What kind of house does $3 million get you in Toronto?
The $3 million house in Toronto is often listed at $2,988,000 for some bizarre reason. No joke, real estate sites are full of this number. In any case, the houses in this bracket aren't quite mansions, but the further you get from downtown, the more they creep toward this lofty designation.
Here's what a $3 million house looks like in Toronto.
$2,988,000 on the Kingway
This five bedroom Tudor-style home will appeal to those who aren't so charmed by contemporary minimalism and instead prefer lots of natural wood and character. It's a classy home with modern appliances and amenities to go with the older architecture. The spacious backyard is mostly paved, but there's a huge garage.
$2,988,000 near the Humber Valley
A little to the northwest, this four bedroom and six bathroom house is located on a quiet sidewalk-less street full of homes with generous lots sizes. The house is designed in a country estate style, but the interior is all modern with a very nice walk out to the deck, which overlooks a backyard that feels adequately secluded for rest and relaxation.
$2,988,000 in Forest Hill
Yup, for three million you can get started in Forest Hill. It won't buy you the nicest house on the block, but there's little to complain about when it comes to this property, which even features a swimming pool. The design has an ornate feel that will likely appeal to older buyers, but the finishes are all modern and high end.
$2,999,999 near the Scarborough Bluffs
This contemporary home is impressive in its minimal design, but the feature that will blow you away is the location. The backyard backs out onto the Scarborough Bluffs and has an absolutely stunning view of Lake Ontario. There's not much need for a cottage when you live on the lake in the city. The enclosed patio looks like a very nice place to spend time.
$2,888,000 near Avenue and Wilson
What a difference location makes. While three million buys you lakefront splendour in Scarborough, it only gets you a cookie-cutter house in Nortown. There's nothing wrong with this home, of course, but there's also little to rave about either. Energy efficiency, smart home technology, and high end appliances are, however, nice perks.
Would you buy any of these houses if you had $3 million to spend? Let us know in the comments.
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