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

By Ali Amad| Photography by Shane Fester
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:

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

The glass doors in the kitchen open onto the patio:

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

Here’s the dining room:

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

And this is the living room:

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

The sun room:

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

And another lounge-y area on the main floor:

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

Here’s the first of three bedrooms:

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

The second:

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

And the master:

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

Which has a spacious ensuite bathroom:

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

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

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

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

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

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By the numbers

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

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Correction
May 25, 2017

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

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