House of the Week: $3.5 million for an Etobicoke home with three fireplaces just off Mimico Creek

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

This handsome house used to be a post-war bungalow

Neighbourhood: Islington Village
Price: $3,499,998
Size: 5,200 square feet
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 5
Realtor: Steve Arruda

The place 

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 history 

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. 

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The tour

The façade is brick and concrete. There’s also a detached two-car garage at the end of the driveway. 

Located in Islington Village, this House of the Week as six bedrooms and five bathrooms

In the foyer: oak hardwood floors, tons of white and the original iron-rail staircase.

The staircase is a remnant of the suburban architecture style

The first of the home’s three fireplaces sits in the living room.

This property is a short walk to Mimico Creek

Here’s the dining room. That arched doorway is original and leads to the kitchen.

Here's the dining room

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.

The kitchen wouldn't be out of place in a classic California home

Down the hall is the family room, with fireplace number two. It overlooks the backyard. 

The home has three fireplaces and this is the second

Here’s a powder room for quick freshening up.

The powder's mirror brings the contemporary flair

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.

All of the house's bedrooms are on the second and third floors

The main bedroom includes a walkout balcony overlooking the backyard, lots of natural light and a crystal chandelier.

The main bedroom overlooks the backyard

Then there’s the main ensuite bathroom, which comes with a glass shower, a jet tub and granite everywhere.

The ensuite bathroom is a mix of old and new

The walk-in closet is huge. 

Even the walk-in closet has a chandelier

Here’s one of the secondary bedrooms.

This is another of the six bedrooms

And one of the secondary bathrooms.

This secondary washroom comes with a stately vanity

Moving downstairs to the finished basement reveals the rec room, which has a home theatre, a foosball table and a separate entrance.

The rec room has a foosball and home theatre

The gym is on the other side of the basement.

The house has a gym too

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.

Another fireplace out back for the winter months

Finally, an aerial shot of the property, showcasing the saltwater pool, landscaping and porch. 

And finally, the view from above

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