House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Davisville townhouse with a private elevator

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Davisville townhouse with a private elevator

Address: 300 Merton Street
Neighbourhood: Davisville
Agent: Adam Brind, Core Assets Inc., Brokerage
Price: $1,499,900

The place

A three-storey townhouse in Davisville with a bright interior.

There’s a fireplace in the living room:


Here’s the kitchen and dining area:


The master suite takes up the whole second floor:


Here’s the master bathroom:


There are two more bedrooms on the third floor. Here’s one:


And the other:


The history

The house was built in 2011 along with 12 other units, all of which were initially rented out. In 2016, it and its neighbours went up for sale. Though the homes are freehold, each owner is required to pay a small fee (approximately $85) to cover snow removal, landscaping and the like.

Big selling point

This house doesn’t have a fancy wine cellar, like some others in its price range, but can temperature-controlled bottle storage possibly compare to the luxury of a personal elevator? The one at 300 Merton runs from the garage all the way up to the third floor, making those runs to the kitchen during a Netflix binge just a touch easier. It also makes the house accessible to anyone who isn’t physically able to climb stairs:


Possible deal breaker

There isn’t much of a backyard at this property, but the 476-square-foot rooftop terrace (bigger than some Liberty Village condos) provides plenty of outdoor space.

By the numbers

• $1,499,900
• $5,772.02 in taxes (2016)
• 1,732 square feet
• 476-square-foot rooftop terrace
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 elevator

The Hunt