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House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

By Fraser Abe| Photography by PropertySpaces
House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

Address: 63 Harcourt Avenue
Neighbourhood: Blake-Jones Agent: Donny Mangos, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty Price: $1,549,000 Previously sold for: $771,225, in 2012

The place

An updated semi-detached house near Pape and Danforth that comes with no excuses: a GoodLife Fitness is about two blocks away.

The history

The home was built in 1895, but the owners completely renovated the space. They opened up the floor plan and installed new insulation and hardwood flooring. In order to retain some of the Victorian feel, they hung onto the the big baseboards and tall ceilings.

Here’s the living room:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

The dining area:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

The powder room:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

There are three bedrooms on the main floor. Here’s one of them:

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House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

And here’s another, with some postmodern Sesame Street art on the wall:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

And this one has a blackboard wall. Fun stuff:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

The master bedroom is on the third floor:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

It doesn’t have an ensuite bathroom, but it does have a private rooftop terrace:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

Here’s the basement rec room:

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House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

And the backyard:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones
Big selling point

The kitchen has on-trend exposed shelves, two large windows for natural light, stainless-steel appliances and floor-to-ceiling cupboards:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones
Possible deal breaker

There’s only one shower in the entire house, in the upstairs bathroom. The room is, at least, finished with thoughtful details, like an adjustable shower head and easy-to-clean subway tile:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a completely updated home in Blake-Jones

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By the numbers

• $1,549,000 • $5,719.55 in taxes • 1,659 square feet • 737-square-foot basement • 123 years old • 4 bedrooms • 2 bathrooms • 2 parking spaces

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