This $1.2-million rowhouse in Toronto’s Junction Triangle is a duplex: Home of the week
Location: 7 Alpine Ave.,
Dupont St. and Dundas St. W.
Asking price: $1,198,000
Size: about 1,520 sq. ft., plus about 440 sq. ft. finished basement
Lot: 16.71-by-150 feet, no garage, lane drive with two parking spaces
Taxes: $4,038 (2021)
Bedrooms: 3 plus 1
This 2-1/2-storey Victorian rowhouse duplex in Toronto’s west-end Junction Triangle neighbourhood has two, two-level units that are fully renovated with a walkout to outdoor space in each.
“When we bought the house in 2013 almost everything needed a complete renovation. We lived in constant construction for the first three years, but since then we’ve had time to enjoy the big property and all the character inside the house,” says homeowner Ryan Aguanno. “During renovations we found newspaper clippings dating back to the 1940s.
“The Pearson Airport (UP Express) train and Bloor subway are both just a walk away, and both are accessible by the West Toronto Railpath which runs right beside us,” adds Aguanno.
The home is close to Bloor St. W., and walking distance to restaurants, shopping, schools and parks, with High Park a five-minute drive away.
“From the front, this home appears to be a typical Victorian home, but the property is actually 150 feet deep, running all the way from Alpine Ave. at the front to Clark Cres. at the rear, which allows for the possible addition of an extra-large laneway house to be built,” says listing agent Anna Kemp, sister-in-law to the owner.
“The home provides the next owner with a wide array of options, such as to move into one unit and rent the other; build a laneway house; convert the home for single-family use; or take advantage of its triplex designation and add another unit,” added Kemp.
The end-unit rowhouse has a brick exterior painted a light grey, a peaked roof, covered porch, stone walkway and a front garden with mature tree.
A shared foyer inside the front door has one door leading to the first unit on the main and lower levels; another door opens to the second unit on the second and third floors.
The first unit, outfitted with laminate floors, has a bedroom at the front of the home with a picture window. The living room also has a picture window.