House of the Week: $2.6 million for a newly built, cottage-like home in Don Mills
The Place: A four-bedroom house with plenty of windows on a tree-lined street in Don Mills.
Bragging Rights: The living room has a cathedral ceiling, windows walls and a two-sided stone fireplace that cleverly blurs the line between indoors and outdoors.
Big Selling Point: Accents of maple, Douglas fir, cedar and stone give the home a distinct cottage feel. The effect is heightened by a strategically built inner courtyard, which protects two spruce trees. LEED certification is pending.
Possible Deal Breaker: All those windows will require lots of window coverings, unless the owner is okay with living in a fishbowl.
By the Numbers:
• 85 windows
• 5 parking spots
• 4 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 storeys
• 2 spruce trees
• 2-sided fireplace
• 1 inner courtyard