House of the Week: $4.3 million for a stately designer home in Lawrence Park

ImageHere’s Toronto Life’s House of the week: A master suite with a fireplace and a saltwater pool in the backyard. Click through to the photos – someone at Toronto Life has a snarky sense of humour.

ADDRESS: 115 Rochester Avenue

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Bridle Path–Sunnybrook–York Mills

PRICE: $4,295,000

THE PLACE: A custom-built house masterminded by architect Richard Wengle, best known for his contemporary Trinity Bellwoods townhomes. Interiors are by Connie Braemer.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: From coffered ceilings to hand-scraped wood floors, every detail is carefully considered. The home was featured in Canadian House and Homes “Trends 2012,” and the large gourmet kitchen appeared in HGTV’s Top 10 episode “Kitchens That Cook!”

BIG SELLING POINT: This home has everything a family could possibly need: good-size bedrooms, large communal living areas and a swimming pool. It’s also located within walking distance of esteemed schools, Sunnybrook Hospital, York U’s Glendon campus and the Rosedale Golf Club.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Fitting your existing furniture into this house may be a challenge as the current owners (with the help of Braemer) hand-selected every item specifically to fit in each room. Luckily, you know who to go to if you don’t feel up to the task.

• $4,295,000
• $25,519.80 in property taxes
• 6,578 square feet
• 5 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 fireplaces
• 2-car garage
• 1 saltwater swimming pool

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