House of the Week: the $1.6-million Wychwood pad with some serious design cred

House of the Week: the $1.6-million Wychwood pad with some serious design cred

Address: 508 Delaware Avenue
Neighbourhood: Wychwood
Agent: Alex Brott and Heather Hadden, Sage Real Estate Limited
Price: $1,599,000
Previously sold for: $749,000 in 2013

The Place:

A red-brick, 4-bedroom space decorated by one of the city’s arbiters of cool stuff.

The History:

The sellers, Carlo and Laura Colacci, have owned the home since 2013. That first year, the couple made mostly cosmetic renovations. The home was originally built in 1923 as a storefront, and went through iterations as a triplex, then a duplex, before becoming a single-family dwelling. Carlo is a co-founder of the Drake General Store and sources unique furniture pieces for the Drake Hotel, which accounts for the home’s distinctive style.

The ornate ceiling molding was carved in the 1850s and salvaged from a public building in Massachusetts.

The living room showcases the owners’ eclectic design style.

The first-floor powder room is narrow, but what it lacks in size, it makes up in floral wallpaper.

Here’s the kitchen:

The back yard features a recessed dining area, accessible via the kitchen.

Imagine this spacious garage filled with your luxury sportscars.

Looking down the second-floor hallway:

This room has been converted into an adorable nursery.

The master bathroom is replete with marble.

The sparsely decorated master bedroom has retained a touch of exposed brick above the fireplace.

At the end of the second-floor hallway is the study.

A peek downstairs at the finished basement:

Big Selling Point:

The sparkling-clean garage, which, at 713 square feet, has room for three cars. There is also exposed brick in the kitchen, the master bedroom and the upstairs hallway.

Possible Deal Breaker:

The master bathroom isn’t located en suite, but instead off the hallway, beside the master bedroom. Parents may have to set strict rules on whose bathroom is whose if they don’t want their fancier bath products to go missing.

By the Numbers:

• Asking price: $1,599,000
• Property taxes: $4,244.79 (2016 taxes)
• Bedrooms: 4
• Bathrooms: 3
• Parking spaces: 4
• 1,620 square feet (above grade)