House of the Week: $1.4 million for a charming Rosedale starter home
ADDRESS: 298 Glen Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Rosedale–Moore Park
THE PLACE: Steps from Chorley Park and a short walk to the Evergreen Brick Works, this four-bedroom house may be smallish for Rosedale at 2,442 square feet but it’s also a quality starter home for the (extremely) upwardly mobile.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: A home that has been featured in the international real estate section of “Great Home and Destinations” in the New York Times.
BIG SELLING POINT: Currently owned by designer and real estate agent Gillian Oxley, the home is beautifully appointed: from high-end pieces like the CaesarStone countertop to low-rent—but still glam—finishes like the wallpaper in the kitchen.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Oxley calls the place “a sweet little house amongst many mansions” and jokes that “it was most likely a butler’s or servant’s house” once upon a time. If you’re prone to feeling “lesser than” (despite, you know, owning a million-dollar home), Rosedale might not be the area for you.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 2 storeys
• 1 parking space
• 1 backyard tree house
• 1 freestanding exercise room