House of the Week: $3.7 million for a Beaches new-build with a backyard pool

House of the Week: $3.7 million for a Beaches new-build with a backyard pool

Address: 103 Scarborough Road
Neighbourhood: The Beaches
Agent: Mark Richards, Re/Max Hallmark Richards Group Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $3,690,000
Previously sold for: $1,235,000 in 2014, prior to a total rebuild

The place

A new house in the east end, just north of Queen Street and Balmy Beach Park.

The history

The house is a new-build that took a year to complete, starting in June 2015. It has a large custom kitchen with a 48-inch Wolf range (and eight-foot range hood), Thermador fridge, wine storage and views of the outdoor plunge pool.

Here’s the foyer:

The office:

And the dining room:

The living room has a fireplace:

There’s a large breakfast area beside the kitchen:

And here’s a closer look at the kitchen and its many shiny surfaces and appliances:

A skylight brightens up the second floor, where there are four bedrooms:

Here’s one bedroom:

And another:

And another. Whoever staged this home must have a crate of teddy bears at the ready:

The master bedroom has an interesting ceiling fan:

And here’s the master ensuite:

The back patio:

Big selling point

The house some grown-up features—for instance, a master walk-in closet that would make Carrie Bradshaw jealous:

But it also has some fun stuff, like an oversized basement rec room, with wet bar and double fridges:

(There are also two bedrooms in the basement.)

Possible deal breaker

If the buyer has kids (which, with six bedrooms, they probably will), they’ll probably find themselves hosting a few too many pool parties. The pool obviously looks a lot more inviting when it’s not covered by a tarp:

By the numbers

• $3,690,000
• $7,447.31 in taxes (2017)
• 3,793 square feet
• 6 bedrooms
• 6 bathrooms
• 1 pool

The Hunt


June 1, 2017

This post originally said, incorrectly, that 103 Scarborough Road is located just north of Ashbridges Bay Park. In fact, it's closer to Balmy Beach Park.