Home of the Week: 68 Green Acres Drive

68 Green Acres Drive: $2,300,000 for an stately executive home tucked away in one of the city’s most exclusive neighbourhoods

Address: 68 Green Acres Drive
Neighbourhood: Pill Hill

Agent: Stacey Ann Zegers, Prestige Brokerage Inc. – The Realty Firm
Price: $2,300,000

The Place

A six-bed, four-bath executive home in the exclusive north London neighbourhood of Pill Hill.

The Details

Tucked behind a bank of front yard trees, on a well-to-do street cut deep into the Medway Valley forest, you’ll find this week’s property: a big but not imposing, traditional but not stuffy and fancy but not overbearing six-bedroom, four-bathroom executive house, built in 1959.

This home’s appeal is not necessarily in its particular list of features, but in its estate-like atmosphere. Its standout feature might be its old-world library, with built-in floor-to-ceiling bookshelves (with a rolling library ladder imported from the Putnam Rolling Ladder Company), rich mahogany finish and wood-burning fireplace. The room also features hardwood flooring, a dramatic window and a second wall of built-in shelving. The great room has a similar approach, with two large front windows looking out over the yard, another fireplace and mantle and more beautiful cherrywood flooring (which runs through much of the rest of the house).

You get a warm-toned wood kitchen design, with a built-in gas range, double oven and mosaic-style tile backsplash. The countertops are seamless granite, there’s plenty of storage and the fridge has been built directly into the cabinetry unit. There’s a large central island, tons of storage and ample workspace.

Despite its size, this home doesn’t feel at all cut off from the outside world; instead, it embraces it. The dining room and living room are surrounded by windows that let the backyard’s nature into the home, and high ceilings and skylights throughout the home to impart a spacious and airy feel. Open one of the food patio doors and you’re just steps away from the wooded green backyard, with two large stone patios, landscaped garden beds, lots of grassy space and a small fountain to cap things off.

Upstairs, there’s five bedrooms. The primary suite has a large walk-in closet, a sitting nook and a five-piece ensuite bathroom with in-floor heating. The other four all have ample windows to provide natural light, oak flooring and plenty of storage. Downstairs, there’s more rec space, storage and the sixth bedroom. And outside in the backyard, there’s a whole auxiliary building (first built to be a music-studio) that features a gas fireplace, high ceiling, skylight lighting and wood floors ― a perfect option for anyone looking to build a small studio, workout room or guest bunk.

At more than 4,200 square feet, there’s so much more packed into this property than one listing could ever include. Half the fun of purchasing this house might be discovering its character as you go. At $2.3 million, this is a particular home for a particular buyer, no doubt. It’s a unique home in a unique setting ― a woodsy countryside environment just a few minutes away from the university and the rest of the city; only a few neighbourhoods take London’s Forest City moniker as literally as this one does.

The Tour

Big Selling Point

It could be the great room, the woodland setting or the square footage, but what will really sell this place is the character it offers.

By the Numbers

  • 6 bedrooms
  • 4 bathrooms
  • 1959 original construction
  • 4,208 square feet
  • 4 fireplaces
  • 1 library
  • 4 patio doors
  • $14,407.10 annual property taxes
  • 125- by 233-foot lot
  • 1 artist studio
  • 2-car attached garage

Disclaimer: Although we try to provide the most up-to-date information available, we cannot guarantee features or availability as listed. Please contact the realtor for latest details.

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