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House of the Week: 4 Meredith Crescent

Posted by Amy Shields / August 6, 2013

4 meredith crescent torontoThere's something about a renovation that aims to preserve a building's original structure while modernizing its interior that makes you appreciate architecture and design a little more. This property in south Rosedale is one such place where the exterior has been retained while the interior has been beautifully updated with features like an open living-dining room and kitchen, walnut hardwood floors, private third floor master bedroom with ensuite and sitting area, a fully renovated lower level including family room with radiant heated floors and a walkout to the yard which is a great size and has been nicely landscaped.

4 Meredith Crescent TorontoSPECS:

  • Address: 4 Meredith Crescent
  • Price: $3,949,000
  • Sq Ft: 4475 (including lower level)
  • Bedrooms: 4+1
  • Bathrooms: 5
  • Parking: Detached garage
  • Taxes: n/a

4 Meredith Crescent TorontoNOTABLE FEATURES:

  • Wenge cabinets
  • Family room with built-in speakers
  • Mahogany wood doors
  • Library, den and office spaces
  • Multi-zone air handling unit and energy recovery ventilator

4 Meredith CrescentGOOD FOR:

This property would be great for a family that's grown out of their current home and is ready to expand. The layout is family friendly with mud room, play room and the second floor already designed with young ones in mind and there are schools and parks in close proximity.

4 Meredith CrescentMOVE ON IF:

Aside from maybe not being in a financial position to realistically afford a property like this, there's not much that I can reason would be worth moving on from.

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Emma / August 6, 2013 at 09:21 am
matts / August 6, 2013 at 09:34 am
nice but $4m for a semi?
EC / August 6, 2013 at 10:11 am
What $3 million house has bunk beds???
Paul B replying to a comment from EC / August 6, 2013 at 10:45 am
It's not a $3M home! its $4M.
the lemur replying to a comment from EC / August 6, 2013 at 11:01 am
One where there are kids?
Shannon / August 6, 2013 at 11:52 am
Wow. Stunning.
Hazel / August 6, 2013 at 11:54 am
For 4 mill I would expect a better laid-out bathroom and more head clearance.
J / August 6, 2013 at 11:56 am
Gorgeous - but that backyard is tiny, especially for $4m!
MJ / August 6, 2013 at 12:48 pm
although i don't think i'll ever stomach a home that costs $4m, i'm glad that they didn't tear down the entire thing and build fresh. the area south of eglinton between spadina and chaplin is rampant with old, beautiful homes that are being leveled to make way for new houses. they often tower above the others in the neighbourhood and definitely don't fit the ascetic. and ascetics aside, that kind of greed and thoughtlessness doesn't sit well. in other words: fine. pay $4m. at least they didn't tear the entire thing down.
bobo / August 6, 2013 at 12:55 pm
Some nice features, but for $4mil there are some issues - awkward layout in the master and lack of a really nice family room (unless that picture is not shown).

I guess one can accept the relatively small yard as a trade-off for location.
mark / August 6, 2013 at 03:16 pm
what a horrible looking property for $4M. Do a google maps search for the address and you'll quickly be turned off. should be $2.8 million at most.
Mike / August 6, 2013 at 08:05 pm
The pictures really don't do it justice, especially its size. I have been in this house and it is extraordinary, and huge. (And trust me, not a real estate agent here... was here for a party.) For instance, there's half a floor devoted to a live-in nanny apartment that isn't shown at all. The backyard really does not come off well in the photos, as it too is also huge, with a giant overhanging terrace that isn't shown. $4 million is a ton, but it's the neighbourhood -- it is literally right next door to Branksome Hall and you're an 8 minute walk to Bloor St. -- and the house is indeed incredible and very very spacious. There's a grand piano in the living room, for gosh sakes -- kinda tells you how big the room really is.
AL25 / August 6, 2013 at 08:23 pm
Yeah, that's about the right price, actually. Land values alone in Rosedale push past $2million, and that's just for the dirt. That's an incredibly renovated, 150 year old, 4,500 square foot house five minutes from Bloor, Davenport, Rosedale Valley Rd > DVP, etc. It's for super executives, not you and I, so why do we care anyway. I can't afford it, but it sure is fun looking and dreaming.
meeeeee / August 6, 2013 at 09:48 pm
Okay, I want this place. Anyone got 4 million bucks to spare? :)
Jeremy replying to a comment from MJ / August 8, 2013 at 04:42 pm
I'm not sure I'd describe that neighbourhood as "ascetic". There is, of course, an aesthetic.
ginnee / August 10, 2013 at 05:01 pm
The house is in South Rosedale which has been designated as a heritage conservation district. That means that owners must keep its historic appearance on the street intact. They can gut the insides and add to the back, but the front. As for the back yard, it's on a ravine slope, so that's why it's small.

Forest Hill (the area south of Eglinton and Chaplin) has rejected the idea of being a heritage conservation district. New owners there want to build their own designs and don't care that the original house and property had history.
Mel Tipsy / August 10, 2013 at 05:39 pm
I wonder if someone should inform this agent also that Amy stole their pics and used them?
David Holly / September 23, 2013 at 12:12 am
For those commenting about the price given that it's a "semi" just take a look at what similar-size detached properties in that area (IMPORTANT, not just South Rosedale but WEST of Mt. Pleasant) are selling for if you can find one that has been renovated. If this home were a detached, it would be well over $5mil. So you're getting a huge discount for a "flaw" that's not really a flaw at all since these old homes have thick walls and you don't hear the neighbours. Further, being a semi allows for a wider house.
bobo replying to a comment from EC / May 28, 2014 at 12:46 am
Something tells me the bunks weren't out of necessity.
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