House of the Week: $4.4 million for an Annex period home with a rooftop hot tub
ADDRESS: 80 Bedford Road
AGENTS: Veronica Lord and Alex Pino, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada, Brokerage
THE PLACE: A six-bedroom home built in 1889 and completely restored and renovated by the current owners. They worked hard to maintain the integrity of the original design, including keeping the original hardwood flooring, wainscoting and marble fireplace.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: This may be one of the oldest houses on the street, but that doesn’t mean it lacks in modern luxuries. The backyard, for instance, has a sleek lap pool, an infinity waterfall and a paved basketball court, and there’s a panoramic view of the city from the hot tub on the rooftop.
BIG SELLING POINT: Two words: coach house. With a fully equipped kitchen, living room and loft area, it could be anything from a home office to an out-of-earshot place for your teens to catch up on the latest season of Jersey Shore.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: The upstairs bathroom with black and red tiling is more ’90s retro than 1890s Victorian.
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $19,395.63 in property taxes (2012)
• 8 bathrooms
• 6 bedrooms
• 3 fireplaces
• 3-car gated driveway
• 2 outdoor showers
• 1 basketball court
• 1 coach house
• 1 lap pool with infinity waterfall
• 1 hot tub