House of the Week: $1.4 million for a modern Beaches home with some super-tall ceilings

House of the Week: $1.4 million for a modern Beaches home with some super-tall ceilings

Address: 44 Rainsford Road
Neighbourhood: The Beaches
Agents: Aleks Oleksak and Amir Shahi, Sage Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $1,389,900
Previously sold for: $710,044 in 2014

The place

A semi with a distinctive triangular window and 30-foot ceilings.

The history

The home is owned by architects who completely renovated it. They added a central atrium and gave the exterior a grey, modern facelift (though it still blends in well with the neighbouring homes). The interior has an open floor plan, with oak hardwood flooring, a 16-foot island in the kitchen and bridges that span the atrium to act as hallways on the upper levels.

Here’s the living area:

There’s a bit of space for a couch by the kitchen:

A closer look at the kitchen:

There’s a breakfast area with a door to the back deck:

And here’s the back deck:

There are three bedrooms on the second floor. This glass bridge spans the atrium:

Here’s one bedroom:

And another:

And another:

All three second-floor bedrooms share this bathroom:

The master bedroom has the third floor to itself:

Here’s the master ensuite:

And there’s a private balcony:

The basement is finished:

Big selling point

The atrium is topped with a large skylight that allows natural light to reach all three floors.

Possible deal breaker

The bridges on the second and third floors have glass guardrails. They let natural light pass through, but they might make families with young children nervous:

By the numbers

• $1,389,900
• $4,240 in taxes (2016)
• 2,500 square feet
• 19-by-125-foot lot
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 skylight
• 1 parking spot

The Hunt