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House of the Week: $1.9 million for an Islington home with lush landscaped gardens

House of the Week: $1.9 million for an Islington home with lush landscaped gardens

ADDRESS: 65 Avonhurst Road

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Islington-City Centre West

AGENT: Richard K.C. Ling, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage

PRICE: $1,880,000

THE PLACE: A five-bedroom Etobicoke house with a geometric exterior and a modern, airy interior.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The home was designed by one of the principals of Van Elsander Carter Architects, known for the light-filled Sidney Smith Café at U of T and the recently shuttered but still beautiful Ford Models Canada space.

BIG SELLING POINT: Walls of windows look onto a peaceful backyard with a rock sculpture waterfall, 15-foot bamboo walls and a veritable arboretum, including apple trees, southern evergreen magnolias and Japanese maples.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Unless you, too, have a Noguchi coffee table and Barcelona chairs, your interiors may not look as polished.

BY THE NUMBERS • $1,880,000 • $7,873.93 in property taxes (2012) • 5 bathrooms • 4 bedrooms • 3 fireplaces (2 gas, 1 wood) • 2-car garage • 1 cold storage room • 1 whirlpool bathtub

65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road
65 Avonhurst Road

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