House of the Week: 107 Marlborough Avenue
Located on a quiet street in Rosedale, 107 Marlborough Avenue is a beautiful, classic Victorian semi-detached on the outside, with a whole lotta fancy new features hiding within. It's one of those oh-so-chic gut renovations that contrast beautiful brick exteriors with sparsely decorated interiors, eggshell white walls, white oak flooring and ultra-modern details.
Think of it as the Club Monaco of real estate; high on style, low on substance and far too focused on appearing current. One has to wonder if, at $1.6 million, the three bedrooms, an unfinished basement and additional permit-parking in the lot across the street are really worth the price tag. But, hey, that's Toronto.
Address: 107 Marlborough Avenue
Lot Size: 1860 sf
Taxes: $5,769 (As of 2012)
Ultra-contemporary designs (always dreamed of the safety and security of a giant glass wall surrounding my steep, slippery wooden staircase)
Impressive chef's kitchen with gas stove and double-oven
Spacious walk-out balcony from master bedroom (facing backyard for ultimate hanky-panky usage)
His and Hers (or His and His or Hers and Hers) sinks in master bathroom
Semi-private, tree-lined cobblestone backyard
Young couples who are hesitant to abandon their Candy Factory Lofts for the family-friendly practicality of the uptown home, so instead settle with purchasing an expensive semi-detached in Rosedale. Also a decent bargain for those who prefer to light their cigars with dolla dolla bills y'all.
MOVE ON IF:
You're over the top about the safety of your children (glass walls, cobblestone yard, narrow kitchen). You think that $1.6 million should probably buy you more than a three bedroom house with too many bathrooms, a backyard with no yard to speak of, and one of those horrible "rec rooms" with low ceilings and laminate flooring.
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