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House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that’s big enough for a small army

By Liza Agrba| Photography by Birdhouse Media
House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

Address: 7 Ellerbeck St.
Neighbourhood: North Riverdale Agents: Angela Mandalas, Johnston & Daniel Division Brokerage, Royal LePage Price: $2,900,000 Previously sold for: $1,100,000 in 2011 Last renovated: 2014

The place

A four-storey Edwardian home with luxurious finishes. Built in the early 20th century, it’s a mix of modern and period features. The swanky interior is perfect for those who appreciate clean design.

The history

In 1910, this house was built for Samuel Maddaford, a local butcher. The sellers found some period treasures while renovating in 2014, including a wooden chest with a genuine string of pearls and an untouched Toronto World newspaper from 1910, which they framed and hung in the house. They also moved the original bricks, which were manufactured at Toronto Brickworks, from the back of the house to the front.

The place has a pleasant front porch:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

In the foyer, you’ll notice marble and black granite flooring:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

A look at one of the living rooms (yes, there’s another):

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

From a different angle:

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House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

Here’s the dining room, which adheres to the same black-and-white aesthetic:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

The kitchen has waterfall countertops:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

On the other side of the island, there’s a sleek built-in walnut bench:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

This swanky living room, located just up the steps from the kitchen, has cathedral ceilings that are nearly 13 feet high:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

Here’s a second-floor bedroom:

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House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

It has ample closet space:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

Along with a three-piece ensuite bathroom:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

Just down the hall, another bedroom:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

And another second-floor bedroom, this one with floor-to-ceiling windows:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

Plus a built-in desk and closets:

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House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

The second-floor bathroom has in-floor heating:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

The floating staircase is made from slabs of Douglas fir:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

In all its glory, the master suite:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

It includes a neat place to lounge:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

And an ensuite bathroom with a steam shower and free-standing soaker tub:

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House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

The private walk-out balcony is accessible through the master’s walk-in closet:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

In the basement, a big rec room:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

There’s a gym down there, too:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

At the side of the house, a little mudroom:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

A long hallway leads to the backyard:

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House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

Which is gorgeous, by the way:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army

Both the driveway and two-car garage are heated:

House of the Week: $2.9 million for a swish Riverdale home that's big enough for a small army
Big selling point

The neighbourhood is nicely treed and residential, but the house is a block from the Danforth. The master bedroom—with its deluxe bathroom, seating area, walk-in closet and private terrace—is sure to make some buyers melt with excitement. There’s that family room, too. It’s rare to find a space with such high ceilings, a built-in sound system, and Douglas fir-framed windows.

Possible deal-breaker

At more than 4,000 square feet, with five bedrooms and bathrooms, this is a whole lotta house. It’s perfect for a big, busy family, but buyers not looking to shelter a small army should look elsewhere.

By the numbers
  • $2,900,000
  • $13,075 in property taxes
  • 4,351 square feet (including basement)
  • 5 bedrooms
  • 5 bathrooms
  • 5 parking spaces
  • 1 fireplace

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