House of the Week: $1.85 million for a Kingsway house with an orchard view

House of the Week: $1.85 million for a Kingsway house with an orchard view

Address: 15 Shand Avenue
Neighbourhood: The Kingsway
Agents: Jennifer Percival, Page & Percival Realty Services Inc., Brokerage
Price: $1,849,000
Previously sold for: $1,334,000, in 2012

The place

A five-bedroom, three-storey home with a large and scenic backyard.

Here’s the entrance:

The living room:

The kitchen and dining area are combined:

A closer look at the kitchen:

All the best playrooms have tents:

There are four bedrooms on the second floor. Three of them are very pink:

Here’s another:

And another:

The master bedroom’s colour scheme is a little more subdued. It has a Juliet balcony:

And here’s the master ensuite:

And a basement rec room:

With a bar:

The backyard is big enough for a bit of play equipment:

The history

In 2007, a previous set of owners added two floors to this 1941 bungalow. The current owners added some finishing touches, including a bedroom on the third floor:

There’s an orchard in the backyard, though it’s owned by a neighbour.

Big selling point

Even if the fruit technically belongs to someone else, the orchard makes for a wonderful view.

Possible deal breaker

The house doesn’t have the massive square footage of other five-bedroom Kingsway homes. Still, it’s a decent amount of house for under $2 million.

By the numbers

• $1,849,000
• $9,638.50 in taxes (2016)
• 2,735 square feet
• 907-square-foot basement
• 40.29-by-100-foot lot
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 parking spaces

The Hunt