We live in a time when having a place to escape from the world — and the space to do so — can be an essential part of remaining calm, happy, and inspired, finding a home that not only boasts plenty of room to live and grow but also serves as your own private oasis is the dream.
And for those looking for just that (and then some), this 3-storey detached home on 28 Balsam Avenue in The Beaches does just that.
Not only does this humble abode present the opportunity to live on one of the most coveted streets in the area but it’s also just steps from the waterfront — offering homeowners the ideal place to take a much-needed break from life and stretch their legs as they take in the postcard-worthy views — regardless of the season.
Plus, having a beautifully landscaped private backyard with an in-ground pool also helps.
This expansive 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home features a private drive, while the attached garage provides enough parking space for three vehicles.
From a design perspective, the home features plenty of windows that fill the home with an abundance of natural light, making the nearly 5,000 sq. ft. space feel even bigger.
Inside, you’ll initially be greeted by welcoming blue and white walls and rich hardwood floors, which lead the way into an open-concept kitchen and living room — making hosting family and friends a breeze.
The kitchen, which is beautifully designed, boasts white cabinetry throughout, a marble-top centre island, a large walk-in pantry, stainless steel appliances, and even a built-in fridge.
Transitioning off the kitchen you’ll find the open and airy living room, which still manages to feel cozy thanks to the fireplace, while the walk-off to the backyard and pool brings a taste of the outside world indoors.
On the main floor, you’ll also find the dining room, complete with a built-in bookcase — which could serve as a great spot for showcasing your glassware and even function as a bar.
On the second floor, you’ll find the laundry room and the bulk of the bedrooms and an office, with each room boasting double closets. The office, which is equipped with a built-in bookcase, features a 3-piece ensuite, as does one of the other bedrooms.
Up another flight of stairs, you’ll find the spacious master retreat, which has a Juliette balcony that overlooks the pool and will be perfect for warm summer nights when the owners want to open the doors and let the warm air breeze through. Another highlight is the large closet with built-in shelves.
In the basement, you’ll find another bedroom with a fireplace and an impressive theatre room with built-in speakers. The future homeowners will also be happy to know that all of the entertainment equipment comes with the home.
- Address: 28 Balsam Avenue
- Type: Detached
- Style: 3-Storey
- Bedrooms: 5+1
- Bathrooms: 7
- Size: 3500-5000 sq.ft
- Lot size: 44.00 x 118.5 Feet
- Age: 6-15 years
- Price: $4,299,000
- Taxes: $16,606 /yr
- Listed by: Royal Lepage Estate Realty, Brokerage
But, in case you still needed more convincing to call this dream home your own, the star of the entire home is the backyard oasis that boasts an in-ground saltwater pool with a spillover hot tub and waterfall feature. There’s also a “summer kitchen” located behind the garage that walks out to the pool and is perfect for entertaining in the warmer months.
So, if you’re looking for a true escape from city living, let this beautiful home be it.