House of the Week: $3.5 million for a wood-panelled modern home near Yonge and Eg

House of the Week: $3.5 million for a wood-panelled modern home near Yonge and Eg

Address: 44 Lascelles Boulevard
Neighbourhood: Yonge and Eglinton
Agent: Kelly Fulton, Royal LePage, Johnston and Daniel Division, Brokerage
Price: $3,495,000
Previously sold for: $1,045,000, in 2003, before a major rebuild

The place

A three-level house with a modern interior.

The history

The sellers rebuilt the house in 2004 with a design by architect John Romanov, who kept the façade traditional but completely revamped the interior to give it a modern look. There’s now a steel and oak staircase, iron and steel lighting, as well as tons of skylights and painted cement details.

The living room walls are completely covered in maple. The fireplace surround is made of steel:


The family room has built-in shelving:


The dining room has many sets of French doors, all of which lead to the backyard:


There are three bedrooms on the second floor, two with walk-in closets. Here’s one of them:


Another bedroom:


And another:


Those three bedrooms share this bathroom:


The master bedroom has the third floor to itself. Those French doors open onto a Juliet balcony:


The master bedroom’s walk-in closet:


And the master ensuite, with maple cabinets and granite countertops:


There’s a rec room in the basement:


And also a fifth bedroom:


Plus a sizeable backyard:


Big selling point

The kitchen has a giant breakfast bar that wraps around a stainless steel island decked out with storage shelves and a prep sink. A Viking range, two dishwashing drawers, an extendable pot filler, a walk-in pantry and a second wall oven make it a perfect environment for some serious home cooking:


Possible deal breaker

The garage is currently set up as a jam space. Anyone who wants to park a car will have to make some minor changes:


By the numbers:

• $3,495,000
• $18,000 in taxes (2016)
• 3,826 square feet above ground
• 1793-square-foot lower level
• 6 sets of French doors in the great room
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 2-car garage

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