House of the Week: $1.3 million for an Orangeville century home steps from a conservation area

House of the Week: $1.3 million for an Orangeville century home steps from a conservation area

The 2,000-square-foot property comes with arches all over, an original staircase, shiplap ceilings and a backyard big enough for a wedding

Neighbourhood: Orangeville
Price: $1,354,000
Previously sold for: $695,000 in 2020
Size: 2,018 square feet above grade, plus an unfinished basement
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 3
Parking spots: 2
Real estate agent: Jade Skuce, Royal LePage


The place

A three-bedroom, three-bathroom detached in Orangeville. The place comes with a private two-car driveway and a storage shed in the huge backyard. It’s within walking distance of downtown’s cafés and shops as well as the many walking trails in the Upper Credit Conservation Area.

The history

This classic Victorian was built in 1875 and was originally the home of saddler William Bracken. Its current owner bought it in 2020, gutted the interior and added extensive landscaping to the front and back. The owner is now moving to Europe, so they’re putting the house on the market.

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The tour

Here’s the façade, featuring a typical bay window along with a front door stacked with a transom window. The mudroom and stone driveway were added during renovations.

This 2,000-square-foot Orangeville home is currently going for $1.3 million.

The foyer comes with its original staircase plus engineered hardwood floors.

The staircase comes with an original wood hand rail.

Through the arched doorway is the living room, which has been completely redesigned save for the bay window.

The living room bay window is a nice touch.

All sides of the home are lined with arched windows. Those shelves are built in.

There's also an arched window and built in shelving in the living room.

The dining area sits just beyond the front room.

Onto the dining room.

In the open concept living and dining area: original exposed brick, a gas fireplace with quartz surround, an arched support wall and one ornate chandelier.

The exposed brick here is original.

The kitchen is equipped with open shelving, bespoke oak cabinets with integrated appliances and a quartz island.

There’s also a coffee bar here, plus some floor-to-ceiling storage, including the camouflaged fridge.

This angle reveals the second entrance and mudroom just off the kitchen.

Here’s that mudroom, with polished concrete floors and a wall of windows.

This office, meanwhile, lives on the opposite end of the house.

The powder room shares a wall with the office and comes with half-wall wainscoting, brass accents and some funky wallpaper.

Now for the sunroom, with more exposed brick, new windows and a glass sliding door leading to the backyard.

The office has a sliding door that exists to the backyard.

All three bedrooms are found upstairs. First, here’s the main bedroom, which comes with shiplap ceilings, custom closets and an ensuite bathroom.

Note the custom closets around the main-bedroom door frame.

The main ensuite has a porcelain-tiled glass shower, a soaker tub and a quartz vanity with a marble-rimmed mirror.

The vanity has a quartz counter and a marble mirror.

The second bedroom comfortably fits a queen-sized bed and overlooks the front yard.

The second bedroom overlooks the front yard.

Across the hall is the third bedroom.

A peek inside the third bedroom.

Here’s a peek inside the shared bathroom, which has porcelain floors and a dresser-style vanity.

The shared bathroom has porcelain floors.

Moving outside reveals the deck—gas grill included—and stone patio.

IN the backyard: a wooden deck and stone patio.

The current owners use the garden shed for additional storage.

The garage can be used for additional storage.

The property is actually a double lot, so the backyard is exceptionally large, with room for a dining area and firepit

There's also a dining area and fire pit.


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