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House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub

Address: 133 Macdonell Avenue
Neighbourhood: Parkdale Agent: Kim Kehoe, Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage Price: $1,499,000 Previously sold for: $185,000, in 1994

The place

A carefully updated 133-year-old Victorian with some original detail.

The history

This house, originally built in 1885, has been slowly renovated by the current owners over the past few decades. Through it all, they kept the claw-foot bath.

Here’s the living room:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub

The dining room:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub

The kitchen is modern, but not too modern:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub

There are four bedrooms. Here’s one of them:

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House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub

And another:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub

One of the bedrooms is set up as a den:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub

The claw-foot tub looks good on a black-and-white tile floor:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub

The entire third floor is devoted to the master bedroom:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub

And here’s the backyard, with a detached garage:

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House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub
Big selling point

The master bedroom has a private balcony that’s sheltered by a charming Victorian gable:

House of the Week: $1.5 million for a Parkdale Victorian with a claw-foot tub
Possible deal breaker

The roof, the retaining wall under the east addition and the basement electrical wiring were all flagged by the home inspector, meaning the buyers may have to spend some money to shore up the structure before they move in.

By the numbers

• $1,499,000 • $5,332.88 in taxes (2017) • 20-by-129.5-square-foot lot • 4 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • 2 parking spaces

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