When on a quest to find a new home, one must take into consideration a wide range of factors in order to find the perfect place to settle down. The location, surrounding areas, the floor plan, the available storage spaces, windows and lighting are all things that occupy the mind when one is house-hunting. But another significant aspect which should not be overlooked is the ‘curb appeal’ of a property—in other words, how it looks from the street! An impressive façade, a well-maintained front yard and a generous driveway all contribute to an overall pleasant impression when viewing a house at first glance.
Here are three memorable homes with stunning curb appeal currently up for sale in the Toronto real estate market:
#1 4 Sunnybrook Road, Toronto, 4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $1,599,000
First up we have this beautiful 4-bedroom home located in the south-western part of Toronto, in the prestigious Swansea real estate market. The property lies in a highly sought-after area, in the proximity of lakefront parkland, the shops of Bloor West Village, fine dining restaurants and a subway station. Some top-rated schools can also be found in this area.
The gorgeous home boasts striking elements from the Tudor architectural style. The steep-pitched roof, the lovely details of the decorative half-timbering and the brick chimneys all contribute to an impression of architectural excellence. The bay windows on the lower right part of the façade, along with the groupings of windows on the upper level also give the house an air of nobility. The front lawn is well-maintained, whilst the simple, yet elegant wrought iron railings are in perfect harmony with the rest of the home.
#2 8 Hazelbrae Road, Toronto, 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, $1,298,000
Second on our list is this newly-renovated family home, also a nice example of Swansea real estate. It can be found on the charming Hazelbrae Road, close to a metro line, a few good restaurants and a handful of parks, such as Rennie Park and High Park.
Similarly to the previous listing, this graceful home also boasts elements borrowed from Tudor revival architecture. This can be seen in the small but impressive half-timbering below the steep-pitched gable roof. Nearly the entire façade of the house is made up of exposed brick walls. The generous use of windows provides additional lighting for the interior. The entire roof was completely redone with shingles a few years back, all the while maintaining the general sophistication of the home. The well-cared-for wooden fence, the brick column near the stairs and a pleasant front lawn with some shrubs all come together to present an exemplary family home with a very attractive exterior aspect.
#3 64 Olsen Drive, Toronto, 4 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, $2,595,000
We conclude our list with a house boasting features that are somewhat different from those of the previous two. The property is located at the northern periphery of The Queen City, in the Graydon real estate market to be exact. Nearby you’ll be able to find all the necessary amenities.
The entire home follows a contemporary, minimalist style, inside and out. The façade of the house is quite simple, featuring small windows contrasted by a majestic entryway. Natural materials were used throughout the exterior, including stone and wood. The spacious attached garage blends in very well with the rest of the property’s aspect. The overall look of the home is balanced by the spacious driveway which can easily fit two cars, located next to some attractive shrubs by the main entryway.
As you can see from the examples above, having great curb appeal adds extra value to a home, not to mention a strong and memorable character. We’re curious: how much importance do you give to outward appearances when you’re looking for a place of your own? Or are the interior features of the house much more significant for your taste? Share your views with us in the comments section below!