House of the Week: $1.4 million for a contemporary new-build in Old East York

House of the Week: $1.4 million for a contemporary new-build in Old East York

Address: 17 Machockie Road
Neighbourhood: Old East York
Agent: Ricky Ristic, Royal Lepage Signature Realty, Brokerage
Price: $1,379,000

The Place: Steps from Taylor Creek Park, this contemporary new-build is in the older part of East York.

Bragging Rights: The builders hustled to get this house completed during the World Cup, so the seller is throwing in an original Brazuca soccer ball and World Cup trophy with purchase.

Big Selling Point: Shiny and new, this house really stands out in a neighbourhood dominated by postwar bungalows. And the main floor has 10-foot ceilings, so the owner will have plenty of vertical wall space to cover with the kind of contemporary artwork that could make the place shine.

Possible Deal Breaker: The back deck has no railing, and the backyard seems a little barren without mature trees. Anyone looking for a more lived-in home (and all its associated maintenance issues) should keep on looking.

By The Numbers:

• $1,379,000
• 3,000 square feet
• 10-foot ceilings on main floor
• 4 washrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 3-car parking
• 2 storeys
• 2 gas fireplaces