House of the Week: $2.9 million for a house built in a ravine in Lawrence Park South
ADDRESS: 53 Coldstream Avenue
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lawrence Park South
AGENT: Boris Kholodov, Royal LePage J&D Division, Brokerage
THE PLACE: A contemporary stone-and-steel ravine getaway located in the highly desirable John Ross Robertson school district.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: You’ll be living green, literally. The home’s original owners voluntarily planted more than 350 native trees (including birch, basswood and sugar maples) to help restore the surrounding Coldstream-Kimbark ravine—a city-protected green space that means your wilderness view will never be replaced by a condo tower.
BIG SELLING POINT: Surrounded by greenery and complete with a catwalk leading up to the front entrance, its basically like living in a really posh, secluded tree fort (only way better, because it has central heating, AC and a killer gas fireplace).
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $25,000 in property taxes (estimated)
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 storeys
• 3 skylights
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 natural stone interior wall