House of the Week: $2.4 million for a grand old Victorian near Christie Pits

House of the Week: $2.4 million for a grand old Victorian near Christie Pits

Address: 646 Euclid Avenue
Neighbourhood: Christie Pits
Agent: Errol Paulicpulle and Blair Alexandra Laursen, Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage
Price: $2,399,900
Previously sold for: $862,000, in 2006

The place

A Victorian with major curb appeal—oh yeah, and a turret.

The history

At some point in its history, the home, originally built in 1906, was converted into a legal duplex. It has two separate units with two separate entrances. Although the interior has been extensively renovated, some original touches remain, like the stained glass windows in the main floor bedroom and living room:

Here’s the main-floor kitchen:

There’s also a bedroom on the main floor, with a bit more stained glass:

There’s plenty of storage in the basement:

The basement sitting area:

And there are two more bedrooms in the basement. Here’s one of them:

And the other:

There’s also an office that could probably be pressed into service as another bedroom:

The basement bathroom is covered in trendy subway tile:

The duplex’s second unit takes up the second and third floors. Here’s one of the second-floor bedrooms:

The second-floor master bedroom. Gotta love that fireplace:

And the second-floor kitchen:

There are two more bedrooms on the third floor. This one has a sliding door that leads to a rooftop patio:

And this bedroom has a cool exposed brick wall and a ladder to nowhere:

The third-floor bathroom:

And here’s the patio:

Big selling point

The home’s classic Victorian style is so grandiose that it could easily be a setting in Murdoch Mysteries.

Possible deal breaker

Right now, the property doesn’t have any tenants, which would make it easy for the buyer to move in. But anyone looking for immediate rental income would have to set their own rent and find their own renters.

By the numbers

• $2,399,900
• $8,375.17 in taxes (2016)
• 110 years old
• 7 bedrooms (three in one unit, four in another)
• 4 bathrooms (two in one unit, two in another)
• 2.5 storeys
• 2 parking spaces

The Hunt