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House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

By Fraser Abe| Photography by Jamie Virguez
House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

Address: 50 Stewart Street
Neighbourhood: King West Agents: Andy Taylor and Alex Pino, Sotheby’s International Realty Canada Price: $2,795,000 Previously sold for: $650,000, in 2008

The place

A renovated home at King and Bathurst, behind the Thompson Hotel and walking distance from top-ranked restaurants like Alo and Edulis.

The history

The house was built in 1865. When the owner bought it in 2008 many of its original rooms were still intact. He spent 20 months renovating it, beginning in 2009. Although there were major changes, the original wood staircase, baseboards and door trims remain.

Here’s the living area:

House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

The dining area, with a gas fireplace:

House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

The kitchen cabinets are covered in automotive paint, giving them a high gloss:

House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

The upper cabinets are accessed with a ladder:

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House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

There are three bedrooms on the second floor. Here’s one of them:

House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

And another:

House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

The master bedroom is on the third floor:

House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

It has a dressing room:

House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

And an ensuite:

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House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

There’s a rec room in the basement:

House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West
Big selling point

The outdoor saltwater pool won’t be much good until summer:

House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West

Until then, the basement has an impressive zinc-and-walnut bar to keep guests entertained:

House of the Week: $2.8 million for a home steps away from King West
Possible deal breaker

The convenience of living at King and Bathurst doesn’t necessarily extend to drivers. The city’s new transit pilot project has severely restricted auto traffic east of Bathurst on King Street, making the streetcar a more attractive option for anyone who needs to get downtown.

By the numbers

• $2,795,000 • $5,106.26 in taxes (2017) • 2,930 square feet • 4 bedrooms • 3 bathrooms • 1 outdoor pool • 1 wet bar • 1 fireplace

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