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
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.
BY THE NUMBERS
• $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