House of the Week: 182 St. Leonards Avenue
This Lawrence Park home is a Pleasantville-style family dwelling in the midst of the city. It's quite expansive, but manages to be cozy at the same time, with intricate moldings and warm espresso tones grounding the rooms with white walls. Its potential 7 bedrooms mean there's lots of space for relatives to come visit (or, more likely, room for the help). There's a huge lower level, too, so kids can have lots of rec space. The nearly $4 million price tag is not unreasonable in this neighbourhood, either—Lawrence Park was named the wealthiest postal code in Canada in 2011, with an average household income of $3.8 million. Mo' money mo' problems? I'm not so sure about that at the moment.
Address: 182 St. Leonards Ave.
Size (square feet): 4,818, plus 2,625 lower level
Parking Spaces: 4
Property Taxes: N/A
- 500+ bottle wine cellar
- Glass wall spanning the back of the house
- Heated floors in washrooms
- Heated driveway
- Custom shelving
The von Trapp family. Those people who sign up to be on reality TV because they failed to utilize family planning methods (or, depending on your perspective, because they operate by stringent religious morals).
MOVE ON IF
You're looking to live in more of a mixed-use, diverse area. You plan to sire/give birth to fewer than four offspring.