House of the Week: $1.74 million for a Roncesvalles home with a fresh interior

House of the Week: $1.74 million for a Roncesvalles home with a fresh interior

Address: 309 Sunnyside Avenue
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles
Agent: Elena Mazour, Re/Max Condos Plus Corporation, Brokerage
Price: $1,749,000
Previously sold for: $1,200,000, in 2015, before a major renovation

The place

A century-old home wedged between Roncesvalles and High Park that just underwent a major facelift.

Here’s the foyer:


The living room:


The kitchen and dining room are combined. The appliances are KitchenAid:


A better look at the kitchen. They didn’t peel the sticker off the oven:


There are three bedrooms on the second floor of the house:


Here’s one bedroom:


Another bedroom:


Those two bedrooms share this hallway bathroom:


For some reason, the master bedroom is the only one without a bay window:


It does have an ensuite bathroom, though:


There’s another bedroom on the third floor:


And also another bathroom:


The basement is finished:


The history

Built in 1920, the home was owned by one family for over 40 years before it went on the market last year. Somehow, though the home wasn’t a fourplex, the new owners found themselves with four kitchens (one on each floor). After taking possession in September 2015, they completely gutted and replaced the interior. Other additions include a new roof, new energy efficient doors and windows (save for the stained glass windows, which were weatherproofed), new plumbing, basement waterproofing and new air conditioning units.

Big selling point

The large turret adds curb appeal outside. Inside, it offers three storeys of bay windows—like these, in the third-floor office:


Possible deal breaker

Though the home does have a detached garage, the shared driveway to access it is too narrow for most cars. Street parking is available, though—and, luckily, the home is located in a neighbourhood where driving isn’t always necessary.


By the numbers

• $1,749,000
• $6,018.81 in taxes (2015)
• 96 years old
• 6 bathrooms
• 5 bedrooms
• 1-year-old renovation
• 1 detached garage
• 1 gas fireplace

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