House of the week: 17 Douglas Crescent
17 Douglas Crescent, a five bedroom house near the Moore Park neighbourhood, was plucked right out of a 1980s movie. In a good way. Asking $3,395,000, the two-tone property that resembles an office building from the outside offers some star power--the home was designed by world renowned architect, Francesco Scolozzi, who also designed the 2008 Beijing Olympics.
Inside, the "Scolhouse" feels more like a contemporary art gallery with its glass atrium and floor-to-ceiling windows. This house is all about natural light--an overhanging skylight and a living room that overlooks a private ravine.
The house was built in 1988 which (somewhat) explains the minimalist bathroom, kitchen and overall decor. Regardless, the house is stunning as is the backyard, making you feel like you've been transported out of Toronto and right into cottage country. There are no other houses like this in the area, making it either a hidden gem near Bayview Avenue or a very hard sell.
Love it or hate it? Have your say in the comments.
Finding your zen in the backyard. It's the ideal spot for entertaining and backyard parties, regardless of potential raccoons and wildlife lurking in the ravine.
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You don't want to renovate. The house could use a facelift. The bland kitchen and the bathrooms disappoint, especially for the hefty asking price.
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