House of the Week: $2 million for a well-preserved older home in Roncesvalles

House of the Week: $2 million for a well-preserved older home in Roncesvalles

Address: 123 Westminster Avenue
Neighbourhood: Roncesvalles
Agent: Stacey Fulton, Sage Real Estate Limited, Brokerage
Price: $1,999,999

The place

A century-old red-brick home, steps away from Roncesvalles Avenue.

The history

The house was built in 1900, but there was a massive renovation in 1982 that added windows to the back and modernized the wiring. More recently, the place has had a paint job and some waterproofing.

Here’s the entry:

The living room:

The dining room:

And the kitchen:

The powder room has some antique details:

There are three bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them:

This one has some built-in shelving:

And here’s another:

There’s also a sunroom:

Naturally the hallway bathroom has a claw-foot tub:

The master bedroom has the third floor to itself:

There’s a detached garage:

And here’s the view from the rear:

Big selling point

History buffs will appreciate the original oak baseboards, doors, trim and staircase. There are also leaded and stained-glass windows throughout and a wrought-iron front yard fence, all still intact at 119 years old.

Possible deal breaker

The small shower in the third-floor master ensuite may be a bit old-school for those looking for glassy, spa-like facilities:

But at least there’s a nice tub and Juliet balcony:

By the numbers

• $1,999,999
• $7,483.08 in taxes
• 119 years old
• 6 parking spaces
• 5 bedrooms
• 4 bathrooms
• 1 garage