House of the Week: $1.75 million for an Annex semi-detached with plenty of curb appeal
ADDRESS: 26 Tranby Avenue
NEIGHBOURHOOD: The Annex
AGENT: and Carl Langschmidt Royal LePage Your Community Realty, Brokerage Andrew John Harrild,
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 tributes, you’ll probably make some enemies. Stomp
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $8,220.97 in taxes (2011)
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 storeys
• 1 upstairs deck
• 1 leafy backyard
158584 The backyard 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby22-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby22.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby22.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby22/ aug12littletranby22 0 0
158583 The laundry room in the basement 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby21-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby21.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby21.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby21/ aug12littletranby21 0 0
158582 The basement has polished concrete floors 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby20-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby20.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby20.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby20/ aug12littletranby20 0 0
158581 The renovated basement 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby19-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby19.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby19.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby19/ aug12littletranby19 0 0
158579 The upstairs deck 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby17-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby17.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby17.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby17/ aug12littletranby17 0 0
158578 The upstairs deck 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby16-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby16.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby16.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby16/ aug12littletranby16 0 0
158577 The den, third floor 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby15-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby15.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby15.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby15/ aug12littletranby15 0 0
158576 The third-floor den, which has a skylight and a walk-out to the upper deck 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby14-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby14.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby14.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby14/ aug12littletranby14 0 0
158574 The third bedroom, third floor 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby12-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby12.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby12.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby12/ aug12littletranby12 0 0
158575 The second bedroom, second floor 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby13-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby13.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby13.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby13/ aug12littletranby13 0 0
158573 The master ensuite, second floor 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby11-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby11.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby11.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby11/ aug12littletranby11 0 0
158572 The master ensuite, second floor 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby10-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby10.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby10.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby10/ aug12littletranby10 0 0
158571 The closet in the master bedroom 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby9-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby9.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby9.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby9/ aug12littletranby9 0 0
158570 The master bedroom, second floor 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby8-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby8.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby8.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby8/ aug12littletranby8 0 0
158569 The master bedroom is on the second floor. It has an ensuite bathroom, stained glass details and a double closet. The hardwood floors are new 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby7-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby7.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby7.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby7/ aug12littletranby7 0 0
158568 The kitchen, main floor 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby6-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby6.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby6.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby6/ aug12littletranby6 0 0
158567 The kitchen has a walk-out to the patio, granite counters and stainless steel appliances 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby5-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby5.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby5.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby5/ aug12littletranby5 0 0
158566 The dining room, main floor 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby4-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby4.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby4.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby4/ aug12littletranby4 0 0
158565 The dining room, main floor 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby3-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby3.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby3.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby3/ aug12littletranby3 0 0
158564 Heritage details in the living room include the fireplace and the stained glass window 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby2-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby2.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby2.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby2/ aug12littletranby2 0 0
158563 The living room is on the main floor and is open to the dining room 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby1-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby1.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby1.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby1/ aug12littletranby1 0 0
158585 Tranby Avenue, in the Annex, is home to a long row of heritage red-brick Victorian homes 26 Tranby Avenue 26 Tranby Avenue https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby_intro-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby_intro.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12LittleTranby_intro.jpg 656 430  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-26-tranby-avenue/slide/aug12littletranby_intro/ aug12littletranby_intro 0 0
16 thoughts on “House of the Week: $1.75 million for an Annex semi-detached with plenty of curb appeal”
I Love this.. its just pure class… I dont understand the chalkboard in the kitchen, is it ? but nicely laid out and the furnitures are simple, the spaces are big. Nice home perfect for entertaining.
Wow! What a beautiful house, and that street is amazing. I doubt this will last long.
Simple and elegant. Love the ensuite bathroom!
$1.75M seems like a bargain for that amount of space in Yorkville. Beautifully renovated too!
on street…1.75 mil can’t buy everything ya know!
1.75 for a semi-detached? Nuts! But, nice interiors. The windows need to be refurbished. Wooden floors in the bathroom? Even if they are heated… Overall, very nice, but missing a garage. You pay 1.75 mil and then have to keep your cycles in the basement. Hmm! Overall worth about 1.3 mil.
Kitchen leaves a lot to be desired……ceramic floor? No backsplash? Ikea -looking cabinets? Master closet: gorgeous antique sideboard……but rolling racks? And no rad coverings throughout? HOWEVER, beautiful master ensuite (maybe at the expense of some badly needed storage?), fantastic 3rd floor deck, equally fabulous terrace backyard and great basement. Parking is probably non-existent. This is why asking price is well under $2 mil, i.e., you gets what you pays for….
Just curious as to what type of fisheye lense they used in photographing, so rooms appear larger than they are.
Great house great location. Price seems good to me, it’s prime real estate. I’m always amazed at how people can throw out random like $1.3m and expect to be taken seiously. Clearly you don’t know what houses sell for in Yorkville.
It doesn’t matter what they sell for. They are all overpriced by 30 to 40%. Buyers should bid down. I still maintain it’s a good home… at a slightly realistic price.
love the floors and the massive fridge!
silly suburban rabbit :
if someone’s willing to pay it, it’s not overpriced
Crazy for a semi-detached without parking.
I would have removed the clothes from the walk in closet and not sure what is wrong with shower floor. Ditto to keeping the bikes in the basement even if they had a garage that is where they should be if you are wanting to sell. Rooms seem cosy enough I suppose and I to love the big fridge.
It’s still on sale. No parking, no driveway, no parking pad, no garage the selling price.
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