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House of the Week: $1.5 million for a furnished Pape Village semi perfect for showing off art

The 1,100-square-foot property more than doubled its selling price after a renovation. It comes with three bedrooms, a fancy kitchen and a finished basement

By Andrea Yu| Photography by Birdhouse Media
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Paper Village: facade

Neighbourhood: Pape Village Price: $1,525,000 Size: 1,100 square feet, plus a 350-square-foot basement Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 3 Previously sold for: $602,000 in 2018 Agents: Lirad and Dan Kligman, The Yorkville Team


The place
A three-bedroom, three-bathroom, three-storey semi in Pape Village. The house is on a quiet residential street just north of Greektown and Pape station. It’s also a short walk from the Don Valley and a half-dozen parks.
The history
The current owners bought this property in 2018 with the intent to renovate and rebuild. As luck would have it, their attached neighbours also wanted to upgrade, so they partnered on the project. The renovation included extending the front of the home by five feet, digging out the basement and adding a third storey.
The work was completed in 2020, and the owners moved in. Now, they’re ready to downsize, listing at more than double the home’s pre-reno price. Related: $2.3 million for a Riverdale detached with a kitchen fit for TV
The tour
The front door opens to this living area, with polished concrete flooring and track lighting. The curtains—which can cover the door for added privacy—are made of merino wool and cashmere suiting fabric.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: living space
Here’s another view of the living room. The owners are willing to include all furniture on the main floor.
House of the Week: $1.5 million for a furnished Pape Village semi perfect for showing off art
Next to the living space is this galley kitchen, with matte Dekton cabinets and a built-in three-burner gas stove by Pitt Cooking.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: kitchen
One of the kitchen cupboards is an appliance garage equipped with electrical outlets.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: appliance garage
The kitchen also has a Smeg wall oven and an integrated fridge. The countertops are vintage-inspired Calacatta Grigio Nuvo.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: wall oven
The sink is integrated right into the countertop with a wall-mounted faucet.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: marble sink
This dining space is just past the kitchen, next to a stairwell leading to the basement.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: dining area
The dining table is bespoke, cut diagonally for easy access to the basement—a simple solution for tight spaces. That’s the backyard beyond those sliding doors. And those security cameras in the corner? They’re actually an art installation by Nina Kovensky, from Quimera Galería in Buenos Aires.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: rear exit
In the backyard, there’s a wooden deck, tall fences, gravel landscaping and space for a lounge area in the summer.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: backyard
This is what the property looks like from the back.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: rear of home
The second floor has two bedrooms. This one is set up as a family room, with open shelving and a view of the rear laneway.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: family room
This opposite view of the family room shows off its pocket door.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: TV room
This bedroom overlooks the neighbourhood.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: bedroom
There’s also a second-floor bathroom, with a walk-in shower and powder-coated brass fixtures. The ceramic tiles were imported from Spain.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: bathroom
The top floor of the home is dedicated to the main suite, which is wide enough for a king-sized bed.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: main bedroom
The entrance to the main suite is via its walk-through closet.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: walk-in closet
The main ensuite on the top floor comes with a striking floating vanity and more Spanish tiles as a backsplash.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: ensuite bathroom
The open shower is huge. It has a bronzed-glass divider, a rain shower head, wall jets and a floor-to-ceiling porcelain slab surround.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: ensuite shower
The basement can be fashioned as an office or lounge. That retaining wall was left exposed as a nod to the building’s history.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: basement
The laundry area is also in the basement, plus there’s a small powder room.
Toronto, Real Estate, House of the Week, Pape Village: powder room
Here’s a peek inside that powder room, with its marble vanity, Spanish tiles and floating toilet.
House of the Week: $1.5 million for a furnished Pape Village semi perfect for showing off art

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