House of the Week: $3.9 million for a Rosedale townhouse that doesn’t look like a townhouse

House of the Week: $3.9 million for a Rosedale townhouse that doesn’t look like a townhouse

Address: 18 Ancroft Place
Neighbourhood: Rosedale
Agent: Christian Vermast and Fran Bennet, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $3,895,000

The place: A historic home tucked away at the end of a tiny street, overlooking the Rosedale Valley.

The history: The place is an end unit in a row of townhouses built in 1927 as rental properties. Other units in the complex have at times been rumoured to be home to wealthy scions of tony Toronto families, like the Eatons.

Big selling point: The picturesque backyard offers more privacy than those of typical townhouses (not to mention infinitely more space) and, if future summers prove to be anything like this July weather-wise, the buyers could certainly get plenty of use of out that pool.

Possible deal breaker: Swirling a snifter of brandy in the wood-covered library would be all the sweeter if the room came with someplace to burn a log or two, but no worries: there are three fireplaces in other parts of the house.

By the Numbers:

• $3,895,000
• 2,695 square feet, above grade
• 88 years old
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 fireplaces
• 1 parking space
• 1 pool