House of the Week: $1.75 million for an Annex semi-detached with plenty of curb appeal
ADDRESS: 26 Tranby Avenue
NEIGHBOURHOOD: The Annex
THE PLACE: An updated red-brick Victorian—it was originally built in the late 1800s—in the Annex. (The lot is right around the corner from Av and Dav floral shops, so you’ll always have fresh flowers.)
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The creeping vines on the back exterior wall, and the front’s shingle siding, bay windows and classic Toronto red-brick look, pretty much define curb appeal.
BIG SELLING POINT: If the oversized master bathroom, with its claw-foot tub and enormous shower, fails to completely relax you, the spa-like rooftop cedar deck with views of the treetops is the ideal place to decompress.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: This is a semi-detached home, so if you’re looking to have raucous parties or host your very own Stomp tributes, you’ll probably make some enemies.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $8,220.97 in taxes (2011)
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 storeys
• 1 upstairs deck
• 1 leafy backyard