House of the Week: 17 Oakley Place
With a hefty $200,000 recently shaved off the asking price ("hefty" may be a relative term), this family home is just ripe for the taking. This nine-bed, 10-bath house on Oakley Place comes with multiples of everything you could want in a home, including two kitchens (because a nine-burner gas range may prove inadequate), and various spots for the storage and testing of vintage wines and spirits. So if you don't think you can get a mortgage on this place, keep your fingers crossed for a bartending job.
Address: 17 Oakley Place
Size: 8,900 s.f.
Storeys: 3 + walkout basement
Parking spaces: 8
Property taxes: $33,554.12
- Saltwater pool with waterfall
- Heated floors and driveway
- Three-storey foyer
- Butler's pantry
- Granite countertops
- Stainless steel and integrated appliances
- Wet bar
- Wine cellar
Indoor aerobic exercises, reenacting scenes from The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, hosting an extended family reunion. Also good for paper airplane-making and testing (in which case, can we all lay off the Reference Library?), and pretending you host a cooking show. And, on a sadder note, good for spouses who hope not to see much of each other.
MOVE ON IF:
You hate it when one of the bulbs on your chandeliers burns out. You have Ikea furniture. You'd rather give $33k annually to a car dealership (or, basically anyone) over the government. You'd like 11 bathrooms, not 10.
If you had the dough, would you buy this home? Let us know where you stand in the comments below.