House of the Week: $2.5 million for a former cobbler’s home in King City
The 2,300-square-foot property comes with beamed ceilings, a bathroom made of marble, a stone grill and a backyard cabana
Neighbourhood: Laskay, King City
Previously sold for: $1,560,000 in 2020
Size: 2,358 square feet sitting on one acre of land
Real estate agents: Alessia Polo, Sotheby’s International Realty
A three-bedroom, two-plus-one-bathroom farmhouse in Laskay, a rural township on the western edge of King City. The place sits on one acre of land, which includes a trail west of the house, surrounded by dense forest. It’s a five-minute drive from downtown King City, 15-minute drive from Vaughan Mills and 45 minutes to downtown Toronto.
It’s believed that this home was built in 1880, originally as the shop of the town cobbler. In the 1960s, the owners at the time added a second storey. The current owners, who purchased the house earlier this year, redid the flooring and renovated the powder room. Now they’re putting it on the market because they’re relocating.
The foyer leads directly into the kitchen, which has a JennAir gas cooktop, tons of storage and white oak floors.
Here’s a reverse angle of the kitchen, with a view into the fenced-in front yard.
There’s additional built-in storage here, plus wall-to-wall sliding doors.
The adjoining powder room was upgraded during the most recent renovation.
Next up is the open-concept family and dining room.
Realtor Alessia Polo suspects that the family area was the original cobbler’s shop. Today, the space is defined by its beamed ceilings and gas fireplace with marble surround.
This is the dining area, with the backyard just beyond those sliding doors.
Another angle shows off more built-in storage.
There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. The main bedroom sits in the corner of the house.
Along with a walk-in closet, the main bedroom is equipped with a cute nook for sneakers.
In the main ensuite: marble walls, heated flooring and a super-long vanity.
Here’s a closer look at the quarry-like shower, with a skylight and a rainfall head.
There are five skylights throughout the house. These two illuminate the second-floor landing.
This secondary bedroom overlooks the front yard. It has two closets with built-in organizers.
And the third bedroom is currently set up as an office.
The second bathroom also has heated floors and marble all over.
Outside is heaps of fun: manicured gardens, a large stone patio for lounging and dining, and an outdoor kitchen with both gas- and wood-burning grills.
There’s that wood-burning grill.
The cabana has epoxy flooring, retractable screen doors, a cedar ceiling and a gas fireplace with additional wall-mounted heaters too.
The current owners use the space to work out.
Finally, an aerial shot of the property and its stunning greenery.
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