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House of the week: 40 Nursewood Road

Posted by Staff / August 12, 2014

40 Nursewood Road40 Nursewood Road is a bright and cheery home just steps from the Beach. As nice as the outdoor space is, the exterior finds its equal in the interior. The open-concept living and dining rooms bring tons of light into the house, and if you can get past the strange choice of tile in the foyer, you'll find beautiful hard wood floors throughout. And, hey, maybe that foyer is the perfect place for the oriental rug you've always dreamed of, anyway.

Other features include a wood burning fire place and a lower level that walks out into a beautiful backyard. Oh, and did I mention it also currently includes a sauna? Though excluded from the listed sale, it is up for negotiation. I say a home sauna might just be worth a few extra bucks on this $1.2 million home. What could be more perfect after a stroll or dip at the beach?

40 Nursewood RoadSPECS

Address: 40 Nursewood Road
Price: $1,200,000
Lot Size: 33 x 127.83
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 3
Parking: 1
Taxes: $9,121
Walk Score:73


  • Steps from the Beach and a dog park
  • Finished Basement with a walkout to the garden
  • Hardwood floors throughout
  • Open concept living and dining room

40 Nursewood RoadGOOD FOR

Beach enthusiasts. Art Deco and Michael Ondaatje fans. In addition to being located steps from the beach, this house is also located down the street from the iconic R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant, an ever popular spot during Open Doors Toronto. You might recognize the beautiful Art Deco building from its description in Michael Ondaatje's novel In the Skin of a Lion. A highly recommended read if you're looking at moving in.

40 Nursewood RoadMOVE ON IF

The juxtaposition of styles in this home isn't for you. Open concept, hard wood floors, tiled foyer, modern kitchen, glass brick windows... it's hard to place a style for this house. On the one hand it's all cozy wood burning fire places and built-in book shelves. On the other, it's an open concept feel and sharp corners. It will take a creative mind to tie this place together cohesively. But maybe that's you!


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Note: This house has just been taken off the market. Info on the final sale price has yet to be announced.

Writing by Isabel Ritchie



hope / August 12, 2014 at 05:48 am
I really hope that's not a real cow hide on the floor. If it is, ugh. Otherwise, a nice place.
Sweet / August 12, 2014 at 08:36 am
Nice place, right place.

It mustve been love but its over NOOOW....
Skye / August 12, 2014 at 08:38 am
SWOON. What a dreamy the textured walls near the sauna. I'd snatch it up in a heartbeat.
TJ / August 12, 2014 at 08:43 am
This looks like a place that was done "luxuriously" in the late 1990s or very early 2000.
Hazel McCallion / August 12, 2014 at 09:43 am
Nice place to work as a "Shar pei" 93 year old whore!
Sauna is good for "hot" sex!
cathie replying to a comment from TJ / August 12, 2014 at 10:15 am
Yes, agreed. It does have a slightly-past-its-prime look to it. And there is no curb appeal. Not a nice looking house from the front at all.
tracey / August 12, 2014 at 11:05 am
They forgot to mention that it is down the street from the streetcar loop - end of Queen and Neville Park.
Sashine / August 12, 2014 at 11:48 am
How does one exclude a built-in sauna from the rest of the house? If the buyer doesn't wish to buy the sauna, then what? Does the previous owner have the right to knock on the door and say, "Hi, Frank, do ya mind if ..." I can see if the owner wanted to exclude a chandelier or a washer from the sale, but excluding the sauna seems the same as excluding the plumbing. Or the roof, for that matter. What about the doors and windows? Do they come with the house?
Mike / August 12, 2014 at 02:03 pm
That blue tile in the bathroom is kinda wild.
Ghost of Cowhide / August 12, 2014 at 02:12 pm
Heritage Fan / August 12, 2014 at 02:59 pm
The event is called Doors Open Toronto, not "Open Doors Toronto" as is written in the article. It's a great local event and the name should be corrected.
Skye replying to a comment from Sashine / August 12, 2014 at 04:14 pm
Saunas can be bought as prefabricated inserts. Looking closely, it appears this sauna can be disconnected and pulled out with a minor bit of work. That's my best guess...
RedDevilchild / August 28, 2014 at 08:44 am
This house is exquisite... would love to live in it. Not sure why there is so much hate going on. "past its prime" Are you crazy! This place is gorgeous! I would love to use that infrared sauna in the winter.... imagine.
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