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
A Victorian home on a corner lot, with a whopping 11 bedrooms and nine bathrooms.
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:
There’s leaded glass in the living room:
The dining room has a hearth:
In a break with the 19th-century vibe of the rest of the house, the kitchen has some exposed brick:
The master bedroom is on the renovated second floor. The harp really ties the space together, but sadly the house is being rented unfurnished:
The master bathroom:
And there are a couple more bathrooms in the basement:
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.
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