House of the Week: $1.7 million for an Arts and Crafts home with a first-rate reno in Rosedale
ADDRESS: 16 Inglewood Drive
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Rosedale–Moore Park
AGENT: Kara Reed, Chestnut Park Real Estate
THE PLACE: Alan Tregebov of AJT Architects overhauled this large house, which was originally built in an Arts and Crafts style. Tregebov usually works on corporate projects, but the persistent homeowners persuaded him to take on this residential challenge.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Unlike many house flips, this was an extremely well-thought-out renovation that used stone, wood, glass and steel to bring a contemporary aesthetic to a heritage building. So good, in fact, that it earned a feature spot in Style at Home magazine’s interior renovation section.
BIG SELLING POINT: Forget a master bedroom—this master suite is a luxury retreat that takes up the entire third floor and includes a large dressing room, a walk-in closet and a bathroom with heated floors and a spa-like bathtub.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The backyard doesn’t offer much other than a rigidly rectangular patch of the grass. Still, it backs on to a cemetery, so you probably won’t get any noise complaints from neighbours.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $9,197.98 in property taxes (2011)
• 2,500 square feet of space
• 1,000+ bottle wine cellar
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 storeys
• 2 wood-burning fireplaces
• 1 feature story in a national magazine