Rental of the Week: $9,000 a month for a newly renovated century home near High Park

Rental of the Week: $9,000 a month for a newly renovated century home near High Park

Address: 18 High Park Boulevard
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles
Agent: Graham Connaughton, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $9,000 per month

The place

An unfurnished three-bedroom century home near High Park.

Here’s the backyard, accessible by an automatic gate:

The glass doors in the kitchen open onto the patio:

Here’s the dining room:

And this is the living room:

The sun room:

And another lounge-y area on the main floor:

Here’s the first of three bedrooms:

The second:

And the master:

Which has a spacious ensuite bathroom:

But it’s not the funkiest bathroom in the house:

Downstairs, there’s storage, a furnace room and this recording studio:

The history

Built in 1910, this house was almost completely gutted and redone 18 months ago by the owner, who works in the entertainment industry. The owner was keen on avoiding the condo-within-a-home layout he found common in renovations nowadays, instead finding inspiration in the Arts and Crafts movement. The $1.3-million reno left only the fireplaces and three brick walls upstairs intact.

Major perks

The 400-square-foot master bedroom has cavernous 16-foot ceilings. The basement studio is completely soundproofed, and could be used for recording or as a home theatre. The lease also includes yard maintenance and snow shovelling.

Possible deal breaker

Before he officially downsizes and moves out, the owner plans to occupy an adjoining one-bedroom studio at the back of the property. Not everyone may want their landlord living in their backyard.

By the numbers

• $9,000 per month
• 2,700 square feet
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 parking spots
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 sunroom

The Hunt


May 25, 2017

This post originally gave an incorrect figure for this home's square footage.