House of the Week: $1.7 million for hockey legend Doug Gilmour’s East York home
ADDRESS: 194 Parkview Hill Crescent
NEIGHBOURHOOD: /Parkview Old East York
AGENT: Coldwell Banker Terrequity Realty Drew Homewood,
THE PLACE: A five-bedroom home on a private ravine lot overlooking the East Don River and conservation lands.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: How many people can say they bought their house off former Toronto Maple Leaf captain Doug Gilmour? While it’s unlikely the Hall of Famer will leave behind any memorabilia, you can still feel closer to the game than the VIPs sitting in the platinum seats at the ACC.
BIG SELLING POINT: The lot is 50 feet by 226 feet, resulting in a backyard big enough for a truly blow-out party. The 300-square-foot deck even has a gas hookup for the BBQ, eliminating the chance of running out of propane at the critical moment.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Most walls in the place are white, with some eggshell thrown in for good measure. That’s good for pristine neat freaks, but if you like a bit more colour in your life, you’ll have to hire some painters.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 4,616 square feet
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 previous owner who’s a living legend
151786 Looking out over the backyard from the second floor 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_30-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_30.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_30.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_30/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_30 0 0
151787 The massive backyard 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_29-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_29.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_29.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_29/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_29 0 0
151788 Three sets of French doors provide easy access to the backyard deck from the kitchen and family room 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_28-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_28.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_28.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_28/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_28 0 0
151789 The backyard boasts a 300-square-foot deck with a privacy wall and a gas outlet for a barbecue 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_27-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_27.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_27.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_27/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_27 0 0
151794 This basement room is currently used as a fifth bedroom, but could also serve as a home office 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_22-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_22.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_22.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_22/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_22 0 0
151791 The basement family room 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_25-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_25.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_25.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_25/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_25 0 0
151792 The basement floors are kept cool and dry with subflooring below the finished laminate and air vents to allow for circulation. The ceilings are nine feet high 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_24-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_24.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_24.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_24/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_24 0 0
151793 The finished basement has a fifth bedroom, a recreation room, a second family room with a fireplace, a full bathroom, and storage areas 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_23-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_23.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_23.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_23/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_23 0 0
151790 The laundry room is on the second floor 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_26-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_26.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_26.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_26/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_26 0 0
151795 The fourth bedroom 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_21-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_21.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_21.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_21/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_21 0 0
151796 The third ensuite bathroom 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_20-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_20.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_20.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_20/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_20 0 0
151797 The third bedroom 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_19-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_19.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_19.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_19/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_19 0 0
151798 The second bedroom has its own ensuite bathroom with a marble countertop and rain head shower 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_18-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_18.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_18.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_18/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_18 0 0
151799 The second bedroom 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_17-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_17.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_17.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_17/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_17 0 0
151800 The second bedroom, here used as a nursery 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_16-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_16.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_16.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_16/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_16 0 0
151802 The master ensuite has a multiple spray shower system and a separate Jacuzzi tub 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_14-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_14.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_14.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_14/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_14 0 0
151803 The French doors in the master bedroom open up for prime views of the backyard 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_13-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_13.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_13.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_13/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_13 0 0
151804 The master bedroom 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_12-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_12.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_12.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_12/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_12 0 0
151805 The second floor hallway 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_11-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_11.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_11.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_11/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_11 0 0
151806 The family room 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_10-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_10.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_10.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_10/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_10 0 0
151807 The family room is wired with HDMI cables for television, internet and online video games, and has speakers built into the ceiling 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_9-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_9.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_9.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_9/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_9 0 0
151808 The dining room 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_8-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_8.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_8.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_8/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_8 0 0
151809 The dining room is accessible from the kitchen and the main hallway 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_7-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_7.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_7.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_7/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_7 0 0
151810 The breakfast nook 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_6-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_6.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_6.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_6/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_6 0 0
151811 The kitchen 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_5-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_5.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_5.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_5/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_5 0 0
151812 All the appliances are Viking Professional Series Stainless Steel 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_4-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_4.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_4.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_4/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_4 0 0
151813 The kitchen has a 10-foot-by-four-foot granite island, a breakfast nook and solid wood cabinetry 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_3-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_3.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_3.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_3/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_3 0 0
151814 The foyer has polished porcelain tiles with black granite borders and plaster crown moldings. The staircase leading to upper and lower levels is oak 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_2-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_2.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_2.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_2/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_2 0 0
151815 The front door is solid mahogany 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_1-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_1.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_1.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_1/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_1 0 0
151816 The exterior of the five-bedroom home. The garage is big enough to fit a minivan, plus a few garbage cans and bikes. Two vehicles fit comfortably side-by-side in driveway 194 Parkview Hill Crescent 194 Parkview Hill Crescent https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_intro-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_intro.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/jul12HOTWParkviewHill_intro.jpg 656 467  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-194-parkview-hill-crescent/slide/jul12hotwparkviewhill_intro/ jul12hotwparkviewhill_intro 0 0
21 thoughts on “House of the Week: $1.7 million for hockey legend Doug Gilmour’s East York home”
Best thing about this house ? the Back yard!!!
The first floor has a terrible layout. So much wasted space on that ridiculous bowling alley hallway from the front to the back. And no formal living room? No study/office on the main floor? The main floor family room seems weirdly small, especially compared the oddly huge dining room.
Just very strange.
White walls meaning free reign to customize is totally a dealbreaker…
Pretty lame and boring. Where’s the man cave? And a single car garage? That’s pathetic…
Another French chateau wannabe infill house. Boring. And how can he afford this? Isn’t he up to wife #4 now?
Love white walls. Can’t believe people paint walls in all kinds of colours and expect buyer to appreciate it? It is a big turn off. Should have thought about what will the best for future sale – DO NOT PAINT WALLS!
Oh, another McMansion. Yawn. Nothing shows the world faster than a McMansion that you have lots of money and no taste.
Wow. Why are comments so harsh on little details?It is a great house. It is a good layout for entertaining and bedrooms have ensuites. Who needs a formal living room?! I’m not familiar with the neighbourhood but from where I live, that is good value for house and lot. Love the crisp modern white walls though it doesn’t show well with heavy, traditional furniture and window treatments. I see plenty of personal changes I would make but that is with ANY house, because it is personal.
Not sure about the area BUT this looks like a good dollar value per sq ft (out of my personal budget zone).
By Cosmo Mannella
ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ. At least it will sell quickly…
Geez, try google map for this location.
You’ll see the tiny bungalow house.
That pic was taken in August 2009.
It’s amazing that that bungalow turned to be this monster house…
I just was amazed!!!
This is more like a flip, he was living up the street from us on Donlea Drive in Leaside until about 18 months ago.
$1.7 million for that – is that a joke? Certainly not worth anywhere.near that.
I’ve seen the house (I am a Realtor that works in that area) and it is amazing! Great layout. Kitchen is totally gorgeous – magazine quality and VERY functional. The home is well built. Stunning view of nature – you feel like you are in Muskoka when you look out the back. The neighbourhood is one of Toronto’s best kept secrets. Really!
It does indeed have a living room – because the LR overlooks the dining room they are using the space as one large dining room. With the main floor family room it makes total sense. Especially if you like to have large dinner parties.
Re: colour – best to stay neutral when selling. Well known fact. SUSAN GUCCI ;)
When will people stop placing a TV above a fireplace with a mantle? This is one atrocious design faux pas. From a practical standpoint, the viewing sightlines are absolutely horrible. For comfortable viewing while sitting, a TV should be no more than 3 feet off the ground max. Aesthetically, a sleek new flat panel TV over a traditional mantled fireplace just do not blend well. If you must have a TV over a fireplace, go for a sleek modern mantleless fireplace. Aesthetically pleasing, and allows for much better TV placement and viewing.
Overall nice house, and for what TL has been posting lately, this actually seems like decent value. Its strange how becoming accustomed to seeing over-priced homes makes one like this seem reasonable.
There is absolutely no character inside or outside this house.
Its a cookie cut monster home….thats all it is.
OH NO! This place is dreadful and certainly not worth that money. There is NO WAY this place will sell quickly. It just amazes me how people can waste money. The outside of the house is ugly then inside is boring and the furnishings are a joke. The stager should find another job entirely. The chairs at all dining tables need to go and the old 70s looking brown couches. Yuck! I swear – why would a good real estate agent put their client’s house on display like this unless they were out to prove a point. Perhaps the owner wouldn’t let them change the decor or lower the price. You rich people who waste your money crack me up.
Susan Gucci? Are you for real? That’s a real estate agent’s name if ever I heard one…tasteless and overpriced.
my advise to the East York buyers, never ever believe or use this realtor, Susan Gucci who is totally unprofessional and lack of ethic from my point of view.
I remember seeing this house with my Realtor Susan Gucci. We seriously considered it. Really well done and we didn’t know that neighbourhood even existed. Susan was greet. Our friends told us about her and we found her to be very professional.
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