House of the Week: $2.7 million for a balcony-lined home on Cedarvale Park

House of the Week: $2.7 million for a balcony-lined home on Cedarvale Park

Address: 602 Lonsdale Road
Neighbourhood: Forest Hill
Agent: Howard Lende, Forest Hill Real Estate Inc., Brokerage
Price: $2,695,000
Previously sold for: $1,780,000, in 2007

The place

A stucco-clad home next to Cedarvale Park.

Here’s the foyer:


The living room, with French doors that open onto the balcony:


The dining room:


And here’s the kitchen:


This main-floor room could serve as a third bedroom, but it’s currently set up as a gym:


There’s a little hangout space on the second-floor landing:


There are two bedrooms on the second floor. This is one of them:


And here’s the master bedroom. It has skylights, a fireplace and its own private balcony:


The master ensuite:


And the basement rec room, with doors that lead directly to the backyard:


The history

The house was renovated shortly before the seller bought it nine years ago, but the interior and exterior sound system, electric blinds and stone garden area are all more recent additions:


Big selling point

A wraparound balcony provides views of the nearby ravine, as do the windows in the upstairs bedrooms:


Possible deal breaker

Though the home is near some of the country’s best—or, at least, fanciest—schools, the three-bedroom layout means larger families may need to look elsewhere.

By the numbers

• $2,695,000
• $10,762.22 in taxes (2015)
• 3,200 square feet
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 gym