House of the Week: $1.8 million for a modern Beaches home with balconies galore

House of the Week: $1.8 million for a modern Beaches home with balconies galore

Address: 32 Elmer Avenue
Neighbourhood: The Beaches
Agents: Audrey Larter, Declute Real Estate Inc., Brokerage
Price: $1,799,000
Previously sold for: $830,000 in 2015

The place

A newly renovated Beaches home with a wide-open interior.

The living room has a large picture window:


The dining area looks like it could probably handle a larger table:


The kitchen is super sleek:


There are four bedrooms. Here’s one of them. Does the balcony door seem a little high on the wall?


Another bedroom:


And another:


And here’s the master bedroom, with its own private balcony:


The master ensuite:


And the basement rec room:


The view from the rear:


The house is on a long lot, so there’s plenty of backyard space:


The history

Rather than clad the exterior in flat grey siding, like so many other modern homes, the owners chose to outfit this place with red brick and walnut trim. As a result, it blends in with its less modernized neighbours.

Big selling point

The house has four outdoor decks: one on the front porch, one on the back porch, one off the third floor and one off the largest bedroom on the second floor. Here’s the third-floor one:


Possible deal breaker

There are no parking spots, although the current owners have applied to the city for permission to add a parking pad in the front yard. Regardless, street parking is available.

By the numbers

• $1,799,000
• $5,586.56 in taxes (2016)
• 2,200 square feet
• 25-by-123-foot lot
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms

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