$2 million for this East York home with Japanese minimalist energy
Address: 46 Virginia Ave.
Neighbourhood: East York
Agent: Mike Clark, Keller Williams Advantage Realty
Previously sold for: $543,000 in 2013
Last renovated: Newly built in 2016, after a total teardown
A bright, open-concept modern house with a 10-foot ficus in the front foyer. Unlike so many other polished new builds, the place has a homey feel, thanks to the warm woodwork. There’s a wine fridge in the basement, too.
A two-bedroom, one-bathroom bungalow used to stand on the lot, but the sellers tore that down and built this zen-like sanctuary.
Here’s the front foyer. Beside the ficus tree, there’s a spot to lounge:
Very open-concept on the main floor:
The dining room, which gets some rays from that big skylight:
There are marble waterfall countertops in the kitchen:
A tiny spot for breakfast:
The design on the bookshelf in the living room is meant to replicate a Japanese screen:
There’s a landing between the first and second floor. The sellers called this spot the tea room:
Like much of the house, the staircases are made of oak:
Skylights illuminate the second-floor hallway:
The master bedroom has a nice Juliet balcony:
Check out the free-standing designer tub in the master bathroom. It also has a double-sided fireplace that connects to the bedroom:
The other upstairs bedroom:
There’s porcelain tiling in this second-floor bathroom:
The basement rec room has serious Japanese minimalist energy (and a wine fridge):
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the wine fridge is made from oak. It can hold more than 250 bottles, too:
Here’s the three-piece basement bathroom:
A look at the back of the house:
The backyard has a nice thatch of grass:
Big selling point
The front foyer is fun, especially with that ficus tree as the visual centrepiece. Then there’s the beautiful woodwork, supersized skylights and 11-foot ceilings, which combine to make the place feel clean and airy.
The property taxes are a bit high.
By the numbers
- $9,669.53 in property taxes
- 3,500 square feet
- 3 bedrooms
- 5 bathrooms
- 2 gas fireplaces