House of the Week: $1.4 million for a super-modern townhouse near Trinity Bellwoods Park

House of the Week: $1.4 million for a super-modern townhouse near Trinity Bellwoods Park

Address: 241 Claremont Avenue
Neighbourhood: Trinity Bellwoods
Agents: Matt Manuel and Paul Johnston, Right at Home Realty Inc. Brokerage
Price: $1,395,000
Previously sold for: $884,071, in 2013

The place

A townhouse a few blocks from Trinity Bellwoods park.

The dining area is located just inside the entrance. The owners have it set up for banquette seating:


It’s not a big house, but it manages to pack in a whole lot of kitchen:


A floating staircase leads to the second floor:


And here’s the family room, at the back of the house:


There are two bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them:


And another:


The master bedroom is on the third floor. It has a door to a balcony:


The master bedroom’s walk-in closet:


And the master ensuite:


And there’s another bedroom in the basement:


The backyard is fenced in for privacy:


The history

The home was built in 2013 as part of a group of 45. The exterior has the boxy style and big windows popular with new-home buyers, and, since this is an end unit, the interior is a bit wider (by about a foot and a half) than most of the other houses in the complex. A $133 monthly maintenance fee pays for a shared underground driveway and a shared irrigation system for the front yard.

Big selling point

The house is basically new, so any major maintenance costs should be well down the road.

Possible deal breaker

From the exterior, all the homes in this development look pretty similar. Trinity Bellwoods hipsters might scoff at the uniformity, but the buyer will probably be too busy lounging on their private balcony to notice:


By the numbers

• $1,395,000
• $5,496.90 in taxes (2016)
• 2,100 square feet
• $133 in monthly maintenance fees
• 15-by-60-foot lot
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 patios
• 1 parking spot

The Hunt