House of the Week: $3 million for a modern retreat in Birchcliff

House of the Week: $3 million for a modern retreat in Birchcliff

Address: 6 Fallingbrook Woods
Neighbourhood: Birchcliff
Agent: Mark Richards, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $2,989,000

The place: A recently built three-bedroom with a modern, geometric aesthetic.

The history: The owners are an architect and a professional builder who jumped at the chance to have their way with a ravine lot. They worked within the area’s environmental protections to create an open interior that showcases the house’s unique surroundings.

Big selling point: This place is perched atop a hill, surrounded by greenery, and near Lake Ontario, making it feel like a retreat from city life. And yet, it’s just a short commute away from all the amenities of downtown.

Possible deal breaker: Some may find the interior a little stark—especially the ultra-white kitchen. But with so many upgrades (custom cabinetry, Thermador appliances, Corian countertops), the buyer will probably feel at home soon enough.

By the Numbers:

• $2,989,000
• $11,536.62 in taxes (2015)
• 210-degree view from the terrace
• 6 parking spaces
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms

toronto-house-for-sale-6-fallingbrook-woods-2The house has an open interior with a prominent central staircase, made of walnut and glass.

toronto-house-for-sale-6-fallingbrook-woods-3The living and dining areas are separated by a two-sided fireplace.

toronto-house-for-sale-6-fallingbrook-woods-4There’s a terrace beside the living area.

toronto-house-for-sale-6-fallingbrook-woods-5Judging by those dumpsters across the street, this house isn’t the only one on the block that has had some work done recently.

toronto-house-for-sale-6-fallingbrook-woods-6The kitchen is by Scavolini.

toronto-house-for-sale-6-fallingbrook-woods-7There are three bedrooms on the second floor, each with its own en suite bathroom. Here’s one of them.

toronto-house-for-sale-6-fallingbrook-woods-8And another bedroom.

toronto-house-for-sale-6-fallingbrook-woods-9The master bedroom has a wall-mounted fireplace and a private terrace, socked in by trees.

toronto-house-for-sale-6-fallingbrook-woods-10The master bedroom’s en suite bathroom has heated stone tile floors.

toronto-house-for-sale-6-fallingbrook-woods-11The view from the rear. The house is on top of a hill.