House of the Week: $1.2 million for a Cabbagetown Victorian with a surprisingly light-filled interior

House of the Week: $1.2 million for a Cabbagetown Victorian with a surprisingly light-filled interior

House of the Week: 1 Parkview Avenue

Address: 1 Parkview Avenue
Neighbourhood: Cabbagetown-South St. Jamestown
Agent: Peter McLeman, Chestnut Park Real Estate
Price: $1,239,000

The Place: An updated Cabbabgetown Victorian with an airy interior.

Bragging Rights: That plaque at the front door means this place was part of the Old Cabbagetown Tour of Homes. Sure, it’s just strangers traipsing through your living room, but how many times has your house been part of a tour of anything? And the property’s historical bona fides don’t end there: it’s part of the Cabbagetown North heritage conservation district, which means there are some legal restrictions on alterations and additions. (Fortunately, the property has already undergone a bit of renovation over the past decade, including major roof work, new windows and refinishing for the wood floors.)

Big Selling Point: The next best thing to breakfast in bed—which, sadly, isn’t a luxury most can afford on a typical weekday—might be breakfast in this home’s sun-dappled dining nook. (Even if you’re still looking out at snow in April.)

Possible Deal Breaker: Though the dining area has room for a large 12-person table, you may not want to host that many guests when the kitchen is located one floor above. For big dinner parties, it might be better to use the barbecue instead.

By the Numbers:

• $1,239,000
• $6165.61 in taxes
• 3,000 square feet
• 15.33′ x 98′ lot
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 fireplaces