Sale of the Week: the $1.85-million Lansing luxury home that proves even ’80s design can stand the test of time
The Property: This custom-built luxury home has a whackload of windows, plenty of mirrors, hardwood floors, a large covered patio accessible from the second level and a circular staircase in the middle of it all. The home is landscaped and soundproofed for privacy, sealing it off from the neighbourhood’s bustle (and the adjacent gas station).
The History: The seller, a prominent local architect, conceived and built the house for himself about 30 years ago. As condo towers rose up in the neighbourhood, he filled the home with art and self-designed, built-in furniture.
The Fate: The home was snapped up by fellow architects captivated by the look of the place. As intensification starts to lead to amenities being within walking distance, detached homes on the west side of Yonge like this one are increasing in value.
The Sale: The agents held offers until the end of the week to drum up interest, but ultimately accepted the bid they received after their first showing. The home’s proximity to the 401 and subway proved a key selling point.
By the Numbers:
• 6,000 square feet
• 97 per cent of the list price
• 13 days on the market
• 7 bathrooms
• 4 + 2 bedrooms
• 3 fireplaces
• 2-car carport