House of the week: 14 Springmount Avenue
This modern three-storey at 14 Springmount Avenue in the posh Regal Heights neighbourhood is currently listed for just over $2.1 million. This same property, once resembling a colourful 1960s cottage, sold for $690,000 about three years ago, and the redone home is now worth three times more, according to the owners, that is.
The former house of yesteryear is back with all the glam and "bells and whistles" you'd expect. Over 4,000 square feet with an open main floor, a walk-out from the kitchen to the back patio and a second floor family room with glass walls.
The third floor is dedicated to the master suite with its rustic sliding barn door, multiple walk-in closets, and a rooftop cedar deck equipped with water hookup and a small garden.
It's a smart-home --there's a "home automation system" that can be accessed through WiFi, ceiling mounted speakers and hidden storage under the staircase.
Regal Heights near Davenport and Oakwood is a neighbourhood that's upscale without being pretentious. Hilly, elevated houses, tree-lined streets, close to St. Clair West and the cultural barns at Wychwood. At $2.1 mil, it's not for your first or even second time buyer, but perhaps more for someone who wants a hip neighbourhood beyond Yorkville or Forest Hill.
You love cooking. Experienced chefs, novice cooks, this sleek kitchen has it all. The main cooking area features Caesarstone countertops, two sinks, and three refrigerators (a main one and two smaller fridges for wine and beverages). Nice place to host a dinner party or a quiet evening for two.
MOVE ON IF
You don't want a house on a hill. The street might be picturesque but with the steep staircase in front, it's a workout just to get inside. In the winter, hold onto the hand railing for dear life.
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