House of the Week: $3.5 million for an Etobicoke home with three fireplaces just off Mimico Creek
At 5,200 square feet, this former bungalow also comes with six bedrooms, an immaculate kitchen, a walk-in the size of a bachelor pad and a pool out back
Neighbourhood: Islington Village
Size: 5,200 square feet
Realtor: Steve Arruda
A six-bedroom, five-bathroom home in suburban Etobicoke. It has a finished basement, fancy light fixtures for days and fingerprint-recognition security. The place is within walking distance of Hampshire Heights Park—with tennis courts, playgrounds and a splash pad—Mimico Creek and several bus routes. It also offers easy access to the 427.
The house started as a post-war bungalow before the former owners conducted a full rebuild in 2004. Since then, they’ve also renovated the kitchen and upgraded the backyard into a hang-out oasis.
The façade is brick and concrete. There’s also a detached two-car garage at the end of the driveway.
In the foyer: oak hardwood floors, tons of white and the original iron-rail staircase.
The first of the home’s three fireplaces sits in the living room.
Here’s the dining room. That arched doorway is original and leads to the kitchen.
This kitchen wouldn’t be out of place on a TV set—airy, white paint all over, stainless steel appliances, a massive island, quartz counters and seemingly endless storage.
Down the hall is the family room, with fireplace number two. It overlooks the backyard.
Here’s a powder room for quick freshening up.
Now the second-floor landing. All bedrooms are located here and on the third floor, with the exception of the nanny suite in the basement.
The main bedroom includes a walkout balcony overlooking the backyard, lots of natural light and a crystal chandelier.
Then there’s the main ensuite bathroom, which comes with a glass shower, a jet tub and granite everywhere.
The walk-in closet is huge.
Here’s one of the secondary bedrooms.
And one of the secondary bathrooms.
Moving downstairs to the finished basement reveals the rec room, which has a home theatre, a foosball table and a separate entrance.
The gym is on the other side of the basement.
Fireplace number three is outside. The lounge area has dimmable lighting, a heater for the cooler months and built-in fans for the warmer months.
Finally, an aerial shot of the property, showcasing the saltwater pool, landscaping and porch.
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