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House of the Week: $2 million for a Beaches detached with three backyard decks

The 2,300-square-foot property also comes with storage galore in the kitchen, six parking spots and a finished basement with 10-foot ceilings

House of the Week: $2 million for a Beaches detached with three backyard decks

Neighbourhood: The Beaches
Price: $1,999,999 Previously sold for: $1,195,000 in 2013 Size: 2,300 square feet Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4 Parking spots: 6 Real estate agent: Shea Warrington, Royal LePage


The place

A three-bedroom, four-bathroom home sitting on a 127-foot-deep lot with an attached double garage just north of Queen East. It’s within walking distance of the waterfront and the Beaches’ many businesses. And motorists are a short drive from both Kingston Road and Lake Shore.

The history

Built from scratch in 2001, this two-storey home last changed hands in 2013, when the current owners, a family of four, bought the place for its proximity to the great public schools in the neighbourhood. With new career opportunities, they’re putting the property back on the market.

The tour

The glass front door faces south and leads to the open-concept living and dining area.

This 2,300-square-foot home in the Beaches is selling for $2 million.

To the right of the foyer is the living room, blending old-world motifs with contemporary pieces. That fireplace is gas.

The curved windows here add a heritage touch to the contemporary design.

This is the dining room, with new hardwood floors below and 10-foot ceilings above.

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The ceilings here are 10 feet.

Down the hall is the curved kitchen, which does double duty as an office.

There's a work station in the kitchen.

There’s tons of storage in the kitchen as well as new stainless steel appliances and a marble island.

No shortage of storage in the kitchen.

Now for a closer look at the workstation. It comes with built-in illuminated shelves.

The marble breakfast bar is a nice touch.

Turning around reveals the bay-window reading nook, with a great view of the backyard garden.

The reading nook overlooks the backyard.

The main floor also has a powder room equipped with a mosaic wall.

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The powder room has a stone mosaic wall.

Moving to the upper floor, the main bedroom walks out to one of the home’s three backyard decks and has its own five-piece ensuite bathroom.

The main suite has its own deck.

Here’s the ensuite, complete with a glass shower, a wide vanity and a soaker tub.

Note the soaker tub and shower system in the bathroom.

Here’s the view from the main-suite deck, which is like a private treehouse.

This may as well be an east end treehouse.

This secondary bathroom comes with a big closet, a workstation and a view of the neighbourhood.

This secondary bedroom overlooks the neighbourhood

The kid’s room—featuring a skylight—could be converted to an office, a lounge or a guest suite.

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The nursery could be converted into an office for future residents.

In the basement: an original staircase, natural light and 10-foot ceilings.

The basement has 10-foot ceilings

This space is currently set up as a second family room or rec room, with access to the backyard.

The basement walks out to the backyard.

Outside, everything has been designed for hosting and relaxation.

The backyard is ideal for hosting.

Finally, here’s a look at the rear of the home with its three decks.

ONe final look at the entire property from the rear.

Have a home that’s about to hit the market? Send your property to realestate@torontolife.com.  

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