The real estate market in Toronto is ridiculously competitive - this isn't breaking news. Try renting a one-bedroom apartment in a central area for less than $1500 and you’ll get a sense of just how hard it is to find decent housing out here.
However, if you’re a dreamer (like so many of us are), your search terms likely venture beyond a realistic budget when you’ve seen just one too many Kijiji listings for decrepit apartments that cost an entire paycheck. Who can blame you? There are tons of gorgeous homes on the market that are pretty much what your HGTV dreams are made of.
Case in point: This jaw-dropping modern home in the exclusive residential area of Lawrence Park. Situated at 543 Woburn Avenue, it’s perfectly located in one of midtown Toronto’s most sought-after neighborhoods, close to all the best schools and with top-class restaurants just minutes away. You know, it’s the kind of neighborhood where all of the families live idyllic lives, complete with live-in nannies. We’re not kidding around – this home actually has a nanny suite.
Remember when you were a kid and would spend hours on end slaving away at building drop dead gorgeous mansions for your Sims? Well, 543 Woburn Avenue is quite literally your childhood architectural dreams brought to life. It’s a detached two-storey gem, with four bedrooms, four bathrooms, and 4,500 sq. ft. of living space with stunning architectural detail and custom millwork in every room. Just imagine the parties you could host and the people you could dazzle!
This smart home comes equipped with all the bells and whistles, with Control 4, sound, security, and automation waiting on your command. It also features everything from a heated driveway and a two-car garage to tinted glass stairwells and a nanny suite. Oh, there’s also a butler pantry. Because who doesn’t have a butler?
The main floor boasts 10-foot ceilings with floor-to-ceiling windows, large-plank hardwood floors, a heated mudroom, and more. Move in here, and you’ll feel like a regular modern-day Great Gatsby, we guarantee it.
The kitchen? Let’s just say it’s straight out of a magazine spread, with an enormous island with waterfall edge that we thought was reserved for home-decor fantasies. Meanwhile, my kitchen has enough counter space for a toaster and nothing else.
Overall, the home has an inviting warmth to it that makes it seem like it could just be the place for you. How could it not be, with a basement bar and a home theatre with a drop-down projector screen. Seems like a perfect match, am I right?
This contemporary, elegant home is listed by Trace Property Group and can be all yours for the modest price of $3,995,000. Sure, it may be a little towards the upper end of your budget, but just look at it!