BIG STYLE, SMALL SPACES: Townhouse Living

BIG STYLE, SMALL SPACES: Townhouse Living

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BIG STYLE, SMALL SPACES: Townhouse Living

There are a lot of advantes to living in a townhome

Townhouse living has a lot of perks. It’s an ideal choice for a family who wants the feel of a single-family home without all of the maintenance responsibilities that go along with it. Also advantageous is the fact that many townhomes are typically built in a neighbourhood development (so you get that great community feel) with a multi-floor plan, designated parking spots and/or garages.

With Toronto home prices soaring over the past several years, many people can’t afford the deposit on a new home, while the idea of moving into a condo or an older home is equally as unattractive.

I’ve been working with Dunpar Homes on a fabulous new townhouse development called The Ossington, and what makes it incredibly unique to the Toronto market is that they’re not only absolutely stunning, they’re rentals. Yes, you heard it here first. Luxe, beautiful townhomes for rent on Ossington Avenue between Dupont and Davenport.

These are seriously next level. Each Georgian-style home has incredible features: nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, a gas fireplace, stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and custom cabinetry (plus soaker tubs and double-sinks), but one of my personal favourite features is the ground-level gardens and rooftop patios.

If you’re thinking of buying a townhouse (or renting at The Ossington) here are a few of my main reasons you may want to strongly consider it:

A CLASSIC THAT NEVER GOES OUT OF STYLE

There’s a certain historic and timeless quality of a townhouse. They’re found in virtually all great cities of the world – Paris, London, Boston, New York City and now Toronto. They stand the test of time.

ALL THAT GREENSPACE

Whether you’re hosting a backyard barbecue or creating your own little garden, your outdoor space is your small oasis. Plus, some townhome associations include lawn maintenance and landscaping for a monthly fee.

LOWER MAINTENANCE

The maintenance of a townhouse is far less than a single-family home. Typically in a townhouse community, the homeowners’ association handles all the external maintenance to ensure a uniform appearance across all homes in the community and the owner is responsible for basic maintenance of the interior.

PART OF THE COMMUNITY

Because townhouse residents tend to live in close proximity of each other, you have the opportunity to really get to know your neighbours and build that tight-knit community. This can also give you peace of mind knowing you’re all looking out for each other.

MULTI-LEVEL IS A MAJOR PLUS

One of the nice benefits of living in a townhouse is the multi-level floorplans. You will have plenty of space (and privacy) for you and your family with bedrooms upstairs, spacious kitchens and even the option of fully finished basements.

Lisa Rogers is the exclusive interior designer for Dunpar Homes.

Lisa has shared her style and design expertise on popular television programs, such as Canadian Living TV, House & Home TV and The Shopping Channel.

Lisa is one of the most familiar faces on CityTV’s Cityline as a regular guest expert for fashion and image, health and wellness and interior design.


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