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Rental of the Week: $11,500 per month for a Victorian mansion in the Annex

By Maria Iqbal| Photography by Russel & Sohn
Rental of the Week: $11,500 per month for a Victorian mansion in the Annex

Address: 72 Lowther Avenue
Neighbourhood: The Annex Agents: Ryanne McGee and Jeff Scott, Chestnut Park Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage Price: $11,500 per month, plus utilities

The place

A Victorian home on a corner lot, with a whopping 11 bedrooms and nine bathrooms.

The history

This house was built in the 1890s. For a time, the property was used as a rooming house, and later as a bed and breakfast. It was converted back into a single family home in October 2007. A few years ago, it was used as a location in Pay the Ghost, a Nicholas Cage movie. The owner of 15 years, a transportation specialist, recently repainted the interior and renovated the second floor.

The banister in the entryway still has its original woodwork and detail:

Rental of the Week: $11,500 per month for a Victorian mansion in the Annex

There’s leaded glass in the living room:

Rental of the Week: $11,500 per month for a Victorian mansion in the Annex

The dining room has a hearth:

Rental of the Week: $11,500 per month for a Victorian mansion in the Annex

In a break with the 19th-century vibe of the rest of the house, the kitchen has some exposed brick:

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Rental of the Week: $11,500 per month for a Victorian mansion in the Annex

The master bedroom is on the renovated second floor. The harp really ties the space together, but sadly the house is being rented unfurnished:

Rental of the Week: $11,500 per month for a Victorian mansion in the Annex

The master bathroom:

Rental of the Week: $11,500 per month for a Victorian mansion in the Annex

And there are a couple more bathrooms in the basement:

Rental of the Week: $11,500 per month for a Victorian mansion in the Annex
Major perks

There are five parking spaces, so the renter will have no trouble hosting massive parties. And, with all those bedrooms, guests can stay over, too.

Possible deal breaker

The well-preserved antique features make the home perfect for spooky movie shoots, but anyone who’s afraid of ghosts might want to look elsewhere.

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By the numbers

• $11,500 per month • 5,000 square feet (not including basement) • 11 bedrooms • 9 bathrooms • 5 parking spots • 3 storeys • 2 fireplaces

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