House of the Week: $2.35 million for a home with easy access to Eglinton West
The Place: A six-bedroom, five-bathroom home located just north of Eglinton and east of the Allen Expressway.
Bragging Rights: Think about how many mornings you lie in bed and think “I wish we didn’t have to go to work today.” The third-floor home office has space for two desks, which means both the homeowner and his or her partner could work from home (or at least, play responsible hooky) in comfort. The room opens onto a balcony that overlooks the backyard.
Big Selling Point: The kitchen comes complete with marble backsplashes and countertops, a wine bar and 12-sided pendant lights (in other words, dodecahedrons, as any Dungeons and Dragons fan will know), which makes it perfect for entertaining.
Possible Deal Breaker: The dead-end street terminates in a giant concrete wall, put there to muffle noise from the neighbouring Allen Expressway. To the immediate south, Eglinton Avenue is being torn apart to make way for the new Crosstown light-rail line. The location comes with its privileges, though: the Eglinton West subway station is a short walk away.
By the Numbers:
• 12-sided pendant lights
• 6 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 storeys
• 3 parking spaces
• 1 wine bar
• 1 subway station nearby