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House of the Week: $800,000 for a cottage-like home in Parkdale

House of the Week: $800,000 for a cottage-like home in Parkdale

Address: 8 Glenavon Road
Neighbourhood: Parkdale Agent: Tracy Logan and David Patrick Bailey, Remax West Realty Inc., Brokerage Price: $799,000

The place

An Arts and Crafts bungalow on a dead-end street near the southern tip of Parkdale, beside the Gardiner Expressway.

There’s a wood-burning fireplace in the living room:

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A small dining area, decked out with antique wood:

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The kitchen could maybe use a refresh:

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

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And here’s the master bedroom:

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The two bedrooms share this bathroom:

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There’s a separate apartment in the basement:

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Here’s the basement living room. Raise your hand if you’ve ever owned that exact Ikea couch:

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The basement bedroom:

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And the backyard retreat:

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The history

The owners believe this house, built in 1917, was the first on the street. It was originally intended as a cottage. (Before the Gardiner, it was lakefront property.)

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Big selling point

The sun-drenched living room in the front of the home, with its huge bookshelves, wood ceiling and hardwood floors, seems like a good place to enjoy a book or three:

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Possible deal breaker

With only two bedrooms on the main floor (plus a basement apartment with one bedroom), there isn’t a ton of room for a large family. But a detached house in west Toronto for less than $800,000 is so rare that it might be worth putting off a second child for.

By the numbers

• $799,000 • $3,976.48 in taxes (2016) • 2 bedrooms (plus a basement apartment) • 2 fireplaces • 1 bathroom (plus another in the basement apartment) • 1-car garage

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