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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

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

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. 

The tour

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The communal bathroom is down the hall.

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

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. 

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

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

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

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

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