House of the Week: $2.4 million for a 90-year-old home with a pool and a yoga studio
The Place: A well-preserved family home with a big backyard just down the street from Casa Loma.
Bragging Rights: Toronto Maple Leafs fans (and bandwagon jumpers) can boast that this home was designed by architecture firm Waters and Wilkes, whose principal Mackenzie Waters worked on Maple Leaf Gardens.
Big Selling Point: You can bid adieu to the sweaty machine-hogs at the gym. The yoga studio above the garage lets you do your downward dogs in private, while the backyard has a 45-foot-long pool, plus a hot tub for soothing sore muscles.
Possible Deal Breaker: The focal point of the front yard is a gorgeous magnolia tree—which means, one week a year, you’ll go crazy trying to keep the walkway clear of blossoms.
By the Numbers:
• $9,447.18 in taxes (2012)
• 89 years young
• 50-foot-by-178-foot lot
• 45’ pool
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 1 hot tub