House of the Week: $1.7 million for hockey legend Doug Gilmour’s East York home

Would a previous owner make a home more enticing? What if the owner was a hockey legend? For just $1.7M you can live like Doug Gilmour, backing on to a ravine…

ADDRESS: 194 Parkview Hill Crescent

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Old East York/Parkview

PRICE: $1,699,000

THE PLACE: A five-bedroom home on a private ravine lot overlooking the East Don River and conservation lands.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: How many people can say they bought their house off former Toronto Maple Leaf captain Doug Gilmour? While it’s unlikely the Hall of Famer will leave behind any memorabilia, you can still feel closer to the game than the VIPs sitting in the platinum seats at the ACC.

BIG SELLING POINT: The lot is 50 feet by 226 feet, resulting in a backyard big enough for a truly blow-out party. The 300-square-foot deck even has a gas hookup for the BBQ, eliminating the chance of running out of propane at the critical moment.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Most walls in the place are white, with some eggshell thrown in for good measure. That’s good for pristine neat freaks, but if you like a bit more colour in your life, you’ll have to hire some painters.

• $1,699,000
• 4,616 square feet
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 previous owner who’s a living legend

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