Homes

Cottage of the Week: $1.1 million for a Lake of Bays cottage with lots of outbui... Cottage of the Week: $1.1 million for a Lake of Bays cottage with lots of outbuildings

Address: 5031 Muskoka District Road 117 Neighbourhood: Dorset Agent: Penny Kiely and Maxine Reid, Royal LePage Lakes of Muskoka Realty, Brokerage
 Price: $1,095,000 The place: A one-and-a-half-storey cottage with soaring ceilings, wood detailing and plenty of outbuildings.

Sale of the Week: the $1.4-million Birchcliff home that shows the selling power ... Sale of the Week: the $1.4-million Birchcliff home that shows the selling power of a lakefront retreat

Address: 7 Kingsbury Crescent Neighbourhood: Birchcliff Agent: Ken Digalakis, Re/Max All-Stars Realty Inc., Brokerage The property: This Birchcliff home has a smattering of rear-facing picture windows and a balcony with unobstructed views of Lake Ontario. The interior has some retro touches, like wood panelling in the kitchen, while a sunken great room, beamed ceilings and… Read more »

Condo of the Week: $950,000 for a King West townhouse where a Raptor used to liv... Condo of the Week: $950,000 for a King West townhouse where a Raptor used to live

Address: 25 Oxley Street, Townhouse 3 Neighbourhood: King West Agent: Nick Whittington, LoftStyles.com Price: $954,900 The place: A townhome in a 16-storey building, with a balcony and plenty of storage space.

House of the Week: $4.8 million for a summery new home in the Beach House of the Week: $4.8 million for a summery new home in the Beach

Address: 20 Neville Park Boulevard Neighbourhood: The Beach Agent: Ken Digilakis and Nicole Digilakis, Re/Max All Stars Realty Inc., Brokerage Price: $4,788,000 The place: A two-storey Cape Cod–inspired house a few minutes’ walk away from the Balmy Beach waterfront.

Not Your Average Joe: who cottages where on Muskoka’s luxest lake Not Your Average Joe: who cottages where on Muskoka’s luxest lake

Of the three major Muskoka lakes, Joseph is cottage country’s most star-studded. Its lots—generally bigger than those on nearby Rosseau and Muskoka—attract celebrities and business titans who require adequate room for their toys, boats and egos, and prefer not to rub elbows with nosy neighbours. The maximal-living trend is most obvious on the lake’s northern… Read more »

Tiny Town: four Torontonians who are living large in micro-condos Tiny Town: four Torontonians who are living large in micro-condos

By Matthew Hague | Illustrations by Aleksandar Janicijevic

Cottage of the Week: $450,000 for a rustic retreat in Frontenac Cottage of the Week: $450,000 for a rustic retreat in Frontenac

Address: 141 and 142 Badour Island Neighbourhood: Frontenac Agent: Rhonda Grant, Sutton Group Masters Realty Inc., Brokerage Price: $450,000 The place: A two-lot property on an island in Bob’s Lake in Frontenac. It consists of a guest house, a tree house and a main building.

Sale of the Week: the $1.8-million Long Branch home that shows what 30 feet of T... Sale of the Week: the $1.8-million Long Branch home that shows what 30 feet of Toronto lakefront is worth

Address: 85 Lake Promenade Neighbourhood: Long Branch Agent: Sohail Mansoor and Arlyn Fortin, Royal LePage Signature Realty, Brokerage The property: This Long Branch home’s back deck is located just steps away from Lake Ontario, and the open-concept main level has a floor-to-ceiling view of the water. The master suite has a door that leads directly… Read more »

Condo of the Week: $870,000 for a piece of a Victorian near Casa Loma Condo of the Week: $870,000 for a piece of a Victorian near Casa Loma

Address: 300 Avenue Road, Unit 2 Neighbourhood: Casa Loma Agent: Marcus Williams, HomeLife Dreams Realty Inc., Brokerage Price: $868,000 The place: A two-bedroom condo spread over three levels of a converted Victorian mansion. There’s a kitchen and living area on the main floor, a light-filled family room and guest bedroom on the lower level, and… Read more »

The Tenant from Hell: how a serial fraudster took advantage of Toronto’s r... The Tenant from Hell: how a serial fraudster took advantage of Toronto’s red-hot real estate market

By Kat Shermack In the summer of 2014, Wilf Dinnick, a former news correspondent, accepted a job running Al Jazeera’s website in Doha, Qatar. He and his wife, Sonia Verma, a newspaper reporter, had settled in Toronto in 2009. They bought a beautiful four-bedroom brick semi at 47 Lakeview Avenue, near Dundas and Ossington, for… Read more »

House of the Week: $2 million for a sprawling Humber Valley bungalow with a back... House of the Week: $2 million for a sprawling Humber Valley bungalow with a backyard waterfall

Address: 1 Country Club Drive Neighbourhood: Humber Valley Agent: Theodore Evan Babiak, Royal Lepage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage Price: $2,048,000 The place: A sprawling four-bedroom, five-bathroom bungalow with a Californian feel, complete with its own waterfall in the backyard.

Cottage of the Week: $2.7 million for a luxurious log cabin on a private Huntsvi... Cottage of the Week: $2.7 million for a luxurious log cabin on a private Huntsville lake

Address: 1700 Aspdin Road Neighbourhood: Huntsville Agents: Jamie Lockwood, Sutton Group Muskoka Realty, Brokerage; Jack Janssen, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage Price: $2,695,000 The place: An upper-crust take on a classic log cabin, located on Lake Onawa near Hunstville.

Sale of the Week: the $1.5-million Yonge-St. Clair home that shows the enduring ... Sale of the Week: the $1.5-million Yonge-St. Clair home that shows the enduring value of a large, older property

Address: 8 Walmsley Boulevard Neighbourhood: Yonge-St. Clair Agent: Fatima Bregman, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage The property: This home has decorative crown mouldings, leaded glass windows and high baseboards characteristic of its era. A spacious eat-in kitchen, big backyard and rec room in the basement make it suitable for larger families.

Condo of the Week: $550,000 for a ground-floor unit in Humber Valley Condo of the Week: $550,000 for a ground-floor unit in Humber Valley

Address: 1135 Royal York Road, Unit 103 Neighbourhood: Humber Valley Agent: Liz and John Stevenson, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Brokerage Price: $550,000 The place: A two-bedroom condo on the first level of a 14-storey building. Royal York Station is a 20-minute walk south.

The Chase: new to Toronto, they had five months to find the perfect house The Chase: new to Toronto, they had five months to find the perfect house

By Steve Kupferman The buyers: Jean-Luc Fraikin, the 35-year-old chief scientist at Spectradyne Particle Analysis, and Sara Hughes, a 34-year-old assistant professor of political science at the University of Toronto. The story: After getting married in 2011, Fraikin, who grew up in Kingston, and Hughes, originally from Michigan, spent three years living like nomads, following… Read more »