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House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul

House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
The semi-detached house was entirely rebuilt—preserving the façade—in 2009

ADDRESS: 405 Brunswick Avenue

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Annex

AGENT: Vicky Tal and Meir Gluzberg, Harvey Kalles Real Estate

PRICE: $2,295,000

THE PLACE: Set away from the Annex’s beer-soaked frat abodes, this five-bedroom semi-detached is a quiet retreat in the downtown core.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: Cameron MacNeil, the design editor for House & Home magazine, is a friend of the family and designed the interiors. He selected all the custom-made furniture, like the marble dining room table.

BIG SELLING POINT: She’s a brick house. Due to strict zoning laws in the Annex, this home, rebuilt in 2009, retains most of the gorgeous original exterior brick from its former days as a rooming house.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The tiled backyard makes for great cocktail parties (no stilettos getting caught in grass here) but if you’re looking for a green space for the summer, you’ll have to invest in a lot of potted plants and shrubs.

BY THE NUMBERS: • $2,295,000 • $13,509.58 in taxes (2011) • 3,400 square feet • 11 foot ceiling in the powder room • 10 foot ceiling in the living room • 7 bathrooms • 5 bedrooms • 3 storeys • 2-car garage • 1  well-known interior designer

House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul
House of the Week: $2.3 million for a traditional Annex home with a contemporary soul

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