House of the Week: $1.9 million for a Thorncrest home with a classic look
Address: 25 Great Oak Drive
Agent: Stephanie Haxhillari, Re/Max West Realty Inc., Brokerage
The place: A four-bedroom home with classic touches in a tree-covered pocket of Etobicoke.
The history: The home was built in 1998, but it has a traditional aesthetic: think crown moulding, wainscotting galore, hardwood floors and broadloom carpet.
Big selling point: The location is great for outdoorsy types: it’s within walking distance of half a dozen parks and very close to Islington Golf Club. (Or, the owner could always stay at home and enjoy the saltwater pool.)
Possible deal breaker: Prospective buyers might need to set aside a little extra money for help with exterior maintenance. That huge pool isn’t going to clean itself.
By the numbers:
• $10,861.01 in taxes (2015)
• 3500 square feet
• 68 feet of frontage
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 1 saltwater pool
The foyer leads into a wide central hallway.
The living room has a gas fireplace with a marble surround.
Next to the living room is the dining room. Although the house was built in 1998, it has antique-looking crown moulding and wainscotting.
There’s also an office on the main floor.
Here’s the family room, with another fireplace.
The kitchen has a big breakfast area and French doors to the backyard, where there’s a large saltwater pool.
A closer look at the kitchen.
There are four bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them.
Those two bedrooms share this bathroom, with stylish plaid wallpaper.
And here’s that bedroom’s private en suite bathroom.
The master bedroom is at the rear of the house.
And here’s the master en suite.
The basement is finished, with a rec room and a den.
And here’s the backyard. The pool is under that tarp.