its original red brick.
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