House of the Week: $1.3 million for a Dufferin Grove home with its own triathlon pool
ADDRESS: 14 Delaware Avenue
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Palmerston-Little Italy
THE PLACE: This recently upgraded three-bedroom home has a one-bedroom basement apartment. It’s also a block from Dufferin Grove Park, which means convenient access to a farmer’s market, a community centre and grass for your pooch.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Neither the shaded sitting area nor the stone water feature is the coolest thing in the backyard—that honour belongs to the triathlon training pool, which will save you from the crowded lanes at the community pool forever. A steady current delivers the feeling of paddling along a river, and an awesome workout.
BIG SELLING POINT: The master loft feels almost like a condo within the house with its raised sitting area, cathedral ceilings, ensuite bath and spacious sleeping and dressing spaces.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: One of the pitfalls of living in a popular area of the city is competition for street parking, and the parking pad in front of the house only has space for one car.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $5,406.10 in taxes (2012)
• 3 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 2 storeys
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 skylight
• 1 endless triathlon training pool
• 1 double fountain water feature
• 1 parking spot