- 63 St. Clair Avenue West #1805
- Asking price: $1.285-million
- Taxes: $8,434 (2008)
- Monthly fee: $1,777
- MLS: C1584593
- Listing Broker: Elli Davis, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
Views of the city skyline south to the lake can be enjoyed from this Granite Place suite, says listing agent Elli Davis. “The suite has two balconies with east and south exposures.”
The two-bedroom, two-bathroom suite has been renovated with top-of-the-line custom finishes, she says. “Rooms are bright and modern.”
The kitchen has built-in stainless steel appliances and marble floors. A walk-in closet and a four-piece marble ensuite bathroom with both a tub and a shower stall are features of the master bedroom.
The suite has an ensuite laundry and comes with two parking spaces and a locker.
Building amenities include a recreation area with an indoor pool, an exercise area, a hot tub and 24-hour security.
Elli once again took part in the annual Charity Golf Classic in Support of Colon Cancer Canada. This year Canadian music legend Anne Murray was welcomed to the organization, helping bring more awareness to this cause. The sun was shining making it a perfect day to be on the putting green and CTV was there to cover the event.
No holes in one for Elli, but everyone wins with the generous contributions made by the participants and raised at the silent auction.
Avenue Road and Bloor Street
- 77 Avenue Road #212
- Asking price: $1.695-million
- Taxes: $9,764 (2008)
- Monthly fee: $2,714
- MLS: C1566755
- Listing Broker: Elli Davis, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
A landscaped private terrace with a fence with tempered glass, planters and a pergola are highlights of this suite, says listing agent Elli Davis.
The 2,854-square-foot suite plus 495-sq.-ft. terrace is like a large bungalow, she says.
Pot lights in the living room, halogen lighting in the separate dining room, granite floors and counters in the eat-in kitchen and a walk-in closet and a six-piece ensuite bathroom are other highlights.
The study has a built-in bookcase, the den has granite floors, the foyer has pot lights and the second bedroom has a walkout to a patio. The suite comes with two underground parking spaces.
Building amenities include a concierge, a rooftop deck and garden, visitor parking and a security guard.
Bathurst Street and Sheppard Avenue, Toronto
This seven-bedroom, eight-bath York Downs home boasts luxurious features that include an indoor pool, a five-car underground garage and an elevator that services all three levels.
- 47 Timberlane Drive
- Asking price: $2.85-mil.
- Taxes: $18,820 (2008)
- MLS: C1569432
A large family who enjoys kids running around all the time and hosting lots of parties will love this house on Timberlane Drive, says listing agent Elli Davis of Royal LePage Real Estate Services.
The grand and spacious home was built 18 years ago and was extensively redesigned and redecorated about five years ago. “It’s in move-in condition,” she says. “It’s the first time it’s been offered for sale.”
The lower level has a 33×17-foot indoor pool with a hand-painted mural, a spa and a change room. Nanny’s quarters, direct access to a five-car underground garage and an elevator that offers access to all three levels of the home are practical features.
For those who don’t have a summer home, this property also offers outdoor living. “You can open the doors on the lower level and go outside to the ravine,” she says.
A gas fireplace in the living room, a separate dining room, a powder room and a panelled library are main-floor features. A kitchen, with two islands, lends itself to use as a kosher kitchen or two chefs in the family. There are two sets of everything, three dishwashers and a pantry for a Passover kitchen, she says. The family room off the kitchen has a walkout to a deck.
The main floor also has a study, a two-storey skylit foyer and a bedroom with a three-piece bathroom. “The bedroom would make an ideal play area,” Ms. Davis says.
Three electric air cleaners, three forced-air gas furnaces, two washers and dryers and an alarm system are other features of the seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom brick home.
Timberlane Drive, in the York Downs area, “is known for its large lots, exclusivity and quiet location away from the hustle and bustle, yet easily accessible to the highway,” she says. “A park, TTC, shops and synagogues are nearby and it’s a stone’s throw from Earl Bales Park.”
I sponsored a fashion show this week. It was a very exciting evening for both myself and my guests. We were fortunate enough that Deirdre Kelly was there. Here’s what Deirdre wrote about the evening.
You’ve heard of model homes. Now make room for runway real estate. Elli Davis, a leading Toronto broker, helped sponsor a catwalk show on Tuesday night. Local designer Lucian Matis, a Project Runway runner-up, presented a solid show of jaw-dropping gowns that sparkled like the flashy big-ticket condos now beading the city skyline. While the clothing whispered glamour, their association with Ms. Davis loudly declared that where you live, darling, is as important as what you wear.
The pairing of beauty and property isn’t entirely new. In New York, it’s not uncommon to find models in Manolos and Gucci showing condos to prospective buyers, the idea being that their good looks and superior sense of style will impart the feeling that buying expensive real estate is a lifestyle experience, as memorable as buying a Birkin bag. In Ms. Davis’s case, the aim was brand promotion – her own and that of the abundantly talented Mr. Matis: “I wanted my name out there with his.”
Thankful for her support, Mr. Matis custom-made Ms. Davis a black silk-and-chiffon cocktail dress to wear to his L’Oreal Fashion Week fall-line debut. “I felt great in it, and got a lot of compliments,” she said. Houses and clothes: It’s all about the right fit.
By Deirdre Kelly
Taken from the Globe and Mail, March 22, 2008
- Date: Wednesday March 25th, 2009
- Time: 7-9 pm
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“Our goal for the Courage to Lead is to create a productive environment for women to connect, learn, and share ideas. We achieved that last night and it is because each one of you contributed you time and talent. I’ve had over 50 emails from guests thanking us, many of them… to convey their appreciation to Ann, Elli and GarethÂ for your wise words and advice. Being connected to such talented and exceptional people is indeed an honour. Thank you.”
Publisher, Women’s Post
Royal LePage award winners had their accomplishments celebrated at this annual event. After the photo shoots, a lively evening followed including dinner, music and dancing. It was also at this time that winners were acknowledged, and presented with gifts of appreciation from Royal LePage.
Here is video footage of Elli Davis receiving her award as top agent in Toronto for the 22nd time!
Last Saturday, Sean Cowan from Global Television’s Real Investments TV interviewed Elli on how to buy a condo in Toronto. The focus of the piece was whether it is better to buy new or resale.
Elli sees the advantages of buying new – but points out that the excitement of new comes with a stiff price tag – costs which are hidden from the buyer until the very end:
With a new condo you will get up to the minute appliances and maybe higher ceilings. However in new you would have to put in your own wall coverings, window coverings, paint colours, carpeting upgrades, etc.
The big advantage to resale:
In resale you can see what you are buying. You actually inherit many extras in the price….Anything that the owner has already put into the property.
In general, buying a resale condo is safer concludes Elli – because you can physically visit the actual property:
Keep in mind you are buying from a floor plan from a sales office. The most common complaint I hear is “Oh, It’s a little smaller than I thought it would be. Or that “there’s something there that I didn’t expect”.