House of the Week: $1.3 million for a refined row house in Little Portugal
A renovated home near Dundas and Dufferin. It’s close to the restaurants on Ossington, the shops on Dundas West and the bars on Queen West.
The original home is 100-plus years old, though the sellers renovated it in 2012 when they bought it. Their changes included installing a new kitchen, adding a powder room on the main floor and remodelling the family room.
Here’s the living room:
The dining room:
And the kitchen, with stylish subway tile backsplash:
And the family room, at the back of the house. (The sellers are obviously big fans of chandeliers.)
There are two bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them:
And the master bedroom:
Big selling point
The upstairs bathroom has a chandelier, a claw-foot bathtub, an antique chest that has been transformed into a sink and a large glass shower. Watching Netflix in the tub has never been more elegant:
The icing on the proverbial cake is that this home is less than a block from a Cadbury chocolate factory, meaning the air in the neighbourhood sometimes actually smells like candy.
Possible deal breaker
This is a row house, which means the home shares walls with neighbours on both sides. That will scare some buyers off, but others will appreciate that the property comes with a 100-foot-long lot and detached garage:
By the numbers
• $4,355.30 in taxes (2017)
• 3 bedrooms
• 3 bathrooms
• 1 garage