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House of the Week: $4.3 million for a regal Georgian on a sprawling Forest Hill lot

ADDRESS: 110 Kilbarry Road

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Forest Hill South

AGENT: Nissan Michael, RE/MAX Unique

PRICE: $4,300,000

THE PLACE: This grand Georgian sits on a sprawling lot in well-established Forest Hill South. Extras like English-country landscaping and a circular driveway ooze prestige.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Even in a neighbourhood known for its Georgians, this redbrick revival stands out for its period details. Previous owners have carefully maintained the integrity of the style with paneled doors, a portico over the entry and strictly symmetrical construction.

BIG SELLING POINT: The tiered backyard will make for some epic summer parties. Fully landscaped, it contains a play area for the kids, a patio area for dining and a covered seating area set back from the house (so the late-night stragglers won’t disturb those sleeping inside).

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Though the home has been tastefully decorated, some of the paint choices—like the baby pink bedroom and the generous use of black—are idiosyncratic. Still, nothing a couple layers of primer and a new paint job can’t fix.

BY THE NUMBERS:
• $4,300,000
• $24,042 in property taxes (2012)
• 5,000+ square feet of living space
• 8-car parking (including a 2 car garage)
• 7 bathrooms
• 6 bedrooms
• 3 fireplaces
• 3 skylights

  • Big Al

    One of the nicest homes I have seen on TL. Hard to gauge the value with a price tag of $4.3 mil, but the renovations look impeccable. Might need to find room for a pool or at least a big hot tub in that backyard!

  • Perry

    Absolutely stunning, the exterior doesn’t do it justice, but the interior is phenomenal. That is definitely my ideal kitchen with built in fridges.

  • Pee

    A real & true family home. Stunning and very tastefully decorated. It goes to show that less is best…

  • impeachford

    i enjoy this house but i have to disagree with Perry a wee bit in that i prefer the outside to the inside. the inside could be the interior of any recently reno’d space…the outside speaks to a different era in this city…

  • Mike

    great house and well put together!

  • hop

    The french doors leading to the yard are almost too beautiful.

  • Ignatz

    Wow, gorgeous property. Never thought I would like a charcoal dining room. Only questionable feature seems to be the black flooring in the master and seemingly different flooring throughout the second level. Otherwise stunning home in every way inside and out.

  • mmm

    I have to agree, the best property featured on TL. VERY NICE.

  • Eric

    Not enough indoor parking. If I owned this home, I’d likely have at least four cars.

  • Methinks

    Stunning home, beautifully staged. Love the reno work.

  • Jon Levy

    Not surprising that Nissan Michael was the agent here, he’s a class act and did a great job selling a house for my family as well.

  • Tony

    Typical ‘builder’ approach….try to sell an aseembly of mid range flooring, fixtures and millwork as a top shelf designed interior….then stage it to reflect a non-existent lifestyle and voila…. a massive profit. There’s nothing special to this renovation at all….there are so many details that are not consistent and executed solely for a ‘wow’ factor. The price in my opinion is all about the location and maybe the size of the home….the finishes don’t merit half the asking price.

 

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