House of the Week: $700,000 for a cute detached home northwest of High Park
The Place: A sweet family home—complete with an antique porch swing on the veranda—in the heart of Lambton.
Bragging Rights: When listing agent Caitlin Turner and her husband bought the house two years ago, it was well-maintained but dated as the previous homeowner had lived there for 35 years. The pair, who run Harvey Homes and Interiors, did a savvy reno job, opening up the closed-in porch, adding cedar shakes to the exterior and completely overhauling the kitchen.
Big Selling Point: The welcoming kitchen, which has coffered ceilings, an oversized farmhouse sink and a chalkboard wall perfect for writing out menus and grocery lists. The cupboards are Ikea, but the overall effect is more French countryside than Swedish assembly line.
Possible Deal Breaker: The rustic exposed beams in the basement are against regulations for leasing to tenants. You’ll either have to cover them back up, use the space as a nanny suite, or just be thankful you have two kitchens for prep come Thanksgiving.
By the Numbers:
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 storeys
• 2 years of renovations
• 1 antique porch swing
• 1 garage