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House of the Week: $8 million for a modern mansion overlooking Dow’s Lake

We return to our House of the Week series with a peek inside this showstopper of a home.

Dow’s Lkae

Address: 55 Old Sunset Blvd.
Neighbourhood: Dow’s Lkae
Agent: Reba Wilson and Marilyn Wilson, Marilyn Wilson Dream Properties Inc. /
Christie’s International Real Estate
Price: $8,000,000
Taxes: $11,765

The place: This striking two-storey house is a bold new addition to the Dow’s Lake neighbourhood. With a sleek glass-and-wood facade and a rooftop terrace, as well as a modern open-concept layout with room to work, play, and entertain, 55 Old Sunset has a lot to offer.

The history: A dilapidated house was torn down a few years ago to make way for this modern mansion, which was completed in 2019 by Nautical Lands General Contractors. Anyone who walks the pathways of Dow’s Lake will have seen it coming together, its large windows and contemporary design at once contrasting and complementing the older homes in that area.

The main living space is airy and bright, thanks to all those windows and a wall that opens easily to the outdoors.

view of elegant living area

The kitchen is open to the living and dining areas, which makes it a fun, dynamic space for entertaining. Plus, it comes outfitted with modern high-end appliances and hands-free drawers that open electronically!

elegant kitchen

The staircase and hallways seem to float on air, creating a dreamy atmosphere on the second floor.

house staircase

Like the rest of the house, the master bedroom features polished concrete floors with radiant heating.

house living area

There’s also a private balcony connected to the master bedroom.

house balcony

The rooftop patio offers the beauty of unobstructed views (and the safety of a secure glass wall). An entire outdoor kitchen awaits, complete with pizza oven, barbecue, and low-maintenance artificial grass areas.

house front

outdoor table

Biggest selling points: Location — this house offers the ability to work, play, and even entertain a bit. (With all that room it’s fairly easy to allow for social distancing.) High tech features include automated lighting, speakers, and window coverings, and there’s an elevator connecting all floors, from garage to rooftop.

Possible deal breaker: While there is a garden in back of house, complete with koi pond and waterfall, those looking for a traditional garden would be better off with a more traditional house.

Let’s have a look at that view one more time…

dining table

By the numbers
4,500 square feet
3 bedrooms
2 full bathrooms and one powder room
3 fireplaces
Oversized triple attached garage and a private driveway
For more information visit the listing

For more information visit the listing


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