House of the Week: $1.8 million for a Kingsmill South home with a surprisingly modern interior
The Place: A Kingsmill South home, renovated in 2011, with a brick exterior that belies the modern, loft-like space inside.
Bragging Rights: The master bedroom’s en suite washroom—which features a freestanding tub with air jets, an oversized shower bigger than some bathrooms and a double sink—is a calming getaway after a hectic day. Even better: with 5 bathrooms for 3 bedrooms, the owners won’t ever be in danger of having to share their oasis.
Big Selling Point: Sometimes the big selling point isn’t all that sexy: unlike some renovations that focus purely on aesthetics, this home has had structural improvements that should (hopefully) mean fewer homeowner headaches down the road, like the addition of new windows, a new roof, new gutters and a tankless hot-water heater.
Possible Deal Breaker: Yes, there are some Ikea upgrades (most notably in some of the bathrooms), which some snobs will tsk-tsk, but they look streamlined and modern. If anyone is rude enough to point it out, direct them to the custom Scavolini kitchen, with its Wolf gas range (which they should know costs major dough) or better yet, the door.
By the Numbers:
• 2,500 square feet above-grade, approximately
• 35-by-150-foot lot
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 years since the renovation
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 Scavolini kitchen