House of the Week: $949,000 for a 19th-century row house near Trinity Bellwoods
The Place: A row house in the Niagara Street area. It was completely renovated two years ago.
Bragging Rights: Originally built in 1887 as living quarters for officers at Fort York, bits of reclaimed wood from the original home are decoratively scattered throughout.
Big Selling Point: The open-concept kitchen has a large centre island that should make a good focal point for parties. Just load it up with snacks and let the guests do the rest.
Possible Deal Breaker: The previous owners sacrificed grass for a parking spot, so the new owner will need to head to one of the nearby parks for a glimpse of green. Stanley Park and Trinity-Bellwoods are both within walking distance. (And the parking space is a nice consolation, in any case.)
By The Numbers:
• $3,222.47 in property taxes (2013)
• 4 skylights
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 1 additional bedroom in the basement
• 1-car garage
• 1 gas line in the backyard