House of the week: 19 Maple Avenue
19 Maple Avenue is a classic Rosedale home that boasts many of the benefits of residing in one of Toronto ritziest neighbourhoods. The house itself is gorgeous, with historical bones and a fresh renovation that combines a sensibility for heritage with a flare for modern design (case in point: the kitchen). It's also close to transit (about a five minute walk to Sherbourne Station) and plenty of green space, not to mention a private driveway with a carport.
Yes, many of these Rosedale homes offer the complete package (or near to it), which is invariably reflected in their listing prices. This house hit the market at just shy of $3 million, which actually seems reasonable when you consider where the million dollar mark sits in Toronto.
If you have $3 million dollars to spend on a home, there's really not much to dislike here. With 6+ bedrooms and five washrooms, space can't really be an issue unless you've procreated too often. The house is currently staged in a homey, family-friendly way, though one could easily adopt the aesthetic of the kitchen and go for something more contemporary. In other words, a Toronto power couple with three kids are the prime candidate for this address.
MOVE ON IF
Aside from the asking price, there are some potential turn-offs here, even if they're slight. The backyard isn't really a yard at all, so that might deter those with young kids. This is also not going to pique the interest of those who love open concept designs. It's an old house that's been renovated, and while it doesn't feel cramped, the master bedroom isn't all that spacious given the overall size of the home.
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