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House of the Week: $2 million for a High Park home with an architectural pedigree

House of the Week: $2 million for a High Park home with an architectural pedigree

Address: 272 Indian Road
Neighbourhood: High Park Agent: William Peter Mohan, Sutton Group Realty Systems Price: $1,999,000

The place

A 102-year-old red brick home nestled between High Park and Roncesvalles.

According to the owners, the interior renovations were inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright, which is why there’s all this rectilinear custom woodwork:

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The dining room:

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Think what you will about the style, but you have to admit that the interior design is consistent and well executed. The furniture matches the walls:

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Here’s the kitchen:

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There are three bedrooms on the second floor. This one has access to a small balcony:

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Here’s that balcony:

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Another bedroom:

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Those two bedrooms share this hallway bathroom:

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And here’s the master bedroom:

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If you weren’t convinced of the owners’ dedication to things that are square, check out that toilet:

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There’s another bedroom in the basement:

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Also a rec room:

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The yard:

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And the elevated back deck:

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The history

The home was built in 1915 by Eden Smith, a Toronto architect known for designing several notable buildings. It was set up as a rooming house when the owners bought it in 1977. They converted it back into a single family dwelling.

Big selling point

Many modern renovations do away with a house’s vestibule. This place still has one: an oversized room perfect for shedding coats and letting boots dry:

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Possible deal breaker

Yes, the interior feels somewhat dated—but style is cyclical. After all, who would have thought the fashionable set would spend the latter half of the 2010s looking like extras from Beverly Hills 90210?

By the numbers

• $1,999,000 • $8,276.32 in taxes (2016) • 101 years old • 4 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • 3 parking spaces

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