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House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck

By Fraser Abe| Photography by Robert Holowka/Birdhouse Media
House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck

Address: 35 Lakeview Avenue
Neighbourhood: Little Portugal Agent: Romey Halabi, Sutton Group, Tower Realty Ltd., Brokerage Price: $2,599,900 Previously sold for: $1,117,000, in 2013

The place

A century-old home with its original red-brick exterior and an updated interior, about a block away from all the happenings at Dundas and Ossington.

The history

The home was built in 1905 and renovated by the current owners in 2013. The renovation included a fully redone second floor, new flooring, a new rooftop deck and behind-the-scenes upgrades like a new HVAC system, new ductwork and a new air conditioning system. The stained glass windows, fireplace surround and main-floor mouldings are all original to the house.

Here’s the foyer, with a leaded glass transom window:

House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck

The living room has more leaded glass:

House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck

Here’s the kitchen:

House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck

The family room has a door to the backyard:

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House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck

The hallway bathroom on the second floor is very black:

House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck

The master bedroom has a bit of stained glass:

House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck

The third floor could serve as a den or a fourth bedroom. It has a door to the rooftop deck:

House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck

And here’s that rooftop deck:

House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck
Big selling point

The master ensuite—a rarity in older Victorian homes—was converted from a bedroom, so there’s plenty of space in there for soaking and showering:

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House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck
Possible deal breaker

The backyard is utilitarian and large, but it’s not exactly lush with greenery. If the new buyers want an urban oasis they’ll have to make a few trips to the local nursery:

House of the Week: $2.6 million for a renovated Little Portugal Victorian with a rooftop deck
By the numbers

• $2,599,900 • $6,800 in taxes • 4 bedrooms • 4 bathrooms • 2 parking spaces

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