House of the Week: $2.9 million for a classy family home in The Beach
The Place: A traditional six-bedroom house in The Beach recently renovated by the current owner, who runs a design and construction firm.
Bragging Rights: The outsized master suite has a wall of windows overlooking the backyard, a free-standing bathtub and—best of all—an enormous walk-in closet and dressing room with a vanity and a bench for putting on shoes or squeezing into skinny jeans.
Big Selling Point: A layout perfect for family life. The airy open kitchen allows cooks to supervise kids playing or watching television in the family room, and the large mudroom will makes for less Swiffering (which isn’t nearly as fun as the commercials make it out to be).
Possible Deal Breaker: The vaulted ceilings in the kids’ bedrooms make for cute nooks and crannies, but any tall guests will have to watch their heads.
By the Numbers:
• $11,172 in taxes (2013)
• 6 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 storeys (4 including basement)
• 2 gas fireplaces
• 1 butler’s pantry
• 1 detached garage