House of the Week: $3.5 million for a glass-and-steel home perched above the ravine in Hogg’s Hollow
ADDRESS: 2 Hedgewood Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Bridle Path-Sunnybrook-York Mills
AGENTS: Barry Cohen, RE/MAX Realtron Realty
THE PLACE: An unconventional glass-and-steel home in Hogg’s Hollow with four bedrooms, an indoor hot tub and an expansive deck.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Two well-regarded architects have left their marks on the place. First designed by Peter Hamilton Architects, the house won the Canadian Housing Design Council Award in 1974. Then, in the late 1990s, Gordon Ridgely (known for designing Georgian-style homes for some of the city’s poshest residents) purchased the property and remodelled it to its current updated form.
BIG SELLING POINT: Feeling completely alone in the middle of a city. The property is at the farthest end of Hedgewood Road, and has a teetering view down the ravine.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The multi-level construction and unusual room shapes could make arranging furniture a test of skill. You’ll need to think beyond the usual ”couch, two chairs and a coffee table” scenario.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $19,224.39 in property taxes (2011)
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 2 storeys
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 indoor hot tub
• 1 sauna
• 1 wine cellar
• 1 exercise room with a view