House of the Week: $1.25 million for a Victorian semi on Dupont with a jewel of a backyard

House of the Week: $1.25 million for a Victorian semi on Dupont with a jewel of a backyard

House of the Week: 26 Dupont Street
House of the Week: 26 Dupont Street

Address: 26 Dupont Street
Neighbourhood: Annex
Agent: Sarah Garner and Lidia Oliveira, Royal LePage Supreme Realty Brokerage
Price: $1,249,000

The Place: A revamped, four-bedroom Victorian semi so close to Playa Cabana that you could eat there every night.

Bragging Rights: The house, which dates back to the late 1880s, still has its original stained glass windows, wood bannisters and fireplace (with a gas insert swapped in for the coal firebox).

Big Selling Point: The backyard feels like a secret garden, spilling over with leafy plants and covered with a pergola that allows dappled sunlight to filter through.

Possible Deal Breaker: Though the roof off the third-floor bedroom looks perfect for a deck, you’ll have to investigate whether it needs structural work (and potentially a city permit) before venturing out.

By the Numbers:
• $1,249,000
• 125 years old
• 4 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 parking spaces
• 1 garden shed
• 1 gas fireplace