Thursday, July 19, 2012

Home, Cottage and Condo of the Week........

Well this week's Home of the Week, is owned by former Maple Leafs hockey player Doug Gilmour.like me who doesn't care one way or another about hockey I say so what?  However if you are a big hockey fan, it may make a difference? 

My opinion on the place; totally lacking in personality, a dash of colour wouldn't go amiss.  It's very nice but you can buy the same house all over the city and probably for a bit cheaper.  So I'll pass on this one!!!

The Cottage of the Week is stunning.  Actually to be honest, it's where it is situated that is stunning, right by the lake.  The actual cottage although really nice is not perfect.  Do love the sun room, do love the tiles on the kitchen floor, but there is room for improvement in the kitchen.  If someone were giving it to me, I wouldn't say no though, but I wouldn't want to pay $3.5 million for it, even though it has 150+ acres.  Love the property taxes though, just over $1,500 a year is a steal.The views though are as perfect as you can get.  Just wonder how long it would take to plow out that driveway in winter though?

The best thing about the Condo of the Week, is that you are right downtown Toronto, if that's where you want to be; and you can say you live at the Ritz-Carlton.  However if neither of those things are a must have, along with paying over $2,100 a month in maintenance fees, along with the $1.5 million price tag, then this condo is not for you.  I personally couldn't live that high up in the sky.  Although you are practically next door to the CN Tower, I think you are a bit too close to appreciate it.  The interior is nothing exciting either for the price.  Do like the look of the floor in the living room though.

So there you are, what are your thoughts?

10 comments:

Fee said...

Oh I am with you on the cottage being the best of the bunch and love the description of it as 'low-slung'!!! I bet the drive shot was taken with one of those dodgy estate agent lenses, its probably only 10 yards long in reality!!

Fee.x

Jane and Chris said...

Doug's house looks like any house on a subdivision except larger. The cottage is mine and I'm moving in next week (DREAM!!)except I'ma bit worreid about lighting all thoe fires every winter morning!
Jane x

Buttons said...

I cannot believe the cheap taxes on that beautiful cottage:) B

missy said...

What a DUMP!! lol lol Honestly why would one ever want to leave that home.

John Gray said...

welcome home!!
x

callie brady said...

Gee whiz... didn't even know you were taking a break. I took one too! And before that I kinda gave up reading and commenting on blogs even though I wanted to because it was taking up way too much of my day. Soooo, I'm back too, but I have decided to just read a few blogs... limit myself and not feel guilty if I can't keep up with the whole blogging world.

I'm going to go back to why I started blogging... just for me and to keep track of stuff that's happening around here. If other people like to read it then that's good too.

Hope you can be happy with your lovely blog again.

I would take the cottage... but really a much smaller place would do for me... one with a lovely garden and room for chickens... :)

Denise said...

Hey, good to see you back. Love the cottage.

Kaisievic said...

I think I quite like the apartment - a very nice pied a terre to share with TraderVic. I will just scoop up the loose change lying around the house and there you go....

Rose said...

Like you, I like the cottage and LOVE the views...and having that much land would be nice.

Kate Louise said...

It’s very hard to owe a condo in Toronto. Cottages are much more affordable than condo. Nice post.

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