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House of the Week: 38 Ferrier Avenue

Posted by Staff / June 24, 2014

38 Ferrier Avenue38 Ferrier Avenue is a detached home located just north of Danforth Avenue in the Playter Estates neighbourhood, which offers tons of space in a great location. The home couldn't be more convenient to the subway, schools, shops, and restaurants. Inside, the home feels spacious thanks to an open concept renovation and large windows at both the front and rear. The kitchen opens on to a large backyard. And while the yard could use some work, there's plenty of potential here.

The newly added master bedroom is definitely one of the highlights of this house. It offers way more space than you would expect from a house in this neighbourhood, while the three piece ensuite bathroom is a nice surprise. Downstairs, the basement doesn't offer enough space for a rental unit, but with a separate entrance, it's perfect for a guest room with privacy. It also could be good for teenagers sneaking in (or out) so buyer beware!

38 Ferrier AvenueSPECS

  • Address: 38 Ferrier Avenue
  • Price: $979,000
  • Lot Size: 25 x 100
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 1
  • Taxes: $4,880
  • Walk Score: 98

38 Ferrier AvenueNOTABLE FEATURES

  • Bay windows on first floor looking out onto front porch
  • Open concept renovated first floor
  • Separate entrance to basement
  • Location minutes from Chester subway stop, schools, shops, and restaurants

38 Ferrier AvenueGOOD FOR

Families who want a neighbourhood feel. This three bedroom detached house offers plenty of space for a family with a couple kids. And this family friendly neighbourhood is packed full of baby and maternity stores alongside the Greek fare we all know and love. Souvlaki and onesies are a well known great combo.

38 Ferrier AvenueMOVE ON IF

The interior of the home benefits greatly from the renovations and addition to the rear of the home. Unfortunately, the curb appeal suffers. Though the mature tree out front blocks the upper addition, through the leaves you can see it's not quite original. And it's all siding from the back. But to be honest, I'm just nitpicking at this point. You can't have it all!

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Writing by Isabel Ritchie

Discussion

18 Comments

Perry Como / June 24, 2014 at 10:32 am
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the price is ripe for a bidding war. its priced way under value
Steven / June 24, 2014 at 10:40 am
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LOL.
Separate entrance to basement??????
Parking 1? Checked G-Maps and it's street parking.
e / June 24, 2014 at 10:46 am
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I love how at just under a million bucks we "can't have it all" *sigh*
PC / June 24, 2014 at 10:58 am
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I agree with Perry Como. Living in the area I wouldn't be surprised to see this house go for 1.25 or higher.
bonsai43 / June 24, 2014 at 11:12 am
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I bid $6 million!!
Chuck / June 24, 2014 at 11:13 am
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This will go for $200k over that. That is a stunning house on a great street up from the park.
MG replying to a comment from Steven / June 24, 2014 at 11:44 am
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it has parking in the back ..lane way access
Leena / June 24, 2014 at 12:01 pm
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Oh wow. I have never liked a single place you have put on here until now. The only thing I would change is the floors in the kitchen. This is adorable and so affordable!
Sally / June 24, 2014 at 12:03 pm
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Too bad they ripped up the original floors and put in that plastic fake wood flooring instead. And it isn't really open concept as there is the option to close off each room with French doors and the like.
jen replying to a comment from Leena / June 24, 2014 at 02:21 pm
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Affordable??????? Are you on crack?
Leena replying to a comment from Sally / June 24, 2014 at 02:24 pm
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Open concept is awful. Having doors gives the opportunity for privacy! A crazy concept, I know, but not everyone wants to be forced to keep their kitchen spotless when they're entertaining because it is in full view of the living room sofa.
Leena replying to a comment from jen / June 24, 2014 at 02:27 pm
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Nope, just meth. If you look at the Toronto housing market I think you will find that this is a great price for a home in a wonderful location that is of a decent size.
w-hat / June 24, 2014 at 03:00 pm
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Ferrier is not exactly Playter Estates, but its still a great street. This place is massively under-listed. Even if it was a semi it would go for 979k. It's going to be 1.2m minimum to play ball, so don't bother showing up if you don't have a 20% minimum downpayment, cause CMHC won't insure you.
elena / June 24, 2014 at 05:53 pm
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Let's crowdfund for it!!
tv / June 24, 2014 at 08:23 pm
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Lovely except..... why would they ruin a room by putting a TV ABOVE A FIREPLACE? Get rid of the TV and it's perfect. :)
me replying to a comment from tv / June 25, 2014 at 04:33 pm
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Agreed! I realize that people like staging their house for prospective buyers, but why bother putting the TV in such a horrible spot? Aside from the poor viewing angle (though not that anyone is watching the staged TV), placing it above the fireplace like they did just looks like they felt obligated to include a TV (somewhere, anywhere!) to remind people that they can watch TV in the room. As it is, it looks odd and out of place.
Hazel McCallion / June 26, 2014 at 02:58 pm
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The French doors make for a good whorehouse...privacy, but not too much. You know, bad johns...like Rob & Doug?
Ferrier Fan / July 3, 2014 at 04:11 pm
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This house was sold last week for $1,192,000!

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