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House of the Week: $2 million for a Roncesvalles home that looks nothing like the triplex it used to be

House of the Week: $2 million for a Roncesvalles home that looks nothing like the triplex it used to be
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

Address: 261 Wright Avenue
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles Agent: Mary Lee Keefe, Sutton Group Old Mill Realty Inc., Brokerage Price: $1,950,000

The place: A century-old home with a sexy new interior, parked right between High Park and Roncesvalles.

The history: According to city records, the house was built in 1918, but the sellers say they found pages from a 1912 Toronto Star stapled to the interior walls. When they bought the place in 2005, it was a triplex, and they lived in the upper unit while saving up for renovations. In 2009, the home had a complete to-the-studs refresh, and now it’s once again a single-family home.

Big selling point: The master ensuite, awash in marble, is a light and relaxing retreat thanks to the three large skylights.

Possible deal breaker: The home shares a driveway with the next-door neighbours, which, depending on a person’s temperament, could turn out to be a test of both diplomacy and driving skills. (There’s also a front parking pad that can fit two cars.)

By the numbers:

• $1,950,000 • $6,803.79 in property taxes (2015) • 100 years old (approximately) • 5 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • 3 skylights in the master ensuite • 1 second-floor family room

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

The dining room is to right of the foyer, through those glass doors.

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

The chandelier looks like it’s made of packing peanuts, but somehow it works. The fireplace, to the right, burns ethanol.

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(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

The kitchen and living room are at the back of the house.

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

The kitchen has Caeserstone countertops.

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

The banquette table is also Caeserstone.

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

The family room is on the second floor, at the front of the house. It was converted from two bedrooms. There’s a balcony through the door on the left.

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

Also on the second floor: the master bedroom.

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(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

The master ensuite has a few skylights. The floors are marble.

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

There are three more bedrooms on the third floor.

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

Here’s a bedroom.

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

And here’s another.

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

The third-floor bathroom.

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(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

The basement is finished.

(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)
(Image: Jordan Prussky/The Print Market)

There’s a little office space down here.

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