This old house with a view sits on one of Toronto’s most coveted streets
You know there’s something special about a house when it’s been owned by the same family since it was built.
Originally built in 1958, this custom boutique home is perched above Lake Ontario and surrounded by over three acres of nature.
It feels like the house isn’t even in town!
“The land overlooks Gates Gully, so it’s the perfect plot for nature lovers and offers complete privacy,” estate agent Adam Brind told blogTO.
It is also perfect for a family that knows how to enjoy the sprawling nature that surrounds it.
Brind told blogTO that on one of the flat grounds, they have a neighborhood outdoor rink with overhead lights and all the props.
“Four boys were raised [here] and there [were] seemingly epic hockey tournaments growing up,” he said
Listed for $4,400,000, 3 Ledge Road is one of the largest courses in the Scarborough Cliffs with “substantial tabletop land and multiple building spots facing north, east or south”.
The property is actually designated as two lots and offers some of the most stunning 180 degree views of the lake below, not to mention the beautiful gardens that have been featured on Garden Tours.
The current home sits at the highest point of the lot, so you always have a great view of the lake as well as Bellamy Ravine Creek.
It is a split-level home with four bedrooms, two bathrooms and large main rooms.
In addition, the house has a large terrace and a patio on the roof above the garage, giving you plenty of places to relax in the summer.
The house is definitely dated and could use some updating, especially the kitchen.
But the important thing is that the house has been well maintained.
In the listing, Brind notes that the house received a new roof in 2021 and new heating and cooling systems in 2015 and 2017, respectively.
So the bones of the house are good and there is definitely potential to renovate or expand the current 1,120 square foot house.
But let’s be honest, the house isn’t 3 Ledge Road’s biggest selling point.
As Brind states in the listing, “The property is ideal for an end user looking to build a substantial retreat surrounded by stunning lake views and endless nature.”
But this retreat doesn’t have to give up access to city amenities, as it’s five minutes from the beaches.
“There is no need to sacrifice space, fresh air and a natural environment for a life of convenience and opportunity,” Brind said.
“This magnificent property [is] the epitome of ‘the best of both worlds – city and nature’.”