House of the Week: $1.8 million for a home with a two-tiered back deck by the Humber River
The Place: A three-year-old home in The Kingsway, an upscale residential neighbourhood bordering the Humber River.
Bragging Rights: The oversized back deck is perfect for suntanning and outdoor dining. It also means you won’t spend your summer mowing lawns.
Big Selling Point: Each of the five bedrooms has its own ensuite bathroom, eliminating jockeying for shower time in the mornings (though we recommend getting a heavy duty water heater if you have teens).
Possible Deal Breaker: The open-plan kitchen, dining and family room works for casual gatherings, but traditionalists might sniff at the lack of a formal living room.
By the Numbers:
• $10,144.27 in taxes (2013)
• 40-foot-by-100-foot lot
• 6 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 parking spaces in the driveway
• 2-level back deck
• 1 garage
• 1 indoor gym