House of the Week: $2.5 million for a former cobbler’s home in King City

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

This home in King City is believed to have been owned by the town cobbler.

Neighbourhood: Laskay, King City
Price: $2,500,000
Previously sold for: $1,560,000 in 2020
Size: 2,358 square feet sitting on one acre of land
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2+1
Real estate agents: Alessia Polo, Sotheby’s International Realty

The place

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.

The history

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.

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The tour

The foyer leads directly into the kitchen, which has a JennAir gas cooktop, tons of storage and white oak floors.

The foyers leads right to the renovated kitchen.

Here’s a reverse angle of the kitchen, with a view into the fenced-in front yard.

Note the peninsula and built-in storage.

There’s additional built-in storage here, plus wall-to-wall sliding doors.

The kitchen walks out to the front yard.

The adjoining powder room was upgraded during the most recent renovation.

This powder is right next to the kitchen.

Next up is the open-concept family and dining room.

The beamed ceilings above the open-concept space are a nice touch.

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.

The realtor believes the family room was the original cobbler's shop.

This is the dining area, with the backyard just beyond those sliding doors.

Plenty of space and natural light in the dining room.

Another angle shows off more built-in storage.

There's more custom storage here, too.

There are three bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. The main bedroom sits in the corner of the house.

The main bedroom takes up the corner of the house.

Along with a walk-in closet, the main bedroom is equipped with a cute nook for sneakers.

Don't forget the closet nook.

In the main ensuite: marble walls, heated flooring and a super-long vanity.

There's enough marble in the ensuite to fill a small quarry.

Here’s a closer look at the quarry-like shower, with a skylight and a rainfall head.

The glass shower is equipped with a skylight and rainfall head.

There are five skylights throughout the house. These two illuminate the second-floor landing.

The second-floor landing has two of the home's nine skylights.

This secondary bedroom overlooks the front yard. It has two closets with built-in organizers.

This secondary bedroom has two closets.

And the third bedroom is currently set up as an office.

The office overlooks the side of the home.

The second bathroom also has heated floors and marble all over.

More marble in this secondary bedroom.

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.

The patio has an outdoor kitchen.

There’s that wood-burning grill.

The wood grill is a conversation starter at any dinner party.

The cabana has epoxy flooring, retractable screen doors, a cedar ceiling and a gas fireplace with additional wall-mounted heaters too.

The cabana has cedar ceilings and a gas fireplace.

The current owners use the space to work out.

The current owners use this space to workout.

Finally, an aerial shot of the property and its stunning greenery.

The home, surrounded by dense forest.

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