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House of the week: $2 million for a six-storey abode overlooking the Humber River

97 Old Mill Drive (Images: Royal Lepage Real Estate)

ADDRESS: 97 Old Mill Drive
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lambton Baby Point
AGENT: Christine Simpson, Royal Lepage Real Estate Services Ltd. Brokerage
PRICE: $1.979 million
THE PLACE: Etienne Brulé Park’s regular cyclists, runners and fishers will recognize one of Lambton’s most eye-catching properties from its location—built into the ravine that faces the Humber River. The six-storey manor has plenty of space for both work and play, with everything from a workshop to a billiard room to a projector room. The main stairwell, enclosed by a glass atrium, travels all the way up to the top level, where there is a pool, terrace and sauna. The kitchen looks out onto the river, but nature gazing is not restricted to meal times, since nearly every room has panoramic views.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The house is just down the street from the Old Mill Inn, Canada’s first industrial building, which dates back over 200 years. It’s also one of the most popular wedding venues today for Toronto’s elite. Kids, however, will be telling their friends about the elevator that serves all six floors.
BIG SELLING POINT: The third storey has an entirely self-contained guest suite, so unwanted out-of-town visitors can be neither seen nor heard.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Six floors sounds amazing, but if that elevator ever breaks, they won’t be breathtaking in a good way.

BY THE NUMBERS:

• $20,164 in property taxes
• 16,000-square-foot lot
• 6 storeys
• 5 bedrooms
• 6 bathrooms
• 8-car parking
• 2 fireplaces
• 2 hot water tanks
• 1 elevator
• 1 study
• 1 library–media room
• 1 workshop
• 1 billiard room
• 1 billiard table
• 1 pool
• 1 sauna
• 1 river

  • Maria

    Huge house, but it’s so terribly dated. The new owners would have to do a lot of remodelling.

  • Craig White

    It’s certainly not one of Lambton’s most eye-catching properties: it’s not in Lambton. The City’s official name for the neighbourhood may be Lambton Baby Point, but Lambton is at the north end of the squiggly-shaped amalgam. Even Baby Point is a stretch: that coveted loop is farther north than this. Humberview would be a better description of this house’s beautiful location.

 

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