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House of the Week: $2.9 million for a house built in a ravine in Lawrence Park South

ADDRESS: 53 Coldstream Avenue

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lawrence Park South

AGENT: Boris Kholodov, Royal LePage J&D Division, Brokerage

PRICE: $2,995,000

THE PLACE: A contemporary stone-and-steel ravine getaway located in the highly desirable John Ross Robertson school district.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: You’ll be living green, literally. The home’s original owners voluntarily planted more than 350 native trees (including birch, basswood and sugar maples) to help restore the surrounding Coldstream-Kimbark ravine—a city-protected green space that means your wilderness view will never be replaced by a condo tower.

BIG SELLING POINT: Surrounded by greenery and complete with a catwalk leading up to the front entrance, its basically like living in a really posh, secluded tree fort (only way better, because it has central heating, AC and a killer gas fireplace).

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The lack of garage means you’ll always be brushing something off your windshield: fallen leaves, snow, an apocalypse-heralding infestation of locusts, this or this.

• $2,995,000
• $25,000 in property taxes (estimated)
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 storeys
• 3 skylights
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 natural stone interior wall