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Home of the Week: Forest Hill home has all the right elements

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Home of the Week, 114 Kilbarry Rd. Asking price: $4.295-million. Built in 1928, the three-storey house has the traditional centre-hall plan with spacious principal rooms. The property is defined by a very secluded walled garden that gives the owners plenty of privacy and quiet in summer.

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. The interior has been revamped to create a house with five-plus-one bedrooms and five bathrooms.

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Guests arrive to a marble-tiled foyer and a grand central staircase. The main floor has a large living room with an adjacent sunroom. The formal dining room, with panelled walls, overlooks the street. “It’s grand; it’s gracious – it’s also very comfortable,” says agent Wanda Cowie.

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At the rear, a large kitchen has a centre island and a breakfast area with French doors leading to a stone terrace. Inside the kitchen, the Browns added new, built-in wall ovens and cooktop and a built-in refrigerator.

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Much of the second floor sits behind the doors of a private master suite. A large bedroom has a gas fireplace and French doors leading to a terrace. The ensuite bathroom has a large bathtub surrounded in marble.

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There are his-and-hers marble-topped vanities, along with a separate walk-in shower and a water closet. A dressing room has plenty of built-in closets.

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The third floor provides spacious bedrooms and bathrooms for the kids.

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Owner Jennifer Brown says the house is about one block in either direction from entrances to the walking and running trails that wind through the neighbourhood. The private schools Bishop Strachan and Upper Canada College are also nearby, and Forest Hill Village is just a short walk.

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