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House of the week: 81 Bywood Drive

Posted by Staff / August 19, 2014

81 Bywood Drive81 Bywood Drive backs onto Islington Golf Course, offering sweeping views of the neighbouring green space and the quiet street on which it's located. Large windows bring tons of light into the open concept home, which has a modern sensibility without it feeling particularly minimalist. And despite the fact that it's a new home, the large lot features plenty of mature trees, which provide privacy and the sense that you're not living in a new subdivision -- ah, the perks of having over two and a half million to spend on a house.

The first floor is ideal for entertaining. The spacious living room, kitchen and dining room have great flow without feeling like the first floor is just one anonymous space. Speaking of space, this house has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. That's not mansion-like, but the master bedroom is bigger than most bachelor pads, so no one will complain of being cramped.

81 Bywood DriveSPECS

Address: 81 Bywood Drive
Price: $2,597,000
Lot Size: 60 x 137.79
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 5
Parking: 2
Taxes:
Walk Score:42

81 Bywood DriveNOTABLE FEATURES

  • Never before lived in home
  • Backs on to the Islington Golf Course
  • Wheelchair accessible with elevators
  • Wired for audio and media

81 Bywood DriveGOOD FOR

Someone who wants a brand new home with all the bells and whistles. This house has everything you could wish for in a modern space - heated floors, walk-in closets, wiring for audio/media, elevators. The design is also contemporary, if not cutting edge. Sometimes understated is good.

81 Bywood DriveMOVE ON IF

You would rather not be car dependent. The golf course adjacent, suburban location mean this house has a large yard, great landscaping, and a lots of space. It also means it has a walk score of 42. If you're an urbanite at heart and love walking for your groceries or down to your local for a beer, this isn't the place for you.

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Writing by Isabel Ritchie

Discussion

18 Comments

KevinN / August 19, 2014 at 08:15 am
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You know what, no gripes... it's a very nice home. Quite beautiful actually.
Skye / August 19, 2014 at 08:53 am
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I love the main floor. The back staircase splits up the space nicely, no walls needed. And HELLO MASTER BEDROOM CLOSET...
Master Bedroom Closet replying to a comment from Skye / August 19, 2014 at 10:01 am
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HELLO!
yes replying to a comment from Rick / August 19, 2014 at 10:45 am
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Have you lived in Mississauga?

I did, for about 20 years.

So first hand, yes you're god damn right "ITS MISSISSAUGA"
SG / August 19, 2014 at 11:21 am
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I like that it's wheelchair accessible. That's hardly something that gets factored in to new homes unless it was specifically requested. I'm not a big fan of that glass rail and staircase right in the middle of the first floor, but it is a beautiful home otherwise.
Chuck replying to a comment from Rick / August 19, 2014 at 11:23 am
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@Rick, I live in downtown Toronto, and I think you mean "conceited" which in the context you presented it here is the opposite of what it means to "concede". I may be an asshat but my vocabulary goes past the sixth grade.

The main difference is that there is no "comparable area" in Mississauga. Here, I'm a few minutes to a wide variety of culture, restaurants, shops, etc. And I only need to drive a car a few times a month, rather than a few times a day.
Skye replying to a comment from Master Bedroom Closet / August 19, 2014 at 11:29 am
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Nice to meet you. Also, well-played.
Potrzebie / August 19, 2014 at 11:34 am
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I think the pot lights have their own pot lights in this house.
billy / August 19, 2014 at 11:59 am
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Beautiful space
horrible furniture
that's all
J.R. / August 19, 2014 at 12:38 pm
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Nice! Anybody know who the architect and/or builder is?
Bob Forde / August 19, 2014 at 12:48 pm
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Well done
Sandra / August 19, 2014 at 08:32 pm
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Too square
cathie / August 19, 2014 at 09:37 pm
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It is a nice home, but as noted, horribly staged with cheapo furniture that looks like it came from the basements of whomever is involved in building/selling this home. For $2.5 million, they should be willing to spend 5-10K to get this place staged and presented properly.
Ford's a loser / August 19, 2014 at 11:23 pm
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Losers lose!
TJ / August 20, 2014 at 09:44 am
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Beautiful home and nice place but no way am I paying that type of money to live in Rob Ford country (aka Etobicoke) even if it does back into the golf course. Buy this house and it will get broken into at least twice a year.
HomelessInTO replying to a comment from Master Bedroom Closet / August 20, 2014 at 10:22 am
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At least 20 of my homeless friends could live in that closet!
TJ replying to a comment from James / August 20, 2014 at 02:41 pm
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Let's call it a difference of opinion. My friend growing up used to live about 2 blocks away so I frequented this neighbourhood a lot. To say this area and surrounding areas are on par with Rosedale and Forest Hill is definitely a stretch but again, your opinion. A comparable house like this in Rosedale or Forest Hill would easily add an extra $1-1.5 million to the price. Having said that, it is probably one of the nicest areas in Etobicoke.

FYI, my friend, who grew up around here, was also mugged twice in the area; once at gunpoint and was also almost carjacked. His family moved out of the area because their house and cars were broken into (or attempted break-in) about once a year and the last straw was when his mom, grandma and grandpa were in the house when a break-in occurred.
JR replying to a comment from TJ / August 20, 2014 at 02:59 pm
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This sounds like an issue with your friend rather than the neighbourhood....sounds like bro's got a little baggage. I grew up in this neighbourhood (and my family is still there) and it's a preeeeetty quiet part of town

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