House of the Week: $4.8 million to live in a historic schoolhouse in Moore Park
The Place: A former schoolhouse in Moore Park that was converted into an art studio and residence.
Bragging Rights: Canadian sculptors Frances Loring and Florence Wyle bought this place, formerly Christ Church Deer Park’s Sunday schoolhouse, in 1920, moved it to its current location and dubbed it “The Church.” They would gather here with other prominent Canadian artists of the time, including the Group of Seven painters.
Big Selling Point: The home features incredible historical details, like Gothic-style windows and beamed cathedral ceilings. The lower level, where the kitchen and dining room are located, is full of exposed brick and rough-hewn touches. It looks like something out of another century.
Possible Deal Breaker: Despite its charm, the subterranean kitchen has a cavelike appearance. Also, the home’s overall layout is highly idiosyncratic. Mere Ikea furniture probably won’t get the job done.
By The Numbers:
• $12,392.75 in property taxes (2013)
• 2,500 square feet above grade
• 2,000-square-foot lower level
• 165 years old, approximately
• 3 previous owners
• 3 wood-burning fireplaces
• 2-car parking
• 1 skylight
• 1 balcony