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House of the Week: $2.1 million for a Summerhill semi with a tranquil sunken living room

House of the Week: 125 MacPherson Avenue Address: 125 MacPherson Avenue
Neighbourhood: Yorkville
Agent: Allan Consky, Royal LePage/J & D Division, Brokerage
Price: $2,095,000

The Place: A two-bedroom brick semi on a pretty, tree-lined street in Summerhill.

Bragging Rights: Plenty of traditional homes have had contemporary makeovers, but few snag a feature in DesignLines magazine. A recent reno brought in design-centric details like walnut accents, a sunken back living room and an open-tread stairwell.

Big Selling Point: Living in a semi doesn’t mean you can’t party. The dual-layer drywall, sound-deadening insulation and sound-muffling staircase surround will let you rock out to the latest Rihanna track without disturbing your neighbours.

Possible Deal Breaker: The main and second floor are thoroughly modern, which makes the ho-hum basement feel a little drab.

By The Numbers:
• $2,095,000
• $6,917.65 in property taxes (2012)
• 1,400 square feet of living space
• 500-square-foot lower level
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 skylights
• 2 bedrooms
• 2-car parking
• 2 wood-burning fireplaces
• 1 wine cooler
• 1 crawl space with storage

  • Michelle

    I can’t imagine ever needing to turn on the fireplace – just read what’s above it and that should get you hot enough!

  • simone

    based on the design aesthetic, i’d wager a guess that no woman lives in this house. very masculine colours and furniture.

  • Anon

    I’d never spend this kind of money on such a small basic home. Really a waste!

  • Paper_girl

    I can’t imagine paying so much for this house but then I guess I’m not their target.

  • KT

    You didn’t even mention the Toto Neorest Japanese style toilet pictured in the master bath. It’s the best toilet money can buy, but still doesn’t make this house worth over 2million.

  • jo

    whoever pays 2 mill for this has more money than sense!