House of the Week: 5 Ava Road
A Tudor-style house in South Forest Hill, 5 Ava Road is an old oak shell with plenty of shiny new features. Now, this place surely won't appeal to those who laud stark, sterile, and clear glass accents, but it does demonstrate how classic design can be made contemporary. Alright, that's a lie — it's all about the chalkboard kitchen wall. That's worth $2.7 million, right?
Address: 5 Ava Road
Lot size: 60x120
Parking spaces: 4
- Solid oak doors, paneling, and original flooring
- Leaded glass pane windows
- Two-storey breakfast room with three skylights
- Wall-to-wall French doors
- Marble kitchen floors
- Stainless steel appliances and marble centre island
- Wine cellar
- Full pantry
- Built-in bookshelves, crown moulding, and walk-in closets
Oak-enthusiasts, Tudor-enthusiasts, or those who love to write on the wall. Good for reenacting Harry Potter scenes by that cubby under the staircase, and parking multiple vehicles. Good for those who don't trust new builds.
MOVE ON IF:
You like open-concept, abundant steel, or shine. Move on if you need a six-burner range, not a four-burner, and you want double-sided fireplaces, not passé singles. Move on if radiator heat is a deal breaker.
If you had the dough, would you buy this home? Let us know where you stand in the comments below.