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Home of the Week: It was worth the year-long wait

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111 SPRUCE HILL RD., TORONTO. Asking price: $2,599,000. The Beaches home of Shea Warrington and John Scoffield was rebuilt from the ground up several years ago. The family of six had to live in rented space for a year while contruction progressed. 'That was a humbling experience for all of us,” Mr. Scoffield says.

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The courtyard is the owners’ favourite space and is divided in three main areas: there is the bar and a barbecue at the back, a hot tub tucked away against the north end of the house, and the lounge area that seats 20 people.

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The big co-jointed kitchen/family room openes out to the courtyard through large bi-folding doors.

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In the kitchen, a live-edge, single slab, silver maple dining table hangs off the marble kitchen island as if it’s defying gravity. ‘My only requirement when John was designing the home was that we were able to eat in the kitchen with our kids,' Ms. Warrington says.

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The main room reflects the owners’ concept of a balanced house.

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Ms. Warrington was surprised to get an offer to buy the house last week, even before the listing became active. She says the home is now sold, ‘over asking.’

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