79 Gilmour Avenue - HIGH PARK NORTH
This is a 4+1 bedroom, 5 bathroom house on a 20 x 119.17 foot lot at 79 Gilmour Avenue just south of Annette in High Park.
It's a flip that was listed at $779,000 about a year ago when it looked like this...
So, a HUGE improvement.
Though it isn't a huge house, the layout is really good.
The storage in the basement is kind of in a weird location and I wish the door to the first floor bathroom was adjacent to the stairs and not adjacent to the living room. Plus, I think the family room tv would work better on the opposite wall with a built-in bookcase/closet/tv area extending from the white wall or cabinets. Then you would have storage for coats coming from the laneway parking and you could put in an 'L' shape couch on the wall of black cabinets.
But overall, it's a good house with a good layout.
I like that the kitchen is open but still kind of separate from the living room and dining room. And they have worked in some storage at the front door.
Speaking of the kitchen, are those cabinets black or really dark brown?
Though I like black, it feels a little dark to me (but could easily be painted white to match the opposite wall), but it is a well laid out kitchen with lots of storage.
The bedrooms on the third floor aren't huge, but there is a bathroom up there and the second floor bedroom has an ensuite.
There is a nice backyard and there are 2 (or more like 1 and a half) parking spots...
With a tree that seems like it could fall on the cars anyday...
I just can't figure out what is going on with the price.
It seems as though it was listed at the beginning of June or the end of May for $1,395,000...
But it has been on the market since June 15 for $1,460,000.
Or just over $600,000 more than the asking price from last year.
Was this a $600,000 reno? No. But it wasn't cheap.
And this street is really nice. So, why hasn't it sold?
Well, I think it is a little overpriced.
It's a great house, but it isn't as close to Bloor as many people would like and perhaps a little too close to Annette.
And there are few quirks (though those could easily be fixed at a small-ish cost).
But over all, it's a great house.
I just think it will sell closer to $1,365,000.
P.S. Is it just me or is this carpet on the third floor making the hard wood look like it's a mix of wide plank and narrow strips of wood...
(thanks to D for sending this in!)