House of the Week: A $6-million modernist mansion in Lawrence Park

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
Price: $6,180,000
Previously sold for: $2,935,000 in 2013

The place

A palatial two-storey with a green roof and a $4-million price jump from four years ago.

The history

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

• $6,180,000
• $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