House of the Week: $1.8 million for a Pape Village house on a giant lot

House of the Week: $1.8 million for a Pape Village house on a giant lot

Address: 4 O’Connor Drive
Neighbourhood: Pape Village
Agent: Anna Oliver, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
Price: $1,799,000

The Place: A stately five-bedroom house overlooking the Don Valley.

The History: According to the owners, there’s some confusion about the exact age of the place: a survey that shows the original footprint dates to 1906, but a deed they’ve found says the house was built in 1926. Either way, the leaded glass windows and matchstick wood floors are original to the home. Luckily, not everything is that old—the kitchen and roof were redone in 2013.

Big Selling Point: The 493-foot-long lot is huge by any standard. To put it in perspective, you could fit three Olympic-sized pools end to end in that space. That makes for a heck of a spot for a backyard barbecue—or a football game, for that matter.

Possible Deal Breaker: The glass bricks in the second bathroom let light into the room, but they’re not exactly the most current style choice.

By the Numbers:

• $1,799,000
• $5979.23 in taxes (2015)
• 2,715 square feet
• 1050-square-foot basement
• 493-foot-long lot
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 parking spaces
• 3 bathrooms
• 3 storeys