House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Wychwood home with an evergreen backyard

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Wychwood home with an evergreen backyard

Address: 85 Ilford Road
Neighbourhood: Wychwood
Agent: Jordan Grosman and Kate Matheson, Private Service Realty Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $1,495,000

The Place: An updated three-bedroom Wychwood home with an artificial-grass backyard that stays green all year—no lawnmower required.

Bragging Rights: Between the Saturday farmers’ market at Wychwood Barns and the famous fried chicken at The Stockyards, the owner of this house will have no shortage of delectable food options.

Big Selling Point: Renovated top to bottom, the house has all-new heating, cooling, electrical and lighting systems as well as brand-new windows, a new staircase and a freshly redone kitchen and back deck. It should be a few years, at least, before any further major work is required.

Possible Deal Breaker: At one and a half million, most buyers expect a master suite with attached washroom. Having to leave the bedroom to shower may just be the price of living in this increasingly sought-after neighbourhood.

By The Numbers:

• $1,495,000
• $4,137 in property taxes (2013)
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 washrooms
• 2 storeys
• 2 fireplaces
• 2 parking spots
• 1 finished basement
• 1 upper terrace
• 1 back deck
• 1 artificial-grass backyard