House of the week: 166 The Kingsway
166 The Kingsway, the modern four bedroom dwelling in Etobicoke, might look sleek from the outside but it's going through tough times after a price drop. Originally listed for $2,595,000, the owners recently lowered the price to $2,395,000, hoping the custom built house would sell quickly for slightly less.
It was an expensive build and the property sticks out like a sore thumb on a street with typical west-end post-war bungalows. The angular exterior is a mix of brick veneer and stucco with a roof sliced right down the middle to make room for the gigantic skylight. Inside, the newly built house goes Back to the Future with its Smart Home Automation System.
The new owner can control the thermostat, speakers and lighting from an iPhone or iPad, along with the blinds, door bell and sprinklers. There are surveillance cameras on site, in-floor heating and a temperature-controlled glass wine wall in the basement. Sorry Marty McFly, there are still no flying cars in the driveway, as predicted for 2015.
The backyard is somewhat disappointing and doesn't match the front. With only a small deck and large grass area, there's still work to be completed for the hefty asking price. Take a closer look.
A minimalist. The home features a minimalist approach to design with clean lines and stark white walls. Get frisky on the second floor catwalk and soak away your $2.4 million stresses in the freestanding tub with a window view.
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Be wary of potential roof repairs. The combination of the flat roof which houses the skylight and sloped exterior will make it a difficult repair in the future.
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