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63 Essex Street - CHRISTIE PITS

63 Essex Street - CHRISTIE PITS

This is a 4+1 bedroom, 3 bathroom semi on an 18 x 182.00 foot lot at 63 Essex Street in Christine Pits.

I'm not sure what I think about it.  

It's kind of overbearing from the outside.

Or as the listing photos call it...


But from this angle on streetview...

It's not so bad.

And considering that the house used to look like this...

I think they have done an okay job with it.

Inside, it's a lot brighter than I thought it would be because of the 2 stories of windows at the back.

The kitchen is a nice kitchen, and it is totally not necessary at all, but I could see someone wanting to 'upgrade' the cabinets.  For me, it is driving me nuts that the dishwasher is right beside the stove.  It's the kind of thing that makes it hard for more that one person to work in the kitchen at the same time.

The third floor master is bright, but has an open washroom that I don't love, but at least the toilet is in its own room with a door...

But why doesn't the '2nd' bedroom have a bathroom...

And the 182 foot yard!?!

It's kind of a mess...

But it is a big, bright house with a garage and a basement apartment with a separate entrance.

There is something about it that reminds me of the 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom detached house at 79 Helena Avenue in Wychwood...

That sold for $1,340,000 in February.

Inside, it kind of reminds me of a larger version of the house a few streets north at 132 Yarmouth Road in Christie Pits...

That just sold for $1,575,000.

This house was first listed at the end of July for $999,000.

Three weeks ago, the price was increased to $1,375,000.

Considering that the Helena Avenue house sold for just under this price and this house has 1 more bedroom and an income unit in the basement, that price doesn't seem so crazy.

Not to mention that Yarmouth was smaller (but detached) and sold for $200,000 more!!!

So...I don't see why this house couldn't get the current asking.

I just think they need to do something with that yard...

P.S.  I wouldn't want to wake up from a nightmare...

In this bed...

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