and it feels like it around here. Gone a lot cooler and snow is forecast....
This week's "Home of the Week," is not my cup of tea and the price of $1.1 million doesn't help the matter. What they don't show you is what the rest of the street looks like. This house will stick out like a sore thumb amongst all the older type houses in the street. I have no idea how they get planning permission to build these eye sores? It's a very clean finish inside, and I do like the look of the garage out back, but too my mind way, way over priced for what it is.
The "Condo of the Week," is for someone with a lot of money, who wants the space of a house without the upkeep. At $3.6 million, plus $2,700 a month maintenance fees; but that does include valet parking, you do need to have deep poackets!! It's okay inside, a little dated, in a prime location, hence the price. Will give this one a miss though; as I'd rather have a bit of outside space as well for that price!!
The Condo of the week overlooks "Hoggs Hollow," in Toronto, which is an unusual name. So I googled why the name and here is a few lines from Wikipedia, you can read the whole article here
"Hoggs Hollow is named after Joseph Hogg, a Scotsman who settled in the area in 1824. Hogg operated a whisky distillery and a grist mill, and was viewed as the most successful of all the millers in the valley. The name is usually written without the apostrophe as Hoggs Hollow, but sometimes appears as Hogg's Hollow.
In 1856, John and William Hogg, sons to the late James Hogg, subdivided their father's estate under the name "Hoggs Hollow". The Hoggs Hollow subdivision included one hundred and forty-one lots. With the area full of quick sand, swamps and bogs, only a few houses were actually built at this time, however. the subdivision stood in close proximity to the historic village of York Mills. A school, post office, pottery, blacksmith, livery, stable, store, golf links and clubhouse, hillside cemetery (at Yonge Street and Mill Street) and St. John's Anglican Church served the community, one largely made up of Scottish, Irish and English immigrants."
Today's Christmas song: