This retro home in Toronto has not been on the market for over 50 years and costs nearly $ 3 million

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in North York, this custom-built four-bedroom, three-bathroom bungalow has been with the original owners since 1956.

It has been listed for $ 2,888,000 as part of a property sale, but to be clear does not mean that the contents of the house are upside down as well.

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Living room fireplace.

The home is obviously very dated as it has been in the same family for 65 years.

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One of the bedrooms.

From linoleum floors to wood paneling and shag rugs, this place needs some updating, which is exactly what the list suggests.

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The kitchen which opens to the dining room and living room.

But it has decent bones with over 2,500 square feet of above ground living space.

“At the time it was built, it was a state-of-the-art custom bungalow,” real estate agent Analena Mandlsohn told blogTO.

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The living room.

The living room and dining room are large with lots of natural light and the fireplace that divides the rooms is retro in a fun way.

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The kitchen.

The kitchen seems to have had better days. The cabinets are in rough shape and white goods are similar to those from the 70s.

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View of the breakfast area from the kitchen.

But it has a big footprint with the breakfast area, so there is plenty you can do with it.

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An office or extra bedroom.

While the living room and dining room are semi-open concept, the rest of the home is pretty chopped up with lots of smaller rooms.

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The dining room on the other side of the fireplace.

But you can easily knock over some walls to create a more open concept layout, especially when it comes to living room, dining room and kitchen.

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The family room.

The family room is somehow smaller than the main bedroom and the main bedroom is not even that big.

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A bedroom.

Speaking of bedrooms, there are four, but they are quite small.

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The main bedroom.

The master bedroom has an ensuite bathroom, but the others have to share.

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The master bedroom ensuite bathroom.

And speaking of bathrooms, they need some major updates.

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The basement with built-in bookcase.

There is more living space in the basement, which is possibly the most dated part of the house.

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The basement also has a wet bar and fireplace.

The floors remind me of an old townhouse, and the wet bar is very mid-century.

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The second bathroom.

But if you’re renovating, just note that the home does not include the refrigerator, washing machine, chandeliers, or ceiling fan in the family room … not that you really want to keep those things.

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The backyard.

But if you hate everything about the house and want to start from scratch, the property itself is well located – it is close to shopping, transit and all the other amenities you want.

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Views of Earl Bales Park.

But the biggest selling point for this house is the fact that it is basically in Earl Bales Park. You are surrounded by nature and it is a very private street.

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The beautiful Timberlane Drive in the fall.

“This is a rare opportunity for a buyer to live in the heart of Toronto on an almost quarter of an acre of land facing back to green spaces on the most prestigious street in the area,” Mandlsohn said.


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