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HOME OF THE WEEK 16 BALSAM RD., Toronto. Asking price: $2.299-million The house, in the heart of Toronto’s Beaches neighbourhood, was built in the 1920s in the arts and crafts style made popular by Eden Smith - the architect who built many of the homes on Balsam Rd.David Tong

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Co-owner John Anderson says one of the things he likes best about the house are the exposed dark wood ceiling beams and built-in bookcases in the living and dining rooms.David Tong

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Mr. Anderson, a former chef who once oversaw hotel restaurants in Windsor, made sure the new kitchen came with plenty of counter space in addition to professional-grade appliances by such industry respected brands as Wolf. The traditional design of the wood cabinetry was meant to conform to the style of the original house.David Tong

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Shortly after purchasing their home, the couple began a major renovation that involved upgrading all the electrical and plumbing and creating a new 1,100-square-foot rear addition that enlarged the interior living space to approximately 5,000 square feet, with four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The new addition accommodates a redesigned master bedroom with ensuite bathroom on the second floorDavid Tong

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The master bedroom ensuite bathroom.David Tong

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To take advantage of the ravine lot, the homeowners extended their backyard patio, creating an oasis of green in the heart of the city. Made for outdoor entertaining, the patio is wired for sound and fenced in to prevent animals coming up from the ravine to enter the property and keep children from falling down into it.David Tong

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