House of Week: $3.3 million for a mini-mansion just beyond the Bridle Path
Address: 301 Lawrence Avenue East
Neighbourhood: Lawrence Park
Agent: Barry Cohen, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc., Brokerage
The place: A recent build with a traditional façade, four bedrooms, an office, a nanny suite and a tricked-out modern kitchen.
The history: The owners had the home designed especially for themselves, and finished it off with interiors by Casey Design. It was completed in 2011, though the landscaping took another year.
Big selling point: The kitchen looks like something out of a modern art museum: it’s all sleek white Boffi cabinetry and marble surfaces. It’s also fully equipped for entertaining, with two of virtually every appliance—all of them done up in stainless steel.
Possible deal breaker: This house is just beyond the boundaries of the Bridle Path. Even though the buyer won’t be able to claim to live in the city’s most secluded neighbourhood, that half-a-block difference could save him or her a considerable amount of money on the sale price.
By the numbers:
• $14,893.53 in taxes (2015)
• 4100 square feet
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 gas fireplaces
• 2 dishwashers
This understated entryway appears to have been modelled loosely on the hall of mirrors at Versailles.
The living room has a picture window and a fireplace with a carved marble mantle.
The dining room is adjacent to the living room. Like much of the rest of the house, it has oak flooring.
Behold: the powder room of the future.
The kitchen and family room are together at the back of the house.
The kitchen has marble countertops.
The sleek custom cabinetry is by Boffi.
The kitchen’s breakfast area is surrounded by windows with a view of the backyard.
There are four bedrooms and an office on the second floor of the house.
Count the iMacs.
A dino-themed bedroom.
The Pokémon wall decals make for an interesting contrast with that super-trendy antler chandelier.
The Pokémon bedroom has an en suite bathroom with a heated marble floor.
And here’s that bedroom’s fancy semi-en suite.
The master bedroom’s French doors lead to a private balcony that faces the backyard.
The master bedroom’s dressing area.
And the master en suite, with marble everywhere and wall-mounted sink faucets.
The view from the balcony.
Yeah, yeah there’s a basement rec room, but what about that ball pit, guys? We’d take that over a whirlpool tub, always.
There’s a fifth bedroom in the basement, for guests and/or nannies.
The backyard is meticulously landscaped.