House of the Week: $3 million for a miniature castle near Yonge and St. Clair
Address: 22 Wilberton Road
Neighbourhood: Yonge-St. Clair
Agent: Lauretta Stewart, Royal LePage Real Estate Services
The Place: A 1920s brick house updated with Gothic elements—like an actual turret—borrowed from the design of the nearby Bishop Strachan School. Some of the windows have been customized with pointed arches, for extra Gothic appeal.
Bragging Rights: The mirrored Scavolini kitchen is the only one of its kind in Canada. It comes with a steam oven and induction stove (plus all those other things kitchens are known for, like in this case a Thermador fridge and Gaggeneau dishwasher). Sadly, Windex—necessary for keeping all those surfaces shiny—isn’t included.
Big Selling Point: The washrooms, with their white tile and marble surfaces, are serene and spa-like, meaning everyone in the house gets a relaxing place to read magazines (or whatever).
Possible Deal Breaker: This home is only steps away from Upper Canada College. If potential buyers have any lazy high-school-aged boys, they’d better start saving for tuition now.
By the Numbers:
• 4,635 square feet (including the finished basement)
• 7,836.13 in taxes (2013)
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 1 one-of-a-kind Scavolini kitchen
• 1 basement wet bar
• 1 turret