SOLD! I must admit that I am taken nearly as much with what is behind this house, as with the careful transformation the house itself has undergone in the last two years. Because behind the back fence is the lovely St. John’s Catholic church. I’ll never have reason to step inside, I don’t suppose...
SOLD! It’s not that I find the front of this new listing unattractive – far from it, I actually think the house is adorable – but I’ve chosen to show you its back-side above because I think it tells you more about the house. That’s true in a literal sense, of course, in that you get a glimpse of the old block garage, and the blossom trees, and the pretty yard.
SOLD! The area immediately north of McBurney Park, and on into the fruit belt, is my favourite in the city. That’s why I live there and why I have no intention of leaving anytime soon. This new listing at 126 Raglan Road is as fine a way for you to join this community as I’ve seen in recent months.
SOLD! Not every house can be an architectural wonder. Not every home is going to make you drop the newspaper, or run for the telephone, and start packing up the kids’ rooms. Most listings are for more modest homes, and 270 Yonge St is just such a place.
SOLD! I can see myself living in this house on Tacoma Crescent, in west-end Kingston. I’d be happy here (deliriously so). My kids would be happy too (the property backs on to a quiet park), and my partner, well, she’d be thrilled. Not that there’s anything wrong with where I live now (far from it), it’s just that seriously modern and provocative houses like this one come along so rarely...
SOLD! The sellers of this home have moved recently to Germany. They thought they might return but one of life’s tidal surges has now swept them more permanently overseas. And so, if you’re looking for a brick home well-renovated, then their move away is to your distinct advantage.
SOLD! I’ve realised in recent months that Quebec St, down the hill from McBurney Park in downtown Kingston, is an address that has has some real cache. It’s a pretty little street ,where everyone knows each other. Whenever I pull up outside this grand new listing there seem to be people out roadside talking to each other, leaning on a broom, or else there’s a grinning kid beepbeeping on a scooter.
SOLD! I’m a downtown guy. I live on Charles St, not far from this new listing on Pine, and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I love my house, and walking my kids to school across the old Loblaws property. I like bearing witness to the transformation these streets are undergoing.
14 Greenview #603. As I write down that short combination of words and numbers this morning it reads to me more like a secret code than the street address of a new listing. Some fancy play a quarterback might call on the football field. There’s something inscrutable about it, and the more I repeat it to myself the stranger it sounds.
The first time I walked into this bright and clean and ready-to-go condominium, I headed over to the patio doors and looked out over what seemed an entirely different city. It just didn’t look like Kingston out there. It was an odd, though not in the slightest bit unpleasant experience.