House of the Week: $3.6 million for a Mimico home with a theatre and a popcorn machine

House of the Week: $3.6 million for a Mimico home with a theatre and a popcorn machine

The 6,000-square-foot property also comes with six bedrooms, a safe room, a basement bar and an outdoor kitchen

The facade of the home is made of large stones.

Neighbourhood: Mimico
Price: $3,599,000
Previously sold for: $3,175,000 in 2022
Size: 6,000 square feet
Bedrooms: 6
Bathrooms: 8
Parking spots: 6
Real estate agent: Ashley Smith, ASP Group/Royal LePage Signature Realty

The place

A six-bedroom, eight-bathroom fortress in Mimico with six parking spots and a buffet of amenities for hosting. The home is within walking distance of the Mimico GO station and half a dozen parks. It’s also a 30-minute bike ride from downtown and a quick drive from the Gardiner and Lake Shore Boulevard. 

The history

The house was built from scratch in 2016. The current owners purchased it in June 2022, when the market was in a lull, for $3.175 million. Now they’re relocating to New York for a job opportunity and putting the place on the market.

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The tour

The façade is brick and stone, with a double garage and a four-car driveway.

The driveway has space for four cars.

Inside, the foyer leads to the dining room and the main living space.

Plenty of white and light in the foyer.

This opposite angle reveals the ornate glass and wrought iron door, marble tiling, and cathedral ceilings.

The front door is wrought iron and glass.

The dining room has hardwood floors, a swinging door to the kitchen and four large windows with a view of the neighbourhood.

There are hardwood floors throughout.

Here’s the kitchen, equipped with granite counters, a Wolf gas stove, a Sub-Zero fridge, a double oven, custom cabinets and a pot filler.

Note the pot filler.

Another angle of the kitchen highlights the French-door walkout to the pool. 

Those French doors walk out to the pool.

The living room is adjacent to the kitchen.

The living room is next to the kitchen.

There’s also this office and powder room on the main floor.

The home office has its own powder room.

And here’s the main bedroom, with vaulted ceilings and remote-controlled blinds. 

Here's the main bedroom.

It comes with an ensuite bathroom and matching walk-in closets.

A look at the main walk-in coset.

Now for the ensuite, which has ceramic tiling, a multi-head glass shower, heated floors and a jet tub.

The ensuite has a jet tub for old time's sake.

Taking a quick detour outside, the huge backyard has a separate entrance to the basement, a saltwater pool with patio surround and a full kitchen with plenty of space to dine alfresco.

The pool is saltwater.

Here’s the kitchen set-up. It even has a wine fridge.

The outdoor kitchen defines the space.

Turn around and you’re in the dining area. That’s a wood-burning fireplace in the background.

There's a wood-buring fireplace next to the dining table.

Don’t forget the pool house, which comes with a wine fridge and a powder room.

What pool house would be complete without a mini fridge?

Back inside and up the stairs, there’s a secondary bedroom with a balcony overlooking the pool. 

Here's one of the secondary bedrooms on the upper floor.

This bedroom has an ensuite too. 

A secondary ensuite.

But the party really starts in the basement.

The basement rec room is huge.

Beyond the ping-pong table is another wood-burning fireplace and a quirky bar.

There's another fireplace down here, plus a bar.

And how about a third kitchen?

How about a kitchen for the rec room?

There’s also a gym down here.

Down the hall is the gym.

These two bedrooms are tucked away around the corner.

There are two bedrooms in the basement as well.

The theatre is the basement’s centrepiece. 

Now for the theatre room.

It has a popcorn machine and an old-school Pac-Man arcade game.

There's a popcorn machine here for good measure.

And any cash leftover from the home’s purchase can be stashed in the safe room.

Finally, the safe room.

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