House of the Week: $1.9 million for an Islington home with lush landscaped gardens


This west end home looks like a great space, but that’s an awful lot of tchotchkes to dust. And only a two car garage!

ADDRESS: 65 Avonhurst Road

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Islington-City Centre West

PRICE: $1,880,000

THE PLACE: A five-bedroom Etobicoke house with a geometric exterior and a modern, airy interior.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: The home was designed by one of the principals of Van Elsander Carter Architects, known for the light-filled Sidney Smith Café at U of T and the recently shuttered but still beautiful Ford Models Canada space.

BIG SELLING POINT: Walls of windows look onto a peaceful backyard with a rock sculpture waterfall, 15-foot bamboo walls and a veritable arboretum, including apple trees, southern evergreen magnolias and Japanese maples.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Unless you, too, have a Noguchi coffee table and Barcelona chairs, your interiors may not look as polished.

• $1,880,000
• $7,873.93 in property taxes (2012)
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 fireplaces (2 gas, 1 wood)
• 2-car garage
• 1 cold storage room
• 1 whirlpool bathtub

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