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House of the Week: $2.2 million for a renovated home in Lorne Park

1650 Ruscombe Close

ADDRESS: 1650 Ruscombe Close

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Lorne Park, Mississauga

AGENT: Nataliya Kolydchak, Keller Williams Real Estate Associates, Brokerage

PRICE: $2,199,900

THE PLACE: This 1970s split-level in the popular Lorne Park neighbourhood recently underwent a major overhaul, including the addition of an entire new wing for the master suite.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Practise your runway strut on the raised catwalk leading to the master suite. It gives a bird’s-eye view over the main floor, from the front foyer to the kitchen.

BIG SELLING POINT: Lorne Park has a reputation for being ritzy (it’s full of mega-mansions and even has its own Housewives reality series), but the area’s main draws are access to green space and top-rated schools.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: It will be tough to keep secrets in this house—the open-plan hardwood floors and raised catwalk create an environment ripe for eavesdropping.

BY THE NUMBERS:
• $2,199,900
• $7,556 in property taxes (2011)
• 4,105 square feet
• 6 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 2-car garage
• 2 laundry rooms
• 3 skylights
• 2 fireplaces (one gas, one wood-burning)
• 1 glass-enclosed catwalk