House of the Week: This Etobicoke home more than tripled its price after a full-on reno

House of the Week: This Etobicoke home more than tripled its price after a full-on reno

The 5,000-square-foot property comes with enormous bay windows, a high-tech walk-in closet and a zen garden in the backyard

Neighbourhood: Princess-Rosethorn
Price: $5,088,000
Last sold for: $1,480,000 in 2020
Size: 5,000 square feet
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 5
Realtor: Frank Le

The place

A five-bedroom, five-bathroom home in Princess-Rosethorn with tons of natural light and a pool out back. It’s within walking distance of half a dozen parks, top public schools, several bus routes and the coming Eglinton Crosstown. It’s also a short drive from the 401, the 427 and Pearson Airport. 

The history 

The current owners purchased this property in 2020, when it was a three-bedroom side-split. They then completely rebuilt the home, transforming it into a sleek, modernist suburban standout. The pandemic caused their project budget to balloon, so they’re putting the house back on the market to recoup costs. 

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The tour

Giant windows and a sheltered front door define the new façade.

The minimalist foyer doubles as a mudroom and conceals plenty of storage behind those feature walls. 

Here’s the main living area, which peeps into the backyard and the second floor. 

The dining area is large enough for a full-size table and has built-in cabinets. 

Sliding glass doors with black trim frame the backyard as if it were a painting. 

Most of the kitchen’s Fisher and Paykel appliances are hidden within the walls. 

There’s also a bedroom on the main floor, equipped with its own floor-to-ceiling windows and ensuite bathroom. 

This is the view from the bedroom, which looks out into the open-concept space. 

Downstairs is the semi-finished basement. Future owners could easily convert it into a separate unit. 

There’s enough space for a bedroom, a living area and a laundry room. 

Moving to the top floor reveals the main bedroom, with a picture-frame window and an ensuite bathroom.

The ensuite is serene. It has a soaker tub, a double marble vanity, a floating toilet and a glass shower. 

Meanwhile, the walk-in closet comes with its own high-tech laundry system.

This is one of the secondary bedrooms. It also has its own ensuite.

Inside, there’s a glass shower, a floating vanity and a view of the backyard. 

The communal bathroom is down the hall.

This space was originally going to be a bedroom, but the owners decided to open it up during the building process. Today, it acts as a second living area, though it could easily be converted into an office or library. 

Finally, the backyard, with a concrete porch, manicured gardens and an in-ground pool. 

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