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House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale

By Liza Agrba| Photography by Tyso Media
House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale

Address: 23 Douglas Drive
Neighbourhood: Rosedale Agents: Gillian Oxley and Joseph Robert, Royal LePage Terrequity Oxley Robert Real Estate, Brokerage Price: $5,995,000 Previously sold for: $2,200,000, in 2016, prior to a renovation

The place

A Rosedale heritage home with a contemporary interior.

The history

The home dates from 1927, and the selling agents say it was one of the first North Rosedale homes to be built after the construction of the Glen Road Bridge. The current owners bought the place in 2016, from a family that had lived here for more than 50 years. They spent two years renovating the interior down to the studs.

All the home’s stone floors are heated:

House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale

If you bought this house, that could be your filthy laptop screen reflecting light from the ground-floor office window:

House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale

Staging tip: always show buyers that there’s plenty of room in the living room for their baby grand.

House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale

Here’s the dining room:

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House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale

The kitchen has some attractive blue custom cabinetry:

House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale

And the family room has a fireplace:

House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale

Here’s the master ensuite:

House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale

And the master bedroom’s walk-in closet:

House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale

There’s a rec room in the basement:

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House of the Week: $6 million for a fully renovated heritage home in Rosedale
Big selling point

The house is situated near all the classic Rosedale amenities: parks, ravines, and private schools. And it’s a Schedule C heritage home, which is the least restrictive designation. New owners won’t be able to change the facade, but the rules around internal renovations are much less strict than for other types of heritage homes in the area.

Possible deal breaker

The main floor ceilings are only eight feet high, but clean lines and plenty of natural light give the space an airy feel.

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By the numbers

• $5,995,000 • $19,981 in annual property taxes • 4,300 square feet • 6 bathrooms • 5 parking spaces • 4 bedrooms • 3 fireplaces • 1 sauna

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