Rental of the Week: $4,000 per month to live in a Moss Park house with a koi pond in the backyard
A century-old home with two wood-burning fireplaces on a leafy street between Dundas and Gerrard.
The house was built in the late 1800s. One its previous residents was John Sewell, the mayor of Toronto from 1978 to 1980. Its present owners intend to live in the house one day, but for now they’re happy in their current home, in another Canadian city. The place has undergone major renovations over the last 10 years: it now has restored pine floors, a new roof and copper eaves, an updated kitchen, and backyard landscaping. The basement is a separate apartment, and it’s currently rented to another tenant.
Here’s the entrance:
The living room, at the front of the house:
The dining room:
And the kitchen:
The kitchen has a breakfast area with a door to the backyard:
There are three bedrooms on the third floor. This one is being used as a family room:
There’s a third-floor loft area that could serve as an office or a den:
Also on the third floor is this minimalist bedroom:
The backyard is a perfect entertaining space, with a deck, a koi pond, and lots of greenery. And it’s exclusive to the upper apartment: the basement tenant has a separate patio.
Possible deal breaker
Both bathrooms are located on the second level, leaving the main floor without. Guests at any backyard parties will have to deal with the stairs:
By the numbers
• $4,000/month, plus utilities
• 2,400 square feet
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 koi pond