House of the week: 25 Fallingbrook Drive
This house located at 25 Fallingbrook Drive in Birchcliffe-Cliffside is a dream come true for those looking for a serene lake view within short commuting distance of downtown Toronto. Even better, the house is located on a lush ravine. You can tan on the deck of the in-ground pool and enjoy a drink at the outdoor bar or take a swim and look out at Lake Ontario. It's just like swimming in the lake but warmer and without the algae!
The interior is nothing to shake your head at either. Large floor to ceiling windows bring tons of light into the spacious living room. The master bedroom isn't lacking for space or light either, and the high ceilings just add to the general openness of the space. Oh, and don't forget about the large walk in closets - plenty of room for your shoe collection to grow too. Next time someone makes a negative barb about Scarborough, send them a link to this gorgeous property.
Address: 25 Fallingbrook Drive
Lot Size: 12,000 ft2
Walk Score: 68
Entertainers. This house is just screaming for people who love to put on parties. If it's the summer, invite friends over for a dip in the pool and a barbeque. Don't let the winter months stop you, though - the living room has plenty of room for quests too. Break out the wine and canapés, and you're good to go.
MOVE ON IF
You're not willing to shell out the extra dough for large furniture. It may be hard to think of the spacious 5000 square feet of this house as problematic. But the large size of the living room and master bedroom (just for starters) make regular sized furniture look comically undersized. You'll have to put on your design glasses to really make use of all of the space that's available. After all, if you're spending over $2 Million on a home, you have to make the most of it!
Writing by Isabel Ritchie
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