Year in Review: the 10 most popular Houses of the Week in 2013
There’s an undeniable thrill that comes with scoping out other people’s homes—whether or not you’re looking to buy. That’s why we spent the last year scouring Toronto real estate listings and profiling the most fascinating houses we could find for sale, from unassuming downtown semis to palatial suburban estates. While all had their merits, a few stood out (mainly because of their over-the-top opulence and multi-million-dollar price tags). Here, in descending order, the 10 most popular Houses of the Week of 2013.
290 Palmerston Avenue
The Place: A Little Italy house with Victorian red brick charm and a fully-finished coach house out back.
548 Richmond Street West
The Place: A minimalist building in the Fashion District containing both a large commercial space and a two-bedroom residence.
314 Palmerston Boulevard
The Place: A 5,600-square-foot luxury townhouse in the Victorian church and school house at the corner of College and Palmerston.
The Place: A traditional six-bedroom house in The Beach recently renovated by the current owner, who runs a design and construction firm.
220 Pinehurst Drive
The Place: A 7,000-square-foot Oakville house that was the grand prize in last year’s Princess Margaret Home lottery.
80R Crescent Road
The Place: With two bedrooms, four bathrooms and a finished basement, this Rosedale coach house is a lot grander than the average outbuilding.
210 Poplar Plains Road
The Place: A towering contemporary home with five bedrooms in the quiet and leafy South Hill neighbourhood.
176 Bedford Road
The Place: An enormous open-concept loft in an Annex building that was formerly a film studio.
155 Chartwell Road
The Place: A 12,700-square-foot house with all the extras, including an elevator, a home gym and an Oakville address a stone’s throw from the lake.
251 Lumsden Avenue
The Place: A contemporary two-bedroom house in an area of East York that’s increasingly popular with young couples priced out of Leslieville.