Toronto Life House of the Week: $3 million for a slick pile with a tricked-out backyard at Bayview and York Mills

feb12HOTWlauderdale_intro-624x394The latest in the Toronto Life series, this one features five bedrooms, seven bathrooms and a pretty sweet backyward, with a heated patio, pool and tennis court.

ADDRESS: 17 Lauderdale Drive

NEIGHBOURHOOD: St. Andrew–Windfields

AGENT: Barbara Banks, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

PRICE: $2,998,000

THE PLACE: A suburban five-bedroom that’s plain-Jane on the outside, swanky and sophisticated on the inside—with a two-storey open-concept living room, hardwood floors, and a floating glass-railed staircase.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The tennis court, swimming pool, putting green and sauna basically mean you’ll be living in your own country club (without the sky-high membership fees or any sort of Rodney Dangerfield antics).

BIG SELLING POINT: The backyard has a heated patio and an outdoor fireplace, so if we ever experience winter again, you’ll be able to to toast s’mores in the snow wearing little more than shorts and a T-shirt.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The red-brick exterior belies the cool modern interior—if you’re looking for glass and steel curb appeal, look elsewhere.

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