House of the Week: $5 million for a completely rebuilt Leaside house

House of the Week: $5 million for a completely rebuilt Leaside house

Address: 2 Orchard Green
Neighbourhood: Leaside
Agents: Cailey Heaps Estrin and Megan Till-Landry, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Heaps Estrin Team, Brokerage
Price: $4,995,000
Previously sold for: $1,800,000, in 2016

The place

A secluded manse with a distinctive red-brick facade.

The history

The seller bought the home in 2016 and completely rebuilt it. The new interior has luxurious finishes like a double-sided gas fireplace, 11-foot ceilings, and a two-person shower in the master ensuite.

Here’s the living room:

The dining area and family room are separated by a double-sided gas fireplace:

The herringbone floor is made of white oak:

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

And another:

There’s also a second-floor den:

The master bedroom’s sloped ceilings make for some dramatic windows:

The master bedroom’s dressing room:

The master ensuite has a heated tile floor:

The basement has a rec area and two more bedrooms:

And the backyard is pretty big:

Big selling point

The property is on a relatively quiet cul de sac, so the occasional game of street hockey shouldn’t be a problem.

Possible deal breaker

There are three parking spaces, which is less then a buyer would usually get at this price point. Then again, there’s room for a car lift in the garage, if needed.

By the numbers

• $4,995,000
• $9,330.88 in taxes (2017, pre-renovation)
• 4,250 square feet
• 1,950-square-foot lower level
• 59-by-113.56-foot lot
• 6 bedrooms
• 6 bathrooms
• 4 skylights
• 3 parking spaces
• 1 wine cellar

The Hunt

Inside the rise and fall of the Buca empire

For years, Buca was the place to go for glitzy, big-ticket nights out. Its founders tried to replicate the experience across the city, fuelled by massive infusions of investment capital and faith that the restaurant industry would never die. Then the music stopped and the company wound up $35 million in debt