Real Estate: White Homes For Sale

Who else goes on Realtor multiple times a week? A day? An hour? It can totally suck you in if you’re curious about real estate, right? Realtor (and the Canadian Real Estate Association) was one of the sponsors at BlogPodium, and I think the crowd laughed when we were asked the same questions prior to the Realtor-sponsored presentation! It’s hilarious. We’re either curious about our own neighbourhood, dreaming of other neighbourhoods (or cottages!), or, if you’re like me, you’re interested in the design details of the homes for sale.

I’ve been gathering images of white interior spaces from Realtor, and today seems like as good as time as any to finally hit publish on this post.

64 Hillcrest Dr., London, Ontario, $1,250,000 CAD

525 Princess Ave., London, Ontario, $1,649,900 CAD

686 Franklinway Cr. , London, Ontario, $2,995,000

6620 Concession 1, Puslinch, Ontario, $5,499,000

18A Westmount Park Rd., Toronto, Ontario, $10,018,000

361 Inglewood Dr., Toronto, Ontario, $8,380,000

16 Ashwood Cres., Toronto, Ontario, $2,548,000

4381 Lakeshore Rd., Clarington, Ontario, $2,500,000

Cool, right? I know these homes are listed in the millions, so if you come across any others below the million-dollar mark that you think are beautiful-in-white, get in touch!

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Real Estate: Yorkville Condo, Toronto

I saw this condo pop up in my Twitter feed, and I couldn’t help but clicking the link to learn more. The white and wood are absolutely my style. photo_22533334-666x500 photo_22533337-666x500 photo_22533352-666x500 photo_22533339-666x500 photo_22533333-666x500 photo_22533344-666x500 photo_22533343-666x500 photo_22533335-666x500

The Yorkville condo (high-end part of Toronto) is listed just under $1 million. Learn more via Sotheby’s.

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Real Estate: A Villa with Views in Alicante, Spain

I have recently featured some gorgeous properties in Puslinch and Toronto, but now I’m taking you all the way to Alicante, Spain to view a beautiful villa with incredible views.

Have a browse through the photos and let me know how much you think the property is listed for!

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Images via Meg van Amstel International Realty.
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Design: Classic White in Chapel Hill

My sister recently sent me photos of her friend’s home in Chapel Hill. I nearly fell off of my chair when I saw them. It’s gorgeous! It is clear that the homeowners designed each and every room with thought and care. The colour combinations, the furniture pairings, and the rugs especially grabbed my attention. That said, the homeowners have kept some rooms (kitchen, laundry) very classic with the use of white. I think this was a smart move because full renovations to these spaces can be costly. While it’s relatively affordable to change furnishings and paint, kitchens are much more expensive to renovate.

Okay, enough of the chit chat. Let me show you what I’m talking about. kitchenkitchen3kitchen2laundryYou must check out the whole home. Aren’t the kids’ rooms beautiful? I’m also loving the rattan chair in the master. Such a beautifully designed home, don’t you think?

Photos by Corie.

Update: Yesterday, The New York Times published an article about Chapel Hill that may be of interest to those of you who have been to the area or who are planning to visit: 36 Hours in Chapel Hill-Carrboro, NC.

Real Estate: Bridle Path Home in Toronto

Not only is the home mansion below in one of Toronto’s most exclusive neighbourhoods, but it was also the home of Regina George (played by Rachel McAdams) in the Mean Girls movie. Cool? Yes!

The 20,000 square foot home is now on the market, and it has received quite a bit of media attention already (see US Weekly, Refinery 29, Vogue, USA Today, Daily Mail). Naturally, I was drawn to some of the impressive white spaces in the home, so I thought we should really just take a tour today. What do you think the listing price is?

The entrance could probably house a few smaller homes inside of it. The chandelier/ceiling must have been incredibly reinforced before the fixture was hung.

_E8A2467_8_9_E8A2716_7_8The kitchen is immaculate. The fridge-freezer combo is enviable (as are all the appliances if I’m being honest here)._E8A2700_1_2 _E8A2697_8_9 _E8A2672_3_4 _E8A2667_8_9The living room has an incredible wall of windows, sleek low furniture, and a fancy fireplace. The marble columns, however, are puzzling. I’m not sure about the purpose of the short ones. The harp in the corner is so cool. What an interesting instrument!

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As if all of this wasn’t enough – check out the library, wine cellar, and tennis courts. Impressive to say the least.

So, what’s the price tag? This property is currently listed at $14.8 million (Canadian dollars).

Listing by Paul Maranger, Christian Vermast, and Fran Bennett of Sotheby’s. Images via Sotheby’s International Realty Canada.

Real Estate: Beautiful Property in Puslinch, Ontario

Puslinch? Heard of it? If you’ve driven on the 401 from Toronto to Kitchener-Waterloo, then you’ve probably seen the road sign for Puslinch. But have you ever gotten off the highway at the exit? Me neither. But…maybe I should. There’s at least one stunning house that I’d love to see.

This gorgeous waterfront home is currently on the market. The 100+ acres that surround the home ensure that there are beautiful views from every room.

Care to guess about the listing price?

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The property is listed at just about $5.3 million.

Images via Realtor.

Design: Real Estate Toronto

After years of watching the Toronto housing market, I shouldn’t be surprised by what I see. But, I am.

This place in Toronto has some gorgeous bright white rooms. How much do you think it is listed for?

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This modern rebuild in Etobicoke (near Kipling subway station) is listed for just about $1.8 million. Yes, that’s right, almost $2 million dollars. How close was your guess?

Thanks to Daniela for sending this my way.

Real Estate: Multi-Million Dollar Canadian Homes

The latest issue of Toronto Life published another article about Toronto’s crazy real estate game. This time, the article was focused on a section of Forest Hill where home owners/developers/architects are basically one-upping¬†neighbours/competitors and building monstrosities that may or may not fit in with the Forest Hill aesthetic (I guess it depends on who’s judging). The article honestly made me laugh out loud. Toronto real estate is ridiculous, and it blows my mind that¬†a $3.25 million house comes with only 1 garage (for example).¬†It also seems unbelievable that $1.5 million houses are torn down for new builds. Or, even when they’re not torn¬†down, they require¬†unbelievable amounts of money to bring them up-to-date.

The article Рand my ongoing fascination with real estate Рpushed me to browse the Toronto real estate listings. Here are some of the pricey properties that caught my attention.

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500 Wellington St. PH1001, Toronto, $7.9 million

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88 Davenport Rd. #2401, Toronto, $8.988 million

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100 Glen Rd., Toronto, $9.5 million

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50 Yorkville Ave., Toronto SP 1, $11.9 million

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50 Yorkville Ave., Toronto #2402, $12.995 million

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118 Yorkville Ave., Toronto, PH901, $18.9 million

I also expanded my search to all of Canada to see what $10+ million dollar properties¬†looked like elsewhere. Here’s a sample:

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650 Lowry Ln., North Vancouver, $10,988,800

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2156 SW Marine Dr., Vancouver, $11.9 million

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13283 56th Ave., Surrey, $12.888 million

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1116 Highland Place, West Vancouver, $19.7 million

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Magog, Quebec, $25 million (click the link – it’s basically a castle)

And, now, for something a little closer to home…this gem in Kitchener, Ontario is full of white, and it seems like a major deal at only¬†$2.5 million!

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12 Westgate Walk, Kitchener, $2.5 million

What was that about “if I had a million dollars”? Seems like it can’t buy a whole heck of a lot in Toronto (besides Kraft Dinner, naturally).

Design: This is what a Multi-Million Dollar Home in Oakville Looks Like

If you like design and blogs, chances are you’ve had a browse (or several) on Realtor – the Canadian real estate site. During one of my recent searches, I stumbled upon this gorgeous multi-million dollar home in Oakville.¬†This is what $11.8 million can buy you¬†outside of Toronto.

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