House of the Week: $2 million for a custom Etobicoke home with a staircase inspired by the Guggenheim
ADDRESS: 49 Eastglen Crescent
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Islington–City Centre West
AGENT: Svetlana Carlasuc, Century 21
THE PLACE: A house-flipping husband-and-wife team designed, built and lived in this custom home.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Grandiosity on a (sort of) budget. The curved staircase is modeled on the iconic one at the Guggenheim Museum, while the exterior evokes châteaux in the Loire Valley.
BIG SELLING POINT: With top-of-the-line Bosch appliances, quartz countertops, Indonesian Macassar ebony cabinets and high-gloss shelves (hand polished by a piano polisher), the modern kitchen has all the bells and whistles while still managing to remain inviting.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The space, especially the main entertaining area, is starkly black and white. Lest you feel like Dorothy stuck in Kansas, a paint job may be in order.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 5,000 square feet (including basement)
• 120-inch projector screen
• 9-foot ceilings in basement
• 6-seat cinema
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 1 basement bar