House of the Week: 66 St. Germain Avenue
You won't be able to miss this house: a tall, geometric, pristine rebuild plunked down on a Lawrence Park street lined with traditional brick houses. 66 St. Germain towers over its closest neighbours, although there are a few similarly modern houses nearby. In the back, floor-to-ceiling windows provide a treetop view from the master penthouse. If items like "penthouse," "upstairs laundry room" and "3-storey skylight" fill your list of real estate wants, this house is definitely worth a look.
The new and modern 66 St. Germain offers four floors' worth of living space, including a fully finished basement and two laundry rooms. The house is white and bright thanks in large part to a skylight that shines down onto the kitchen. The massive kitchen is designed for entertaining - you could fit a boatload around that marble island - and the front room comes with an entire wall of built-in shelves. The long backyard with raised deck is pretty great, but the rooftop "sky garden" is even better. The roof deck does face the street, but at this height privacy shouldn't be an issue.
Someone who wants a house that has the look of a condo in the sky but is planted firmly on the ground. Anyone who doesn't mind living in a place that stands out from the other houses on the street. If you're looking for high-end finishings, high ceilings, and a high spot to sit above the neighbourhood.
MOVE ON IF
If the floor-to-ceiling windows make you feel a little uncomfortable, this probably isn't the right house for you. Although the dual laundry rooms are designed for convenience, some might still find the glass railings, huge backyard and sparkling bathrooms a little too high maintenance.
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