House of the Week: $2.1 million for a Summerhill semi with a tranquil sunken living room
The Place: A two-bedroom brick semi on a pretty, tree-lined street in Summerhill.
Bragging Rights: Plenty of traditional homes have had contemporary makeovers, but few snag a feature in DesignLines magazine. A recent reno brought in design-centric details like walnut accents, a sunken back living room and an open-tread stairwell.
Big Selling Point: Living in a semi doesn’t mean you can’t party. The dual-layer drywall, sound-deadening insulation and sound-muffling staircase surround will let you rock out to the latest Rihanna track without disturbing your neighbours.
Possible Deal Breaker: The main and second floor are thoroughly modern, which makes the ho-hum basement feel a little drab.
By The Numbers:
• $6,917.65 in property taxes (2012)
• 1,400 square feet of living space
• 500-square-foot lower level
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 skylights
• 2 bedrooms
• 2-car parking
• 2 wood-burning fireplaces
• 1 wine cooler
• 1 crawl space with storage