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House of the Week: $2.1 million for a Scarborough stunner overlooking Bluffers Park


ADDRESS: 27 Drake Crescent

NEIGHBOURHOOD:  Cliffcrest

AGENT: Victoria Ann Ryczko, Coldwell Banker, R.M.R Real Estate, Brokerage

PRICE: $2,099,000

THE PLACE: It’s situated on a massive 77-by-145-foot lot in Scarborough’s well-to-do Cliffcrest neighbourhood, but the chic, contemporary interiors—a handsome slate fireplace, polished concrete floors and an arty steel-and-wood staircase—have all the trendy trappings of the coolest downtown condo.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The landscape. The house backs directly onto Bluffers Park, with only a small fence separating you from the vast expanses of greenery and scenery the park provides. It’s like having the world’s biggest backyard—without all the pesky maintenance.

BIG SELLING POINT: The living room, with its 23-foot-high glass windows that provide a panoramic view of the park, Lake Ontario and the Toronto skyline beyond.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: If you’re raising boys (or a perhaps a genderless baby), expect fights to erupt over who has to take the girly-girl room with the pink-polka-dotted floor and pink drapes.

BY THE NUMBERS:

• $2,099,000
• $9,783.86 in property taxes
• 23-foot-high glass walls
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 decks
• 1 spectacular 180-degree view
• 1 solar-ready metal roof
• 1 oversize granite island
• 1 Sub-Zero wine fridge

  • CP48

    Very nice – I personally like this house because it’s different and airy. The property taxes are cheap for a home that size.

  • Deborah Glover

    I had the opportunity to view this spectacular home and was truly impressed. Rarely does a lakefront property of this quality and style hit the market. Exceptional!

  • your local realtor

    Who owns the lot behind the backyard? Chances are, someone will build a new house behind it and block the view…

  • Al

    LOVE IT LOVE IT LOVE IT !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Gabrielle

    Truly stunning! Though it makes me wonder why the owners would want to part with it?

  • Ken

    The land behind the property is zoned conservation land and as such, no construction can ever occur. Park/Area voted best kept secret in Toronto… Heaven on Earth!!

  • Ella Zetser – LastDetail.ca

    What a stunning home! this was one of my all time favourites to Stage! If it was closer to my office, i would buy it myself in an instant!

    http://lastdetail.ca/

  • Ignatz

    This is the first house TL has put up that I think is truly spectacular and desirable. Lots of expensive and wild properties usually in this space, but nothing I would actually want to live in. Until now. Amazing house, amazing location.

  • Dominique Androutsos

    An ideal setting and informed clients made designing this home a unique pleasure. Adapting the original design to Integraspec ICFs (Insulated Concrete Forms) was surprisingly easy due to the user friendliness of the product. It is encouraging to see as much enthusiasm as has been shown for this project and to green housing in the GTA.
    Enquiries for your own eco-friendly designed home can be directed to:
    Dominique Androutsos, Barch
    ARK Design Build
    arkdesignbuild@gmail.com

  • Mike

    The staging is a bit 1995 for me, and the claw-foot tub in an otherwise modern place–but otherwise, quite nice for the price and the great view!

 

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