House of the Week: $1.8 million for a Roncesvalles house with lots of glass in the back

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Published on: May 25, 2016

Address: 75 Parkway Avenue
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles
Agent: Duncan James Cameron, Sage Real Estate Limited
Price: $1,795,000
Previously sold for: $1,043,000, in 2015, prior to a major renovation

The place

A modern family home between Dundas Street West and Roncesvalles.

The living room is at the front of the house:

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The dining room has a three-sided gas fireplace:

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Here’s the kitchen, with stone countertops and KitchenAid appliances:

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There are three bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them:

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And here’s another:

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All three second-floor bedrooms share this bathroom:

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The master bedroom is the only thing on the third floor:

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The soaker tub in the master bedroom’s ensuite bathroom has its own fireplace:

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The master bedroom’s private rooftop terrace:

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The basement is finished:

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And there’s a fifth bedroom down here:

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The lot is fairly deep, and there’s a hot tub:

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The rear addition gives the back of the house a strikingly modern appearance:

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The history

Architect Geoffrey Moote helmed the redesign of this property, which took place over the past year. Moote stripped the house down to studs and built a rear addition, which now serves as a family room with 21-foot ceilings and a wall of folding glass doors that lead directly to the backyard.

Here’s what the doors look like when they’re closed:

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And then suddenly the couch is practically in the backyard:

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Other updates include two wet bars, a wine cellar and in-ceiling speakers that can be controlled from any of four wall-mounted iPad stations. The same iPads also control the home’s Nest thermostat and front doorbell camera.

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Big selling point

If it’s not the sleek modernity of the glass cube that is the family room, it’s the second-floor’s front bedroom, with 18-foot ceilings and a skylit “study loft” above the bed.

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Possible deal breaker

The home backs onto a children’s park with a wading pool, which might be nice for potential homeowners with young children—but the noise level could be bothersome to anyone who prefers a more grown-up milieu.

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By the numbers:

• $1,795,000
• 3,500 square feet
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 4 wall-mounted iPad stations
• 2 wet bars
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 hot tub
• 1 wine cellar

The Hunt

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Article source: http://torontolife.com/real-estate/houses/toronto-house-for-sale-75-parkway-avenue/

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