Rental of the Week: $5,200 for a detached in Lawrence Park South with a backyard bench swing

Rental of the Week: $5,200 for a detached in Lawrence Park South with a backyard bench swing

The 2,200-square-foot home also comes with three bedrooms, a sparkling kitchen, its original oak staircase and a large finished basement

This rental is a 2,200-square-foot detached in Lawrence Park South.

Neighbourhood: Lawrence Park South
Price: $5,199
Size: 2,215 square feet
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Parking spots: 6
Real estate agent: Bobby Pasternak, Batori Group

The place 

A three-bedroom, two-bathroom Georgian revival in Lawrence Park South. The place sits on a leafy residential street loaded with heritage homes, just north of Avenue and Eglinton—the future site of an Eglinton Crosstown station. It’s within walking distance of Eglinton Park, and motorists are a short drive from Allen Road. 

The history 

The current owners bought the place in 2019 and listed it for rent last year. They recently renovated the kitchen and basement (itself 770 square feet), so it’s large enough for a family with young children.

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The tour 

The façade features a gabled entrance and a stone walkway. That driveway leads to the backyard and can accommodate five cars. 

The driveway has room for five cars and leads to the backyard.

In the foyer: floor-to-ceiling storage and zellige-tiled floors.

Note the zellige tiles in the foyer.

The main floor is defined by its original oak staircase and many cased openings. 

The main floor has hardwood floors throughout.

This is the living room, anchored by its gas fireplace.

The living room is anchored by the gas fireplace.

Just beyond the living room is the joint kitchen and dining room.

The drum pendant light fixture is a nice touch.

The counters here are marble, and the backsplash is porcelain.

The counters here are marble.

And here’s the full spread, complete with new stainless steel appliances and tons of cabinets.

The stainless steel appliances are new.

This mudroom to the backyard is currently set up as an office.

The mudroom has been staged as an office.

On to the second level, where handsome oak doors lead to the bedrooms.

The second floor is defined by its handsome oak finishes.

Here’s the main bedroom, equipped with a huge built-in dresser.

The main bedroom, with a built-in dresser.

The second bedroom overlooks the backyard.

The second bedroom overlooks the backyard.

The bathroom brings the beige.

The bathroom, in beige.

Moving downstairs reveals the finished basement, which does double duty as the family and laundry room. It has its own walkout to the backyard.

The basement walks out to the backyard.

Now for the back deck. It has a grill up top and a homemade bench swing below.

The deck's homemade swing is a conversation starter.

Finally, a full view of the home and its fenced-in 30-square-foot backyard.

The fenced-in backyard is 30 feet deep.

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