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Updated High Park Classic Asks $1M Over 2011 Price

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[Photos via 35highpark.com]


This five-bedroom, five-bathroom charmer on a High Park Boulevard corner lot was listed at $2,365,000, and sold after just four days on the market. Built in 1913, it's been updated fully—the kitchen has a huge marble island and big, shiny high-end appliances, and they've put in a new roof and electrical system—but the gorgeous original woodwork and floors are intact. Check out the amazing Art Nouveau light fixture on the newel post; classiest ring-toss ever. The built-in bench in the landing's bay window would be the perfect spot to curl up with a book (or a laptop, more likely). The top floor could be an ideal office space, or a private retreat for a teenager. Even the basement is stylish and bright, the ductwork hidden by coffered molding. The house looks a lot different than it did in 2011, when it was last on the market (for $1,299,000); the renovations have made the interior a lot lighter and brighter, but they've also given the house a little bit of that generic white marble/slate-grey-paint sameness. Have a look at the photos at the end of the linked gallery; it's kind of a shame they didn't at least preserve the incredible murals on the dining room walls and ceiling. What's your take? Discuss in the comments.

· House of the week [Toronto Life]
http://beautifultorontohomes.com/35-high-park-blvd-sold/
· 35 High Park Blvd. sold! [Beautiful Toronto Homes]
· High Park history and stories [High Park Toronto]