House of the Week: $3.8 million for a house of terraces in Forest Hill South

House of the Week: $3.8 million for a house of terraces in Forest Hill South


Address: 2 Tarlton Road
Neighbourhood: Forest Hill South
Agent: Elizabeth Ching, RE/MAX Realtron Realty Inc. Brokerage
Price: $3,800,000

The Place: With a tiered design inspired by traditional rice terraces, this contemporary, three-bedroom home is perched on a corner overlooking the treetops of Kay Gardner Beltline Park.

Bragging Rights: The lower level is at-grade and lined with picture windows, meaning it easily converts into a sun-filled studio or workspace, complete with its own bathroom and kitchenette.

Big Selling Point: The home was designed and built for the owner, MTF Design, and so there are plenty of top-of-the-line finishes, like a Boffi kitchen, Miele and Thermador appliances, Vola plumbing and motorized blinds (to keep out prying eyes).

Possible Deal Breaker: Because it’s a corner lot, the backyard is nearly non-existent, but the lush landscaping, massive terraces and city park at the front door won’t leave the owner wanting for outdoor space.

By The Numbers:

• $3,800,000
• $13,362 in property taxes (2014)
• 5,400 square feet over 3 levels
• 16-piece Bocci blown-glass chandelier
• 14’ kitchen island
• 7-car parking
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 storeys
• 2 balconies
• 1 gas fireplace
• 1-car garage
• 1 security system
• 1 nearby beltline park