House of the Week: $1.6 million for an interior designer’s Casa Loma Victorian
ADDRESS: 6 Rathnelly Avenue
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Casa Loma
AGENT: Leeanne Weld, Royal LePage/J & D Division, Brokerage
THE PLACE: A facelift on this detached Victorian in the so-called Republic of Rathnelly allowed its classic details—plaster crown mouldings, ceiling medallions, panelled walls and stained-glass windows—to shine.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: The current owner is interior designer Colleen McGill of McGill Design Group, a regular in Canadian House and Home and on HGTV. She decorated the place herself, natch.
BIG SELLING POINT: The huge third-floor office will make you yearn to work from home. Think cathedral ceilings, a kitchenette with a built-in Miele espresso machine, a private bathroom and French doors leading to a rooftop deck.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: This house has neither garage nor driveway, so you’ll have to settle for permit parking on the street.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $6,933.07 in property taxes (2012)
• 10-foot ceilings on the main floor
• 4 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 3 gas fireplaces
• 3 types of flowering trees in front yard
• 2 porthole windows
• 1 in-home office
• 1 koi pond