House of the Week: $2.6 million for a sleek, contemporary home on The Kingsway
The Place: A brand-new contemporary Etobicoke dwelling, designed by Barroso Homes.
Bragging Rights: The glass-walled wine cellar in the basement is a nice perk for the oenophile in the family, and everyone can else can enjoy the rest of the high-end finishes around the house.
Big Selling Point: The owner can wirelessly control the home’s lighting, speakers, thermostat and sprinklers from an iPad or iPhone, thanks to a built-in Control4 home-automation system.
Possible Deal Breaker: Considering how fancy the rest of the house is, it’s a little disappointing that the backyard doesn’t have so much as a koi pond. The buyer may have to add a pool, just to make the place feel complete.
By The Numbers:
• $6,300 in property taxes (2014)
• 4,000 square feet, approximately
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 4-car parking
• 2 storeys
• 1 wine cellar with display windows
• 1 Control4 “Smart Home” system
• 1 fireplace