House of the Week: A $6-million modernist mansion in Lawrence Park
Address: 1 Blyth Hill Road
Neighbourhood: Lawrence Park
Agents: Shane Carslake, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage
Previously sold for: $2,935,000 in 2013
A palatial two-storey with a green roof and a $4-million price jump from four years ago.
Paul Boniferro, a partner at McCarthy Tétrault bought the home in 2013 and spent four years undertaking a careful, contemporary overhaul. Among the changes is a bedroom converted into a walk-in closet and the addition of a wine cellar and a self-irrigating green roof.
The front is now reminiscent of modernist properties in L.A.:
The fireplace makes a dramatic statement just inside the entrance:
Here’s the kitchen:
The slats leave just enough room for a child to escape from the dinner table into the living room:
The second-storey patio is accessible from the master bedroom and features a hot tub:
Here’s the master bedroom:
And the en-suite bathroom:
This spacious walk-in closet is adjacent to the bathroom:
The most important addition made by the previous owner: a wine cellar.
Big selling point
The backyard has an outdoor shower, a hot tub, and a handcrafted Brazilian walnut pergola:
Possible deal breaker
This is one of the most expensive properties currently on the market and the $4-million price jump may turn some off.
By the numbers
• $17,733.80 in taxes (2017)
• 4100 square feet
• 50 by 150 foot
• 4 bathrooms
• 4 parking spaces
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 living rooms
• 2 family rooms
• 1 wine cellar