House of the Week: $3 million for a Rosedale house that belongs to a former mayoral candidate

House of the Week: $3 million for a Rosedale house that belongs to a former mayoral candidate

Address: 2 Dunbar Road
Neighbourhood: Rosedale
Agent: Cheenee Foster, Slavens and Associates Real Estate Inc., Brokerage
Price: $2,999,999
Previously sold for: $975,000 in 2002, prior to a major renovation

The place

A three-storey red brick home on a quiet corner in the middle of Rosedale.

Here’s the living room:


The formal dining room:


And the kitchen, with its breakfast bar:


There are two bedrooms and a family room on the second floor of the house:


The history

The owners of this house are Sarah and Greg Thomson. Greg is the director of research at Charity Intelligence Canada, and Sarah is familiar to anyone who follows Toronto politics: she’s a perennial political candidate with two mayoral bids behind her. (Even if you don’t remember her candidacy, you might remember her hair.) When the Thomsons purchased the home in 2004, it was a triplex, but they converted it back into a single family dwelling.

Big selling point

The third-floor master suite, with its large bay window, wide-plank hardwood floors, walk-in closet and oversized bathroom is a luxurious space for after-work relaxation. Here’s the bedroom:


And the bathroom:


Possible deal breaker

That large window in front of the third floor guest toilet could make some feel bladder shy. Curtains might be a wise investment:


By the numbers

• $2,999,999
• $13,639.32 (2015 taxes)
• 4,070 square feet
• 1,414-square-foot finished basement
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 fireplaces
• 2 parking spaces

The Hunt