705 Richmond Toronto

House of the Week: 705 Richmond St. West

Located in the Queen and Bathurst area, 705 Richmond sits tall and modern among an eclectic mix of older homes dating back to the 1800s. The real beauty in this property is that the original stone cottage has been incorporated into the design and now serves as the main floor living/dining room while the addition extends boldly upwards in all its cubed glory. It's a rare thing in this city to not see an old building torn down to make way for something new.

705 Richmond Toronto

Another great feature in this home is the location of the three bedrooms. The master suite occupies the entire third floor with gorgeous en-suite washroom and private balcony while the other two bedrooms occupy the second floor allowing for some privacy from kids or overnight guests.

There are also many adjectives you could apply to this space - edgy, modern, unique, but what this house is more than anything is WHITE. Holy cow there are so many white walls in here! There is however, always a bright side to buying a home with nothing but white walls throughout: you basically have a blank canvas to transform every inch of your home.

705 Richmond Toronto

SPECS:

  • Address: 705 Richmond St. West
  • Price: $1,499,000
  • Sq Ft: 3000+
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 4
  • Parking: 1 car
  • Taxes: $3,423 (2013)
705 Richmond Toronto

NOTABLE FEATURES:

  • Hardwood flooring throughout
  • Large basement rec room with banquettes for seating
  • Radiant heated floors
  • Custom kitchen
  • Private yard
705 Richmond Toronto

GOOD FOR:

Anyone wanting to be near the hustle of downtown Toronto without all of the noise that comes with it. This property sits just steps away from 24-hour transit and a plethora of local eateries like 416 Snack Bar, Arepa Cafe and, for the summer-patio-savvy wine lover, Gusto just to name a few. It would be a shame not to take advantage of all this area has to offer.

705 Richmond Toronto

MOVE ON IF:

I honestly can't find much of a reason to move on from this. How can you argue $1.5 mil for a property like this...maybe you'd prefer an additional parking space? There is street parking or...the taxes are a bit much, but not over the top for what you get. Wait, I've got it...you're terrified of white...I don't have it.

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