House of the Week: $1.3 million for a townhome with a rooftop view of Casa Loma
ADDRESS: 274 Spadina Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma
AGENT: Hive Realty Corp., Brokerage Cary Chapnick,
THE PLACE: A three-storey row house with a private elevator, steps from Casa Loma and Sir Winston Churchill Park.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The famous are just outside the door, perfect for recreating Baldwin Steps from that skateboarding scene Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (but please don’t) or doing your best Rocky impression.
BIG SELLING POINT: The serene rooftop terrace has a panoramic view of the treetops and Toronto’s favourite castle, Casa Loma. (Think of the Instagram opportunities!) And no need to worry about hauling a tank of propane up there—there’s a built-in gas line for the barbecue.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Being so close to Casa Loma has its advantages when it comes to views, but you’ll never be able to bail on that fourth cousin’s wedding or lame office party again.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $6,701.71 in taxes (2012)
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 1 elevator
• 1 parking spot
• 1 panoramic city view
160994 The view from the sundeck 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina19-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina19.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina19.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina19/ aug12spadina19 0 0
160995 The deck 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina18-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina18.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina18.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina18/ aug12spadina18 0 0
160996 The deck 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina17-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina17.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina17.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina17/ aug12spadina17 0 0
160997 The sundeck on the roof has a southwest-facing view 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina16-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina16.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina16.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina16/ aug12spadina16 0 0
160999 The third of three bedrooms 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina14-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina14.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina14.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina14/ aug12spadina14 0 0
161000 The second of three bedrooms 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina13-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina13.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina13.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina13/ aug12spadina13 0 0
161001 The master ensuite has a Jacuzzi tub and a steam shower 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina12-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina12.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina12.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina12/ aug12spadina12 0 0
161002 The master bedroom is on the second level. It has a six-piece ensuite bathroom and a built-in closet 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina11-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina11.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina11.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina11/ aug12spadina11 0 0
161003 The kitchen 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina10-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina10.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina10.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina10/ aug12spadina10 0 0
161004 The kitchen includes a granite countertop and breakfast bar, stainless steel appliances and a double oven 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina9-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina9.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina9.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina9/ aug12spadina9 0 0
161005 The dining room 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina8-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina8.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina8.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina8/ aug12spadina8 0 0
161006 The living room has a Juliet balcony 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina7-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina7.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina7.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina7/ aug12spadina7 0 0
161007 The living room, dining room and kitchen are all located on the open-plan third level 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina6-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina6.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina6.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina6/ aug12spadina6 0 0
161008 The family room 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina5-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina5.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina5.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina5/ aug12spadina5 0 0
161009 The family room is on the main level (there is a more formal living and dining area on the third floor) 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina4-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina4.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina4.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina4/ aug12spadina4 0 0
161010 The front hallway has hardwood flooring. Wainscoting throughout the main floor adds architectural interest 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina3-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina3.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina3.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina3/ aug12spadina3 0 0
161011 The front entrance 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina2-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina2.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina2.jpg 624 416  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina2/ aug12spadina2 0 0
161012 The front entrance 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina1-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina1.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina1.jpg 416 624  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina1/ aug12spadina1 0 0
161013 The three-bedroom townhouse is near the intersection of Spadina and St. Clair. It has underground parking 274 Spadina Road 274 Spadina Road https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina_intro-96x96.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina_intro.jpg https://torontolife.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/aug12Spadina_intro.jpg 656 480  https://torontolife.com/real-estate/house-of-the-week-274-spadina-road/slide/aug12spadina_intro/ aug12spadina_intro 0 0
9 thoughts on “House of the Week: $1.3 million for a townhome with a rooftop view of Casa Loma”
Beautiful on the outside, but I couldn’t even make it to the last photo. Decorating courtesy of The Brick.
Who cares about the furniture unless you want that stuff included. I think the house is in a great location but the interior looks rather small on these pictures, would like to know the square footage in total. The roof top has potential.
Seems rather narrow and the pictures are poorly taken. Would have loved a frontal view of that kitchen. You are right, Chalbe – people place way too much emphasis on furnitures.
It’s too much money for a small and narrow townhouse. Location wise, it’s close to the subway but if you drive just a little west (10 minutes) along Davenport Road, towards Oakwood Ave and south of St. Claire West, there are more afordable homes in those residential areas.
I’m surprised the place hasn’t been “staged” with better furniture. For better or worse, people are influenced by the furniture. If you want to sell for $1.3 million it had better be near perfect (or in Vancouver)
Agree the outside is nice but the inside not so much. 1.3M is too much for this house.
It has nice bones, and the rooftop terrace is nice but the kitchen and bathrooms need to be redone as well as completely repainted. I’d definitely pass on this one for 1.3M.
Location is excellent with what appears to be a blank canvas for an interior make-over. One concern is the rooftop deck as the wood appears to be near the end of it’s lifespan plus the noticeable rust on the door hinges. Makes one wonder on how the rest of the house is like, infrastructure-wise.
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