House of the Week: $3.3 million for a Don Mills new-build with a guest-friendly basement

House of the Week: $3.3 million for a Don Mills new-build with a guest-friendly basement

Address: 5 Torryburn Place
Neighbourhood: Don Mills
Agents: Jessi Lo and David Bang, Landpower Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $3,279,000
Previously sold for: $905,000, in 2012, prior to a total demolition and rebuild

The place

A new-build with a large backyard.

Here’s the living room, with a view of that backyard:


The dining area, with plenty of built-in cabinetry:


The kitchen:


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


And another:


And another:


Here’s the master bedroom:


The master bedroom’s walk-in closet:


And the master ensuite:


And there’s a cedar deck in the backyard:


The history

The current owners knocked down a bungalow to clear the way for this two-storey home, which was designed with a walk-out basement suite, so that relatives coming from overseas to stay for long periods of time would have lots of privacy and space:


Big selling point

Many of the fittings—like the 48-inch Thermador range in the kitchen—are top of the line. The house shouldn’t need major upgrades for quite some time.

Possible deal breaker

The owners are having a child, and they felt some aspects of the house, like the glass-enclosed staircase, would be hard to baby-proof. Young families may need to hunt for a space that isn’t so assertively tailored to adult tastes:


By the numbers

• $3,279,000
• $9,246.32 in taxes (2016)
• 3,100 square feet
• 60-by-123-foot lot
• 6 parking spaces
• 5 bedrooms
• 4.5 bathrooms

The Hunt