House of the Week: $3.4 million for an Annex home that looks old, but in a good way

House of the Week: $3.4 million for an Annex home that looks old, but in a good way

House of the Week: 52 Elgin AvenueClick to view gallery
 

Address: 52 Elgin Avenue
Neighbourhood: Annex
Agent: Andrew Bolton, Keller Williams Realty Centres Brokerage
Price: $3,425,000

The Place: A restored heritage property in the Annex, with plenty of original features.

Bragging Rights: Well-crafted details give the house an air of permanence that most newly renovated buildings lack. The herringbone floors with brass inlay are a particularly nice touch, and so are the decorative plaster ceilings.

Big Selling Point: Although the house was originally built in 1898, it has some contemporary comforts. The Scavolini kitchen has marble countertops, and there’s also a Sonos home sound system, complete with iPad control panels.

Possible Deal Breaker: Finding parking in this part of town is a nightmare on a good day, and this home doesn’t come with a spot. Then again, with Yorkville in easy walking distance, the owners might consider giving up their wheels.

By The Numbers:

• $3,425,000
• $17,705 in property taxes (2013)
• 2,800 square feet
• 1,280-square-foot finished basement
• 340-bottle wine cellar
• 116 years old
• 4 bathrooms
• 4 fireplaces
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 storeys
• 1 home sound system