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House of the Week: 360 Walmer Road

Posted by Guest Contributor / August 20, 2013

360 walmer road360 Walmer Road is a modernized home itching for someone with an awesome art collection, and a wicked pair of gliding socks. You will want to slide from each massive room into the next with ease so you can soak up the amazing layout, expansive windows and all around space.

There is no official dining room, so if entertaining is of importance then keeping the soiree to a strictly kitchen party may be most unbecoming for you. But, with five previous price drops this new price may make you consider becoming a Casa Loma local, if you aren't already. Or if you're anxiously awaiting that foreign, unknown and long lost relative to kick the bucket and leave you those millions.

360 walmer roadSPECS:

Address: 360 Walmer Road
Price: 2,495,000.00. Down from $3,249,000.00
Sq Ft: 3700
Bedrooms: 4+1
Bathrooms: 5
Parking: Attached garage for 2
Taxes: N/A
Walk Score: 80

360 walmer roadNOTABLE FEATURES:

  • In ceiling speakers
  • Recessed electric blinds
  • Security system
  • Hot water on demand system
  • Balcony and rooftop deck
  • Walk in closets with built in shelving

360 walmer roadGOOD FOR:

Good for anyone that likes sunlight, levels and a modern layout design. Perfect for someone with an art collection worth more than the home. So you can justify buying a storage spot to showcase your pieces.

360 walmer roadMOVE ON IF:

You are shy and a toilet in front of a window gives you great stress, as this appears on the third floor. Or if smudged fingerprints on glass also causes the OCD in you to escalate, because this home could eat your time in Windex maintenance.

Read other posts in this series via our House of the Week Pinterest board.

360 walmer roadWriting by Shannon Burnett

Discussion

42 Comments

jerry / August 20, 2013 at 02:05 pm
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Where's a shot of the kitchen?
A view of the house from the back of the backyard?
This is some sloppy work, BlogTO
Tim replying to a comment from jerry / August 20, 2013 at 02:08 pm
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We don't take our own photos for these posts. We just use ones provided by the seller/listing agent. We have included the best of the photos available.
Gay Guy / August 20, 2013 at 02:10 pm
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What's the point in posting this then? Why not just post an add. shame..
Dan / August 20, 2013 at 02:14 pm
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Agree!
Mike / August 20, 2013 at 02:15 pm
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It's amazing that a property that was bought for nearly $1.2 million, renovated, and then put back on the market at nearly 3x that amount can be marketed by 3 different Realtors using the same 9-photo minimum on the MLS. And, with 3700 sq.ft, could they really not have found space for a dining room?
Dano replying to a comment from Gay Guy / August 20, 2013 at 02:16 pm
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If they no post, they no get a kickback from the listing agent
burrttnutt / August 20, 2013 at 02:19 pm
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lolololol listed @2,495,000.00 down from $3,249,000.00. Proves just how insane some people when it comes to real estate valuations.
Tracy / August 20, 2013 at 02:26 pm
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this is the video tour of the home http://www.pfretour.com/9559/
Brock / August 20, 2013 at 02:31 pm
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I can guarantee you that if you bought this house you would be hated in the neighbourhood. Not for jealousy, but because this house does not fit in the community at all. Plus it is half the lot size of the other houses, which are beautiful. Lot size is what matters in Toronto. IMHO, these type of houses are flavours of the week, I would take any of the houses you can see across the street way before this one. Give me character not stylish nonsense.
Fran / August 20, 2013 at 02:32 pm
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Seriously, who puts a toilet in front of an almost floor-to-ceiling window - at the FRONT of a house? Eeew!
Danny replying to a comment from Brock / August 20, 2013 at 02:48 pm
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"I can guarantee you that if you bought this house you would be hated in the neighbourhood. Not for jealousy, but because this house does not fit in the community at all" - How much is your guarantee worth? Check out 287 Spadina Rd. It's identical and right behind this house. There are several modern designed homes in the neighborhood. Don't assume.
Sean / August 20, 2013 at 02:55 pm
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All that glass... looks like a condo, built cheaply because glass is cheaper. The builders must live in a modern condo, not a house.

Bet the original home on that property was soundly built. It's still up on Google Map. It had more character than the current garbage.

That glass house for sale actually dropped the property value of the other homes in that neighbourhood. Yeah, look on Google Map again and go up & down the street.
shannon / August 20, 2013 at 02:56 pm
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Love this house. thanks for sharing.
Jeff replying to a comment from Mike / August 20, 2013 at 03:18 pm
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Mike- its not a 9 photo MINIMUM, its a 9 photo MAXIMUM that is allowed by the Toronto Real Estate Board. Many/most other associations in Ontario allow 20-25 photos per listing and allow higher resolution photos.
chud / August 20, 2013 at 03:21 pm
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Yikes, so cold and bland and that price is just insane. The rooftop deck is pretty sweet though.
Danny replying to a comment from Sean / August 20, 2013 at 03:24 pm
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"That glass house for sale actually dropped the property value of the other homes in that neighbourhood. Yeah, look on Google Map again and go up & down the street" 289 Spadina just sold for 1.6M
Mike replying to a comment from Gay Guy / August 20, 2013 at 03:37 pm
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'The point' of these listing this is that people like me are genuinely interested in seeing what expensive/interesting places in Toronto look like, but I am not going to troll through hundreds of real estate listings looking for interesting houses just to satisfy that curiosity, so blogTO does it for me. And I personally love these posts!

So many negative people out there, cheer up you guys.
steve / August 20, 2013 at 03:39 pm
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The pomposity of some people is so irksome. Just because you like something does not make your likes the right choice and others a wrong choice.
To make such a pious judgment that glass equal cheap, and all high residential is cheap because that is not your choice is outlandish.

Brock replying to a comment from Danny / August 20, 2013 at 03:42 pm
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OK Danny, so there are several who are hated...
MLS repost / August 20, 2013 at 03:43 pm
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hey Tim,
you mean to say you just steal the pics from MLS like you've done with other properties? Good job in copy pasting!
Danny replying to a comment from Brock / August 20, 2013 at 03:47 pm
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Or maybe just maybe people have different tastes?
Gawd forbid neighborhoods change just like people do.
cathie / August 20, 2013 at 04:51 pm
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I agree with Brock's comments that this house is "the flavour of the week", just like the French chateau style (with all that stucco) that was all the rage 10-15 years ago. I'm seeing so many versions of this place now, unfortunately they all stick out like sore thumbs. I get that neighbourhoods have to change and progress but this style of home never blends in with the existing neighbourhood. And the toilet in front of the window? Idiot architect/builder.
John Labatt / August 20, 2013 at 04:53 pm
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Trying to sell the house with gimmicks. I can not understand why people are so foolish to believe this stuff
Rick / August 20, 2013 at 05:20 pm
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The house (if thats what you want to call it) looks like its 20ft wide. Insane, even at the greatly reduced price.

I wonder how many real estate agents he turfed already since first putting the property on the market.

Plus, what an eyesore. You'd think a person with that much money would realize that building a house like this may have been detremental to it's value long term???
Steven / August 20, 2013 at 05:44 pm
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It's gonna cost a fortune to get thick drapes for privacy.
toronto dude / August 20, 2013 at 06:00 pm
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I love the concept of this house and the exterior....but am not crazy about some of the design elements like the aforementioned toilet and the kitchen in the dark corner. Still although some houses like the ones directly across the street and closer to the casa are nice, 358 is no prize and 360 looks like it hasn't been touched since it was built although it appears to be well kept. Also this house seems to have replaced one of the odd in-fill houses that are on this street which in themselves are strange and out of scale to the others.
toronto dude replying to a comment from toronto dude / August 20, 2013 at 06:02 pm
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that would be "358 is no prize and 36..2 looks"......
jameson / August 20, 2013 at 06:28 pm
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these infill projects are awful. i hope they never sell for anywhere near their asking price so they don't result in further demand for this kind of crap that just raises home values into further ridiculous levels
billy / August 20, 2013 at 08:34 pm
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you can see the toilet from the sidewalk wtf lol
Linden / August 20, 2013 at 09:08 pm
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the kitchen, shown on the video, is really small; more of a condo style kitchen. For the size of the house and asking price, they should have put a real kitchen.
toronto dude replying to a comment from billy / August 20, 2013 at 09:34 pm
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wow...you're right...i just noticed that...wtf indeed! let's assume that toilet is just some avant garde art installation.....
Alex Gore / August 20, 2013 at 10:08 pm
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This is what you get when you wanna be too fancy with a house. Owner spends a ton of money renovating, making it exactly the way he wants it without thinking of how it might effect the resale of the home. No living room? that's crazy for 3700 sq.ft.I'm sure he probably thinks the property is worth $3m, but in reality it's far from that.
Heather / August 20, 2013 at 10:25 pm
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It's going to be cold in the winter with all those windows. Am not a fan of that style of house, especially when you look at the houses surrounding it. Also, for multiple millions, the property is small and there should be a dining room.
Andrew / August 20, 2013 at 11:39 pm
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This looks like it could be the Toronto house where the Atom Agoyan film Chloe was filmed. Anyone know? Not a very good movie, but this looks familiar.
Brad / August 21, 2013 at 01:10 am
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What has bothered me about this place since it was built is that the designer dropped a completely out-of-place style into an area to sell. It's one thing to build to your own taste with a disregard for the feel of a neighborhood if you're willing to literally live with the backlash and let everyone watch you pee. Would love to know the background on why the style was chosen - too easy to simple call it cheap - but was it purposeful obtrusion or communal unawareness?
no / August 21, 2013 at 01:50 am
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Too big.... waste of space and resources. Nice deck though.
toronto dude replying to a comment from Andrew / August 21, 2013 at 06:55 am
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The house in Chloe was awesome but it was 2 different houses. 1 for the exterior and 1 for the interior. I think both are in Cedarvale. There are a few more in Forest Hill and probably other areas too.
Natasha / August 21, 2013 at 10:29 am
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I totally love this but not for that price tag! You can get pre fab eco homes for much less not including land. But yeah- totally my type of design aesthetic - love the modern feel, the airy-ness the huge windows...BUT for that size with no dining room!! That's crazy..along with the price.
Laura / August 22, 2013 at 10:44 am
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There are so many exceptional features to this house- I adore the exterior and the finishes for the most part, but what on earth happened to the kitchen/dining room? No wonder it needs multiple price drops, you'd have to gut the kitchen and start from scratch. Kitchens and bathrooms are what sell a home, why try to fit a kitchen/dining room the size of a closet into this massive home? So odd.

Also, really strange to have the toilet in front of the massive window like that...
TO MAN / August 22, 2013 at 04:34 pm
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I happen to know this builder reused this design several times in various but extremely different hoods.

check out 26 Harwood and one is on Belsize near mt pleasant.
They all look identical.

Modern can be nice but (as with most people's comments) has to match the area and potential buyer. The builder took a big risk and with 5 price reductions looks like he won't be making as much he wanted to...
CATWOMAN / August 28, 2013 at 10:39 am
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Not impressed. Way too cold looking. However, the nice big window is nice... if you like perves watching you undress. Not sure why it's necessary to have a STREET view window like that in your bedroom. Maybe if it looked out onto a ravine or something, it'd be nicer.
Janet Donnelly replying to a comment from Sean / September 4, 2013 at 12:30 pm
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I disagree that this property dropped the price of other houses. I would love to have this house in my neighborhood. What an awesome masterpiece! Glass is amazing. It would make the home so bright and cheerful!

I think i shall buy this house!!!

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