House of the Week: $2 million for a revamped modernist bungalow (with before and after shots)
ADDRESS: 805 Glenleven Crescent
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Clarkson, Mississauga
AGENTS: Scott Sheehey, Right At Home Realty Inc., Brokerage
PRICE: $1,999,900 As of August 25, the price has been reduced to $1,899,000
THE PLACE: This long and low bungalow, first designed in the 1960s, underwent a massive revamp by interior designer Rob Hockley. The six-bedroom home sits on a half-acre in the quiet Clarkson neighbourhood and borders on the Rattray Marsh Conservation Area.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Though the home has a contemporary aesthetic, many of the most arresting 1960s details, including a Hollywood staircase and a sunken living room with cathedral ceilings, have been maintained and highlighted.
BIG SELLING POINT: Thanks to a year of extensive renovations, this house is move in-ready. The kitchen, washrooms, flooring, electrical, furnace, air conditioning, decks and concrete saltwater pool overlooking the marsh are all brand new.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Some may cringe at the idea of moving to the 905, but finding this much green space in the city for under $2 million is unheard of.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $9,676.60 in taxes (2011)
• 3,600 square feet of living space
• 15-foot-high stained glass window
• 6 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 2 skylights
• 1 Hollywood staircase
• 1 saltwater swimming pool