House of the Week: $4.2 million for a lake like rooftop sauna and hot tub
agent: Kate ChengHomeLife Landmark Realty Inc.
price: 4,209,000 dollars
Previously sold to: $2,320,000 in 2019
Latest update: 2012
These beaches have been divided into three units: a three-bedroom, two-bath master home; Ground floor studio apartment and basement unit with 2 beds and 2 bathrooms – each with its own separate entrances. The place underwent a major renovation in 2012 to add vaulted ceilings, exposed brick walls, and skylights to the upper floor, along with a rooftop hot tub and sauna. The rooftop and front yard area is used by the residents of the main house while the backyard is shared by the studio and basement tenants.
The house is on a corner, right across from Woodbine Beach Park, with lake views. There is a mix of younger and older families in the neighborhood – quiet on weekdays, crazy with beachgoers on weekends. At the back of the house there is a heated driveway with space for two cars. While the two rental units are currently vacant, the owner (who is also the listing agent) can rent out the properties by the closing date.
The landscaped front yard doubles as an outdoor space for the main occupants of the house.
The front entrance leads to the living room with exposed brick and wooden beams. There are views of the beach and Lake Ontario through the huge windows. It is currently used as a funky desk.
This room is used as an office and gym, but has an attached powder room and can be converted into a bedroom.
Here’s that powder room:
The second floor has an open plan kitchen/dining/family room. This staircase leads to the rooftop deck.
Here is another view of the family room on the second floor. It features vaulted ceilings, skylights, and a Juliet balcony. There is also a gas fireplace across from the sofa.
The dining area is located between the family room and the kitchen. The console behind the table is designed to conceal the ventilation opening.
To the right of the integrated console is a door that leads to a washing area.
The kitchen was tricked out with a Wolf four-burner gas range, a Fisher and Paykel double-drawer dishwasher, French-door refrigerator from KitchenAid, and a wine fridge.
This is the basic bedroom on the second floor, equipped with vaulted ceilings, skylights, exposed bricks and air ducts:
And the huge wardrobe:
The corner bedroom on the second floor was created as a nursery with blackout curtains. There is also a view of the lake from this bedroom, at least in the cooler months, when the foliage is not fully grown.
The bathroom on the second floor has a rain shower head and heated towel racks.
The rooftop, accessible only to residents of the main unit, is fitted with a natural gas grill and fire table. This smoker is not included in the sale, but an outdoor TV is present, along with built-in speakers and LED lighting.
The gray hut is a sauna for four people. There is also a wooden storage shed with a mini fridge inside, as well as an outside shower to rinse off after using the shvitz.
The hot tub comfortably accommodates six people.
Here’s the studio apartment on the ground floor, which has an area of 500 square feet:
It has a full kitchen with washer and dryer and a door to the back deck.
Here is a studio apartment bathroom with floor-to-ceiling marble walls:
The 1,100 square foot basement was created as a two-bedroom, two-bathroom rental suite.
Here’s another view of the living area and hallway downstairs:
It has a full kitchen with a wardrobe behind the kitchen cart.
Here’s the first bedroom in the downstairs suite:
And the en-suite bathroom:
Here’s the second bedroom downstairs:
And a second full bath:
At the back of the house there are entrances to all three units and a small backyard shared between the studio and basement tenants. You can also see a heated parking cushion here: