House of the Week: $2.6 million for a newly renovated home with a classic look in the Annex
The Place: A four-plus-one bedroom, five-washroom manse in the heart of the Annex.
Bragging Rights: This place was designed by Restaurant Makeover alum Meredith Heron, so the owner has an instant claim to semi-fame. It’s a total renovation of what was, until recently, a licensed rooming house. According to the selling agents, the current owners rebuilt the entire structure, with the exception of the bricks and some of the exterior wood.
Big Selling Point: A third-floor bedroom, which isn’t actually the master (of course, that’s for the owner to decide) is the coolest room in the house, with interesting architectural details like wide cutouts above the windows, exposed-beam ceilings and a Juliet balcony.
Possible Deal Breaker: The bold and graphic foyer floor is eye-catching, but if your tastes veer towards the ecru/eggshell side of the colour spectrum, it might be a little too eye-catching. Of course, that’s why carpet exists.
By the Numbers:
• 28.25-by-126-foot lot
• 5 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 1 parking space
• 1 celebrity designer