House of the week: 22 Carmichael Avenue
Located near Avenue Road and Wilson, 22 Carmichael Avenue has all the character of a modern rebuild -- chic, glossy and transparent -- between rows of post-war bungalows. Most homes in this North York 'hood where real estate (and cookie-cutter houses) are on the rise have already been knocked down or renovated. The shiny Carmichael property is listed for just over $2.1 million.
The main floor, actually the entire house, is themed by hardwood oak floors and wood panelling. The first level features wood walls, a floating dark staircase, a kitchen and a cosmopolitan wine wall framed by, you guessed it, walnut accents.
The master bedroom on the upper level is a unique living space. A curved walnut surface drapes over the bed and the large walk-in closet resembles another mini bedroom. The ensuite replaces the wood finishings with floor-to-ceiling marble, a glass shower and deep soaker tub.
The finished basement is light-filled with main floor access and a sliding door to the backyard. There's a full wet bar for entertaining---an essential adornment for any home with a wine wall. The lower level can also be converted into a nanny's suite, although the bar might not be included.
Wine connoisseurs and coffee drinkers. Included with purchase is an impressive wine wall and a built-in Bosch cappuccino maker. The wine cabinet, off the kitchen, is a real showpiece and ideal for entertaining or having a glass with dinner. Guests should bring an LCBO gift card to the house warming.
MOVE ON IF
You want a multi-tiered patio and landscaped garden. Sadly, the backyard is unremarkable for the over $2 million asking price. You might want to invest in a cedar deck and barbecue come the spring.
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