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House of the Week: 16 Bracondale Hill Road

Posted by Leslie Bank / March 18, 2014

House of the Week 16 Bracondale Hill Road16 Bracondale Hill Road has a lot going for it: original wood floors and finishes, a modern kitchen with seemingly endless storage, big bedrooms, and a huge property. Coupled with the killer location -- a quiet, winding Wychwood street near Christie and Davenport -- this house will definitely attract a lot of attention. Did we mention that the backyard is so large it can do double duty as a summer oasis and a winter skating rink? This place isn't just good on paper -- it basically sells itself.

The house has retained all the trademarks of its early 20th century heritage, from fireplaces flanked by built-in bookcases to rich wood wainscoting and trim. The bedrooms on the second floor are all large and bright, and the third floor master retreat is a real jewel. The room is private and airy, and comes complete with an en-suite bathroom featuring glass tile and a copper soaker tub. The materials used in the renovations all complement the feel of the original house, and that's a rare achievement of late.

House of the Week 16 Bracondale Hill RoadThe kitchen and extension, designed by Doron Meinhard of Hariri Pontarini Architects, proves the adage that the kitchen is the heart of the home. It's clean and simple thanks to a wall of maple cupboards, Brazilian slate countertops, and built-in appliances including a classic 2-oven AGA gas range, and also packs an aesthetic punch with a sliding glass wall that opens onto a large stone patio. I would pay rent just to camp on the patio. The rest of the house is in fantastic shape, but it's this seamless indoor/outdoor space that really gives the house life. Radiant heat flooring can't hurt, either.

House of the Week 16 Bracondale Hill RoadSPECS

  • Address: 16 Bracondale Hill Road
  • Price: $1,675,000
  • Sq-Ft: approx. 3000
  • Lot Size: 40 x 185.83' (lot widens at rear, on a diagonal, to 83.6')
  • Bedrooms: 4 + 1
  • Bathrooms: 2 + 1
  • Parking: Driveway and carport
  • Storeys: 3
  • Taxes: $10,287.83 (2013)
  • Walk Score: 92

House of the Week 16 Bracondale Hill RoadNOTABLE FEATURES

  • Mudroom and powder room incorporated into kitchen renovation
  • Kitchen and patio features built-in interior and exterior speakers
  • Patio stonework made of Owen Sound Ledgerock Eramosa Limestone
  • Outdoor patio includes bench seating and a custom fireplace
  • New double-pane thermal windows installed in 2012
  • Roof shingles added and electrical and plumbing systems upgraded in 2004
  • 2 fireplaces including a working fireplace in the 2nd floor sitting room/study

House of the Week 16 Bracondale Hill RoadGOOD FOR

A growing family will love the warm feel, renovated touches, and special features in this house. The main floor, front porch and backyard are ideal for entertaining, while the bedrooms and third storey master are all cozy and comfortable retreats. There's even a sunroom/yoga studio on the second floor off of the study. The current owners say it best, noting that this house had ample space for their family "to grow up together and apart, as needed." Happy house, happy life, right?

House of the Week 16 Bracondale Hill RoadMOVE ON IF

Move on if you don't want to find a squatter inside (me) when you get the keys. I can't find any any faults with this place -- even the basement is stylish. Do you need more bedrooms? Do you wish there was an in-ground pool? Would you prefer a covered garage to a carport? Maybe move on, then. If not, seal the deal.

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Discussion

11 Comments

Rick / March 18, 2014 at 08:06 am
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Bidder war pricing!!! I love it!!!
This will go for over 2 Mill, book it.
Nope / March 18, 2014 at 09:49 am
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A skating rink in the winter is murder on your lawn.
Tony / March 18, 2014 at 10:00 am
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Finally, a house that doesn't look too sterile to live in.
Ped Al. / March 18, 2014 at 10:23 am
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Terribly staged.

Not one TV anywhere.? Thats not how you bring in families.

You need a TV playing Doc McStuffins on loop to entice families to buy.
Danno / March 18, 2014 at 10:44 am
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"Might" go for over asking? Don't they all these days?
Perry Como / March 18, 2014 at 12:39 pm
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where are all the people who bought Honest Ed signs? They could afford this place on all the money they made selling them
Jack / March 18, 2014 at 01:47 pm
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I can't be the only one that read the street name as Bacondale, right? Mmm...bacon...
Jay replying to a comment from Nope / March 18, 2014 at 05:24 pm
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Nope, nope! Put plastic sheet (tarp) on lawn before flooding, lush green lawn every year. Do it every winter.
Chan / March 19, 2014 at 08:02 am
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A skating rink in the winter is a skating rink in winter.
Bob the Broker / March 24, 2014 at 08:21 pm
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i dont get the hype. no central air and old radiator heating. huge maintenace costs on that backyard. i heard from an insider that the master bedroom is freezing in winter and unbearable in the summer and renos were done on the cheap.
Dangus replying to a comment from Rick / March 28, 2014 at 09:03 am
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Rick, you are our lucky winner! Sold for $2.08 million!

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