House of the Week: $3.1 million for an Etobicoke sanctuary with a saltwater pool

House of the Week: $3.1 million for an Etobicoke sanctuary with a saltwater pool

The 3,500-square-foot property comes with a games room for adults, a floating staircase, a theatre and a big backyard

This house sits just south of Burnhamthorpe in Islington Village.

Neighbourhood: Islington Village
Price: $3,098,000
Last sold for: $2,875,000 in September 2020
Size: 3,500 square feet
Bedrooms: 4+2
Bathrooms: 5
Real estate agent: Robert Citrullo, Revealed Real Estate Group, Royal LePage

The place

A four-bedroom, five-bathroom family fortress with an open-concept layout and a tricked-out basement. The place sits on a quiet residential street in Islington Village just south of Burnhamthorpe. It’s within walking distance of several schools, Echo Valley Park and Islington Golf Club, with easy access to the 427 and several bus routes.

The history

The owners, a family of four, bought this home in 2020, one year after construction. They made minimal changes to the interior design but added a 20-metre saltwater pool to the backyard.

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The tour

The stone-and-stucco façade has fun lighting along its roof.

The home's roof is line with lights.

Inside, the foyer features 10-foot ceilings and porcelain floors.

The floors in the foyer are porcelain.

Beyond the entrance is the main kitchen, dining and living area.

Here's the open-concept kitchen, living and dining area.

Built-in storage and a floor-to-ceiling quartz feature wall anchor the space. 

The built-in TV and fireplace anchor this space.

The dining area—illuminated by a wall of windows and a molecule light fixture—walks out to one of two backyard decks.

The dinding area walks out to the backyard deck.

Opposite the dining area is the kitchen, equipped with a walk-in pantry, marble counters and restaurant-grade appliances.

The kitchen comes with a walk-in pantry.

Also on the main floor is this home office. There’s a safe hiding within those built-in cabinets.

There's a safe hidden within those hardwood cabinets.

Here’s another look at the floating staircase connecting all three levels.

The staircase connects all three levels.

A wind chime–esque light fixture welcomes residents to the second-floor landing.

Note the designer light fixture, meant to look like wind chimes.

Now for the main bedroom. It comes with a walk-in closet, hardwood floors, a recessed ceiling and enough space for a second office or a lounge.

The main suite is huge.

Here’s that ensuite, with a soaker tub, heated floors, a double vanity and a glass shower.

This is the five-piece ensuite bathroom.

This secondary bedroom also has an ensuite as well as two closets.

This secondary bedroom also has an ensuite as well as double closets.

The adjacent bathroom has heated floors and a vanity with heaps of storage.

The floors here are heated.

Here’s another bedroom, this one overlooking the front yard.

This bedroom overlooks the neighbourhood.

Moving to the basement reveals the fun zone: air hockey, old-school video games, a piano and a wet bar.

The rec room, which is fun for kids and kids at heart.

The real show-stopper is the theatre, featuring its own popcorn machine.

The theatre is a showstopper.

There’s also a fitness room down in the basement.

There's also a fitness room in the basement.

And this poker lair could be converted into another bedroom.

The poker room could be transformed into another bedroom.

Here’s a peek at the laundry room.

Plenty more storage in the laundry room.

The back deck has a fireplace, and the yard comes with a dining area and that saltwater pool.

The backyard was designed for hosting parties.

Come summertime, this space will be party central.

Finally, a look at the saltwater pool.

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