NEIGHBOURHOOD: Old East York/Parkview
THE PLACE: A five-bedroom home on a private ravine lot overlooking the East Don River and conservation lands.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: How many people can say they bought their house off former Toronto Maple Leaf captain Doug Gilmour? While it’s unlikely the Hall of Famer will leave behind any memorabilia, you can still feel closer to the game than the VIPs sitting in the platinum seats at the ACC.
BIG SELLING POINT: The lot is 50 feet by 226 feet, resulting in a backyard big enough for a truly blow-out party. The 300-square-foot deck even has a gas hookup for the BBQ, eliminating the chance of running out of propane at the critical moment.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Most walls in the place are white, with some eggshell thrown in for good measure. That’s good for pristine neat freaks, but if you like a bit more colour in your life, you’ll have to hire some painters.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• 4,616 square feet
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 previous owner who’s a living legend
Ilan Joseph is a Real Estate Broker with Sutton Group and is co-founder of a 10-person award-winning Toronto real estate team. You can find him on Twitter and Google+. For over 10 years, Ilan has provided more than 1300 buyers and sellers valued advice and service, enabling them to reach their real estate goals. He’s kind of like the Bruce Willis of real estate.