House of the Week: $3.3 million for a giant two-bedroom home in Thorncrest
Address: 1 Friar’s Lane
Agent: Judy Hendler, Elise Kalles and David Oey, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
The place: A renovated two-bedroom on a private Thorncrest side road.
The history: Known as the Palermo estate, the property is one of the original homes from Thorncrest’s earliest days, in the mid-1940s. The seller bought the house a little over three years ago. He commissioned a design from architect Rocco Margana and began renovating from the ground up. By the end, he’d converted the former four-bedroom into a two-bedroom home with a luxury office.
Big selling point: The location is perfect for a jet-setter with a strong backswing. It’s fifteen minutes away from Pearson and within a nine iron’s drive of three ritzy golf clubs: St. George’s, Lambton, and Islington. Also, for an extra $750,000, the seller will throw in all the art and furnishings.
Possible deal breaker: The layout isn’t ideal for family living, but the enormous basement rec room could be converted into two additional bedrooms.
By the numbers:
• $15,190.48 in taxes (2015)
• 5900 square feet
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 parking spaces
• 2 bedrooms
• 2 kitchens
• 1 elevator
This property has almost 6,000 square feet of living space.
The living room has a large, curved window.
The owner is willing to throw in all the art and furnishings for an extra $750,000—a perfect way to kickstart your collection of artisanal glassware.
The dining room seats at least eight.
The owner carved this ridiculously spacious home office out of what used to be a four-bedroom floor plan.
And here’s the kitchen.
No home this size would be complete without an elevator running between all three floors.
There are two bedrooms on the second floor of the house.
Also on the second floor: this sitting area.
Here’s the main second-floor bathroom.
And here’s the master bedroom, which has its own balcony overlooking the backyard.
The master bedroom also has this walk-in closet.
And here’s a better look at the balcony.
The other bedroom is a little smaller.
The basement rec room looks like it was designed by Piet Mondrian after someone fed him a pot brownie. We like it.
Astroturf means never needing to own a sprinkler.
And there’s a pool.
7 thoughts on “House of the Week: $3.3 million for a giant two-bedroom home in Thorncrest”
It’s like the Brady Bunch was filmed at Osama Bin Laden’s compound.
They should include the furniture and art for that price and ask for $750,000 to remove it, they’d have a better chance.
Agreed! Super tacky (Martin Daniels??) decor, except for the pool.
Some chair hoarder will snap this place up. Astroturf ? LOL
LOL @ that first sentence – great description.
wow…where to begin. SO. MANY. CHAIRS! Some one’s a fan of blush and taupe! And wood floors trimmed with carrara marble tiles. Now THAT is class. This is like a Tony Montana starter home.
But there is 1 thing in this 3+million dollar house I like – the faceted bowl on the kitchen table. That’s kinda cool. I’d put my fruit in that. This house is like a car crash you can’t not look at.
ZERO curb appeal. UGLY.
You can keep the furnishings, i’m not turning it into a 1984 movie set, nice place though!
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