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Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

By Jonathan Forani| Photography by Birdhouse Media
Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential
Listed At
$1,999,900
Sold For
$2,157,000

Address: 46 Oakwood Avenue
Neighbourhood: Hillcrest Agent: Monte Burris, Keller Williams Referred Urban Realty, Brokerage Previously sold for: $1,525,000, in 2016    

The property

A six-bedroom 1914 stone home located just south of St. Clair Avenue.

The history

The stonework on the walls of the home is reminiscent of nearby Casa Loma, which was built around the same time. Among its more interesting features: a secret tunnel leading from the garage to the garden.

The home has been renovated several times, including by the sellers, who turned the third floor into a separate in-law suite. The basement is also set up as a separate suite.

Here’s the dining room:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

The living room has a fireplace:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

Here’s the kitchen:

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Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

A curved staircase leads to the second floor:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

There are four bedrooms on the second floor. This one is being used as a den. It gets its rounded shape from the house’s turret-like protrusion:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

Here’s one of the bedrooms:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

And another:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

All the second-floor bedrooms share this bathroom:

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Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

And here’s the master bedroom:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

The third-floor suite has its own kitchen:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

And a living area with access to a private balcony:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

The dining area is in the turret:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

And here’s the bedroom:

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Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

The basement doesn’t have drywalled ceilings, but it is otherwise a complete living unit:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

The giant stack of books seems kinda impractical:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential

There’s a pergola in the backyard:

Sale of the Week: The $2.2-million Hillcrest home with rental potential
The fate

The buyers are parents of teenage children. They liked the fact that the third floor and lower level of the home can serve as private units for the kids, or as rental units after the kids move out.

The sale

The property was marketed both to potential landlords and to families. There were two offers. The sellers went with the higher one.

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By the numbers

• $2,157,000 • $6,758.73 (2017) • 4,493 square feet (including the lower level) • 9 days on MLS • 6 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms

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