House of the Week: $3.3 million for a duplex in a former Moss Park carriage house

House of the Week: $3.3 million for a duplex in a former Moss Park carriage house

Address: 154 Shuter Street
Neighbourhood: Moss Park
Agent: Georgia Athanasiou, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Limited, Brokerage
Price: $3,250,000
Previously sold for: $1.4 million, in 2012

The place

A converted 1910 carriage house.

The building is split into two separate dwelling units. Here’s the main floor:


The open living space has plenty of room for a couch:


And the kitchen gets a corner of its own:


There’s also a bedroom down here:


And an ensuite bathroom with colourful tiles on the walls:


The second floor is a completely different living space, and it’s a bit less polished:


The pine floors are original to the building:


A plywood kitchen:


And there’s an office:


The second-floor bedroom has a definite industrial vibe:


The master bedroom takes up the entire third floor. And yeah, that’s a bathtub in the middle of the room:


Big selling point

The place has an interior reminiscent of a hard loft, but without the noisy neighbours and condo fees. And, unlike most lofts, it comes with a sizeable rooftop terrace:


The history

Built in 1910, this home was originally the carriage house for the Rosar Funeral Home. The building was designed in the Renaissance Revival style by J.M. Cowan, and it’s not his only surviving work. He’s also responsible for the stage at the Factory Theatre, as well as many Catholic schools throughout the city, some of which have now been converted into condos.

Possible deal breaker

An industrial feel permeates the space. The buyer will need to give extra thought to furnishing and styling this property, or it may not feel quite as homey as it could.

By the numbers

• $3,250,000
• $6,800 (2016 taxes)
• 4,300 square feet
• 600 square foot terrace
• 12 foot ceilings
• 4 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 2 parking spaces

The Hunt

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