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House of the Week: $2.2 million for a Bloor West Village detached with two living rooms and a backyard oasis

At 2,500 square feet, the property also comes with a gigantic finished basement, Brazilian hardwood floors and marble galore

By Alex Cyr| Photography by Castle Real Estate Marketing
A three-bed, four-bath family abode in Bloor West Village

Neighbourhood: Bloor West Village Agent: Bobby Pasternak, Batori Group Price: $2,195,000 Previously sold for: $1,710,000 in 2018 Size: 2,500 square feet Bedrooms: 3 Bathrooms: 4


The place

A three-bedroom, four-bathroom family home with a 950-square-foot finished basement. Sitting on a deep lot on leafy Durie Street, the place is a quick walk from both Jane and Runnymede stations, Beresford Park, and Bloor’s many shops and restaurants. It’s also a short bike ride from the Humber River trail network to the west and High Park to the east.

The history

A family bought this 1930s house in 2018 and immediately started upgrading. They converted one of the upstairs bedrooms into a luxury ensuite bathroom, installed a concrete-tiled cooking space in the backyard and then raised a beautiful garden. Real estate agent Bobby Pasternak says he’s currently receiving inquiries from prospective buyers—mostly families—who value the blend of urban living and access to nature.

The tour

The revamped façade combines white stucco with sharp black trim.

For this House of the Week: a detached by Runnymede station with a 950-square-foot basement and a fresh renovation

Inside, the living room flows into the open-concept dining area and kitchen through a large cased opening.

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This home standing on a 151-foot-deep lot on the leafy residential Durie Street

This minimalist raised fireplace anchors the space.

The place is a quick walk away from Runnymede Subway Station, Beresford Park and Bloor's bustling shops and restaurants.

The floors are Brazilian hardwood throughout, which warms up the modern appliances and fixtures.

A family bought this 1930s Toronto classic in 2018

Beyond the dining room is a second living area, which gives way to the kitchen.  

The open-concept living area and kitchen is flooded with natural light

The kitchen features shaker-style cabinet doors, a built-in desk and a marble island. 

Bloor West Village is also a short walk or ride on the TTC to the Junction, Baby Point and the Kingsway

The main floor also has a powder room with a floating vanity and modern sconces.

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This bathroom is comes with a sharp, hardwood floating vanity

Upstairs, the main bedroom comfortably fits a queen bed. 

The main bedroom has an ensuite bathroom and a view of the neighbourhood

Here’s the main ensuite bathroom, which used to be a bedroom. Its new layout accommodates a floating double vanity, custom storage and a tiled shower with a glass door.

This detached, two-storey house is within walking distance of High Park and the Humber River's trail network

Here’s a closer look at the shower, with a view of the backyard.

For a buyer on the hunt for great real estate, this House of the Week by Runnymede Station should be top of the list

The second bedroom comes with floor-to-ceiling cabinets, a desk and a handy window banquette with drawers.

The built0in cabinets are a true highlight of this room

The second bathroom is equipped with white marble walls and a pebble-floored shower.

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This west end Toronto two-storey comes with three bedrooms and four bathrooms

And this bedroom has laminate closets along with two west-facing windows overlooking the neighbourhood.

Bloor West Village is lauded for its good schools, leafy streets, ethnic diversity and acess to transit

Downstairs, the finished basement has been fashioned into a rec room.

There's more art in the basement of this Durie Street house, with a walkout to the backyard in the distance

There’s also this office in the basement.

TORONTO LIFE recently ranked the Bloor West Village the best neighbourhood in the city

The laundry and storage space doubles as a mudroom. 

The laundry room in the half basement leads to the backyard

Moving outside reveals the property’s two back entrances. Future owners may wish to convert the basement into a rental or granny suite. 

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Realtor Bobby Pasternak of Batori Group is sellinng the home.

Finally, a full view of the 151-by-25-foot backyard, teeming with greenery.

The owners of this Bloor West Village pad installed a concrete-tiled BBQ area in the backyard and surrounded it with vibrant greenery.

Have a home that’s about to hit the market? Send your property to realestate@torontolife.com.  

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