This weekend, I took a scenic walk by Bluffers Park and Marina, which is located just 25 minutes drive eastward from Toronto's bustling Downtown core. The Scarborough Bluffs and Bluffers Beach offers a secluded tranquil escape along the Toronto waterfront, with protected wildlife, hiking trails, picnic areas and a large marina.
One of the unique features at the Bluffers Park Marina are a community of 24 exclusive floating homes. They are year round residential dwellings similar in construction to conventional homes, equiped with modern amenities, roof decks, plumbing, electricity, furnaces etc. The community attracts creative work at home types, that enjoys small community living and active outdoor lifestyle.
Photo Courtesy of Canadian Real Estate Magazine
Since the City of Toronto no longer permits construction of floating homes, prices of these homes have increased over the years, and this dwelling type are rarely available for sale. With average price of a detached home soaring for over $1 million in Toronto's central neighbourhoods, floating homes may still seem like a great alternative if you are ever in luck to find one for sale.
Anne Lok is a Toronto Real Estate Broker who began her career studying and practicing architecture in Toronto and New York's most influential design firms. The invaluable experiences have taught her to apply those cultural, design and professional insights to her real estate practice. Anne applies her expertise and market knowledge to broker modern residential homes, infill properties, boutique condos and lofts in creative Toronto communities. www.annelok.com