House of the Week: $2 million for a house with Grenadier Pond in its backyard
The place: A retro four-bedroom home lined with antique wood and situated just beyond High Park’s western border.
The history: The house was built in the 1930s and has had the same owners for the past 40 years. Many of the original details remain, like leaded glass windows and gumwood trim. The rest of the house is a bit more up to date, but only to a point: much of the décor and furniture dates from the 1970s.
Big selling point: The house backs onto Grenadier pond, which is a major plus for anyone who’s into fishing. For those who prefer to observe the water from a distance, the sunroom offers a fine view.
Possible deal breaker: There’s plenty of updating to do inside, especially in the kitchen (that vinyl flooring has seen better days).
By the Numbers:
• $7,929,00 in taxes (2015)
• 2040 square feet
• 1030-square-foot basement
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 parking spaces
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 sunrooms
The house was built in the 1930s, and it still has plenty of wainscotting to go around.
There’s a wood-burning fireplace in the living room.
On the other end of the living room, there’s a sunroom.
It’s hard to tell in this image, but the sunroom has a view of the pond.
The dining room, with its bay window, is all kitted out in mid-century modern stuff.
Whereas the kitchen is just plain mid-century.
The house has some of its original leaded glass.
There are four bedrooms on the second floor. Those cracks in the ceiling plaster could probably stand to be fixed.
Here’s another bedroom. Nice coffee table.
And that bedroom has an attached solarium, with a view of the pond.
And here’s the upstairs bathroom, which probably has a renovation in its future.
The basement is panelled from floor to ceiling.
All that white stuff beyond the trees is actually the surface of Grenadier Pond. In spring, this would be quite a view.
And here’s the house from behind.