House of the Week: $2 million for a home on the Scarborough Bluffs

House of the Week: $2 million for a home on the Scarborough Bluffs

Address: 38 Springbank Avenue
Neighbourhood: Birchcliff
Agents: Lindsay and Melanie Wright, Re/Max Hallmark Wright Group Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $1,979,900
Previously sold for: $1,264,500, in 2012

The place

A secluded home with plenty of trees and a lake view.

Here’s the foyer:

The living room:

The dining room:

The family room is beside the kitchen:

The kitchen:

The kitchen has a walk-in pantry—the perfect place to store all your neatly labelled jars of stuff:

There’s a lounge area on the second floor landing, currently set up as an office space:

Off the lounge, there’s a balcony:

There are four bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them:

So we’re supposed to believe they named their kid “kid”?

Another bedroom:

And here’s the master bedroom:

The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom:

The basement rec room:

And the back patio:

The history

The property is on a dead end street, across from the Scarborough Bluffs. The house was custom-built about six years ago. The current owners, who bought the house shortly after it was completed, finished the basement and put in an extra bathroom.

Big selling point

The house is wedged between a park and the lake, giving it an incredible atmosphere of seclusion. The term “cottage-like” gets thrown around a lot, but this might be one instance in which it actually applies.

Possible deal breaker

The proximity of the bluffs may worry parents of young children. Fortunately, the backyard is fully fenced in, so kids won’t have an easy time wandering off during outdoor play sessions:

By the numbers

• $1,979,900
• $8,565.26 in taxes (2016)
• 3,000 square feet above grade
• 50-by-200-foot lot
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 parking spaces

The Hunt