House of the Week: $1.3 million for a stylish row house in Yorkville

House of the Week: $1.3 million for a stylish row house in Yorkville

House of the Week: 87 Pears Avenue

Address: 87 Pears Avenue
Neighbourhood: Yorkville
Agent: Richard Silver, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $1,299,000

The Place: A three-bedroom row house on one of the most desirable streets in Yorkville.

Bragging Rights: Who needs a huge backyard when you have a park at your doorstep? Ramsden Park and its off-leash dog run, baseball diamond, playgrounds, splash pad, outdoor skating rink and tennis courts are just across the street.

Big Selling Point: The fully decked backyard is completely enclosed for privacy, with plenty of greenery around the edges to keep the neighbours from peeking in. Barbecues can get as raucous as they need to get.

Possible Deal Breaker: The house is wedged pretty tightly between its two neighbours, so there’s nothing to see out the side windows. Fortunately, some clever design tricks ensure that the interior still gets some natural light.

By The Numbers:

• $1,299,000
• $7,548.21 in property taxes (2014)
• 4 washrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 storeys
• 2-car garage
• 1 gas fireplace
• 1 Juliet balcony
• 1 balcony
• 1 sauna