House of the Week: $3.75 million for a Victorian that’s Rosedale on the outside and wild on the inside
ADDRESS: 31 Dunbar Road
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Rosedale-Moore Park
AGENT: Sarah Giacomelli, Chestnut Park Realty, Brokerage
THE PLACE: From the outside, this four-bedroom blends seamlessly with its surroundings: very Toronto, very Rosedale, very Victorian. The red bricks, however, belie the funky downtown vibe of the interior. Awash in colours like bright orange, sea blue and lime green, this house rethinks all the luxe appointments of Rosedale castles. Witness the five-piece en suite washroom, the comic-book decor, the gourmet kitchen and a wet bar covered in faux alligator skin.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The striking wallpaper in the living rooms lives up to the name of its designer, Assume Vivid Astro Focus—a.k.a. AVAF, an art collective featured in New York Times Magazine and in the Whitney Museum.
BIG SELLING POINT: The chance to live in what feels like the world’s coolest boutique hotel, only with no other guests. Keep the decor as is and wait for the call from House and Home.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: If you’re the type of homeowner who has difficulty choosing between ecru and mother of pearl, you likely have a long redecorating session ahead.
BY THE NUMBERS:
$14,469.16 in taxes
4640 square-foot lot
2 Miele dishwashers
1 faux-alligator skin wet bar