House of the Week: $2.2 million for a renovated 19th century home in Moss Park

House of the Week: $2.2 million for a renovated 19th century home in Moss Park

Address: 188 Berkeley Street
Neighbourhood: Moss Park
Agents: Paul Maranger and Christian Vermast, Trilogy Agents at Sotheby’s International Realty
Price: $2,195,000
Previously sold for: $526,100, in 2014, before a renovation

The place

A fully renovated 19th century semi with a new three-storey addition.

The history

The home, built in 1868, had been abandoned when the current owner bought it in 2014. He renovated the interior and built a three-storey rear addition that blends with the original brick facade.

The living room is at the rear of the house:

Here’s the dining area:

The kitchen exhaust hood looks like an escapee from a Stanley Kubrick set:

There are two bedrooms on the second floor. This one is set up as an office:

And here’s the other second-floor bedroom:

Both bedrooms share this bathroom:

Big selling point

The third-floor master is the perfect luxury cocoon: it has views of mature trees in the backyard and a morning coffee station complete with a dishwasher, so the buyer doesn’t have to carry dirty mugs downstairs.

Here’s the bedroom:

And the ensuite:

Possible deal breaker

It’s a narrow home. (The lot is just 14 feet wide.) But the interior design makes strategic use of the space, and a rear wall of floor-to-ceiling windows ensures the place isn’t lacking in natural light:

By the numbers

• $2,195,000
• $6,247.85 in property taxes
• 2,089 square feet
• 788-square-foot lower level
• 3.5 bathrooms
• 3 bedrooms
• 1 outdoor parking space