House of the Week: $2.4 million for a Casa Loma home designed by a famous architect

House of the Week: $2.4 million for a Casa Loma home designed by a famous architect

House of the Week: $2.4 million for a Casa Loma home designed by a famous architectClick to view gallery
 

Address: 21 McMaster Avenue
Neighbourhood: Casa Loma
Agent: Lizanne Bertrand, Chestnut Park Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
Price: $2,395,000

The Place: A three-story home designed by Ron Thom and located in the exclusive (and maybe even slightly cultish) Rathnelly neighbourhood.

Bragging Rights: Did we mention Ron Thom designed this home? He’s one of Canada’s most famous mid-century architects, best known locally for designing U of T’s Massey College and Ryerson’s Architecture building. His work has earned comparisons to that of giants like Frank Lloyd Wright.

Big Selling Point: The entire second floor serves as a master retreat with a walkout balcony, sitting room (with fireplace) and 4-piece bathroom.

Possible Deal Breaker: The third-floor bedrooms have sloping walls that may make them difficult to furnish, and the “open concept” washroom they share is a little unusual. But a private balcony should be ample compensation for whichever family members end up sleeping there.

By The Numbers:

• $2,395,000
• $50,000 worth of landscaping
• $8,846.02 in taxes (2014)
• 35 years old, approximately
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 storeys
• 2 fireplaces
• 2-car garage