House of the Week: $2 million for a super-modern semi in Roncesvalles
A semi-detached home with a large nanny suite, a red-brick exterior and an up-to-the-minute interior.
The owners and their two children are leaving Toronto, and this freshly renovated home, behind. There are some unique touches throughout, including a skylight directly above the master bedroom’s bathtub and a ten-foot, $13,000 granite island in the kitchen. The interior has a generous amount of exposed brick—a rarity in this style of house.
Here’s the living area:
The kitchen, with extravagant stone island:
The dining area:
These square toilets seem ill-suited to the contours of the human tuchus, but what do we know?
There are three bedrooms on the second floor. This one is set up as an office:
And another. This one has a handy shoe rack built into the wall:
The master bedroom, on the third floor, has a door to a two-level rooftop deck:
Also a generously sized closet:
And an ensuite bathroom with an impressive soaker tub:
There’s a second kitchen in the basement, meaning it could be used as a nanny suite, or maybe as a rental apartment:
The basement bedroom:
Big selling point
With the outdoor fireplace blazing, the owners should be able to use the master bedroom’s rooftop deck at least seven months a year:
Possible deal breaker
Typical Roncesvalles: there’s no private parking. But there are spaces on the street.
By the numbers
• $5,056.60 in taxes (2016)
• 2,000 square feet
• 19.58-by-120-foot lot
• 6 skylights
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 fireplaces
• 2 kitchens
• 2 washers and dryers