House of the Week: $3 million for a Roncesvalles home with Scandinavian flair and a dreamy backyard pool
An airy, streamlined new build with lots of light and a killer pool.
The current owners tore down a decrepit duplex and built this house from the ground up.
On the main floor, the eat-in kitchen features French walnut cabinetry. There’s also a dining area and two living rooms:
Here’s one of the main-floor family rooms, which features a wood-burning fireplace:
The other main-floor family room:
A floating French walnut staircase ascends to the second level:
Upstairs, the master bedroom has five closets, along with an ensuite bathroom:
Here’s a look at the bathroom and vanity:
There’s a total of four bedrooms on the upper floor. This one has a built-in bed:
Another upstairs bedroom:
On the lower level, at the foot of the staircase, there’s yet another built-in bed. The house has radiant in-floor heating throughout.
The basement’s spacious recreation room with a nine-foot ceiling:
Beside the recreation space, a wine cellar with an adjoining cold room:
A bedroom on the lower level:
A look at the backyard pool, where there’s plenty of room for waterside lounging:
The pool area has an outdoor shower, change room, and treehouse:
Plus a decent spot to eat and relax:
A view from the street reveals a wood and brick facade, along with plenty of big windows, which are partly shrouded by trees:
Big selling point
The place is flooded with natural light thanks to thirteen skylights and two multi-panelled light wells—one over the dining area, and one above the floating staircase. That could really offset the winter blues—especially with the heated floors and warm walnut woodwork.
The property doesn’t come with a parking space, so car owners will have to make do with the street.
By the numbers
$13,409.51 in property taxes
3,050 square feet (plus 1600 in the basement)
1 wood-burning fireplace
1 wine cellar