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House of the Week: $3 million for a boldly decorated historical home in Rosedale

House of the Week: $3 million for a boldly decorated historical home in Rosedale

Address: 53 Elm Avenue
Neighbourhood: Rosedale-Moore Park
Agent: Joseph Robert and Gillian Oxley, Royal LePage/J & D Division, Brokerage
Price: $2,998,000

The Place: A five-bedroom, 5,300-square-foot semi in Rosedale that was built in 1888.

Bragging Rights: Following a major overhaul by reno guru Joe Brennan, the bright and cheerful decor was featured in Canadian House and Home and Chatelaine.

Big Selling Point: If you’re chilly come winter, you need only cozy up to one of the seven fireplaces.

Possible Deal Breaker: For all its size and grandeur, this is still a semi-detached home. Best to make sure the neighbours are nice before making a bid.

By The Numbers:
• $2,998,000
• $17, 267.13 in property taxes (2012)
• 5,300 square feet of living space
• 1,800-square-foot basement
• 9 skylights
• 7 fireplaces
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3-car driveway
• 1-car garage
• 1 wine cellar