House of the Week: $1.6 million for this 1892 classic in Milton
ADDRESS: 103 Thomas Street
AGENTS: Bill Goodale, Don Goodale and Brad Miller, Century 21 Miller Real Estate
THE PLACE: Just blocks away from the cookie-cutter homes of Hawthorne Village, sits this classic Victorian pile, built six decades before the world was introduced to the word “ex-urb.” Old Milton’s charming Main Street—yes, the main street’s called Main Street—is just steps away, as is a massive park where the neighbourly visitors all know one another’s names. Renovations have been completed throughout to modernize the kitchen and bathrooms from their 1892 originals.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: In a town now synonymous with McMansions and sprawl, this home remains sizable, but quaint—nary a turret or oversize marble foyer in sight.
BIG SELLING POINT: The carriage house, with room for three Mustangs or mustangs, has an upstairs loft that can be turned into an office or teenager’s getaway. And isn’t it way more fun to say “my car’s in the carriage house” than “my car’s in the garage?”
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The place comes with all the requirements for an appearance on Ghost Hunters. New owners are advised to know who to call.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $6,180 taxes
• 4,000 square feet
• 118 years
• 50-minute drive to downtown Toronto
• 10-foot ceilings
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 baths