House of the Week: 1549 Dundas Street East
This house located at 1549 Dundas Street East in Leslieville is a modern-living paradise. Floor-to-ceiling windows fill the open-concept home with light and make the space perfect for entertaining. And if sunlight isn't enough for you, LED lights throughout the house can be turned on from a smart phone, computer or tablet. We are living in the future! And, should we experience another winter like the last, you'll never have to worry about SAD again.
The second floor contains 3 bedrooms, each with their own walk-in closet, so for all the wide open space, there's no shortage on storage. The master bedroom also includes a terrace overlooking the large backyard - perfect for keeping an eye on the kids (or the neighbours). And the basement is finished with a separate entrance, ready for an income unit, or extra space, if desired.
As far as location, it seems like you can hardly go a day without hearing about Leslieville and surrounding neighbourhoods, and this house part of this East Side Renaissance. Not only is it a quick walk to spots like Ascari Enoteca or Queen Margherita Pizza, but walk in the other direction for 15 minutes and you can be chowing down on briyani at Lahore Tikka House. In other words, you'll actually have a reason to leave this lovely home.
- Address: 1549 Dundas St. E.
- Price: $1,229,000
- Lot Size: 25 x 125 Feet
- Bedrooms: 3
- Bathrooms: 3 ½
- Parking Spaces: 2
- Taxes: $2,935
- Walk Score: 92
- Centralized computer unit controlling lighting, security, temperature, fireplace, and music
- Built-in espresso machine
- Open-concept modern design
- Walk-in closets in each of the 3 bedrooms
- Finished basement with separate entrance for a possible rental unit
People looking for a "move-in ready," modern home. Fans of the Jetsons. OK, so it won't brush your teeth for you, and there is no Rosie the robot, but this home has plenty of futuristic finishes. The house is smart-wired for music, lighting, temperature control, and security. This is high tech living.
MOVE ON IF
Your dream home is crown mouldings, stained glass, and wood-burning fireplaces. This house is modern, capital "M." If you're looking for a turn of the century Victorian or neo-Gothic home, this isn't for you. Shame.
Writing by Isabel Ritchie