$599,000 for a charming Old North home that’s a perfect alternative to condo living
Address: 500 St James Street
Neighbourhood: Old North
Agent: Sandra Field, Royal LePage Triland Realty, Brokerage
A charming, recently renovated 1920’s family home in a quiet Old North neighbourhood.
There are minimalist homes, with open concept designs and bright empty spaces, and there are maximalist homes, with sprawling garages and square footage galore. And then there are homes like this — a happy compromise, a cozy family home in a mature neighbourhood that won’t break the bank.
Built in the 1920s, this property is perfect for someone looking for an easy transition out of condo or apartment life and into a home that doesn’t feel unmanageable. With three bedrooms, two bathrooms, it is a classic family home. The inside has been recently renovated to offer many of the fixtures buyers expect these days: brand-new stainless steel appliances, breakfast bar-style counter seating and exposed-brick that nods to the home’s history. A fully finished basement includes a third bedroom, perfect for guests (or a teenager who needs their space), and a family room with its own entrance. Out back, a private deck and landscaped backyard create a perfect spot for weekend barbecues, backyard get-togethers and quiet summer nights. A detached shed in the back offers plenty of storage, or the potential for a workshop space.
And the front porch! A full-width front porch, with room for flower planters overlooking a small front-yard garden may as well count as another room in this house, perfect for watching the world go by.
Big Selling Point
Neither too much house nor too little, this is a perfect and very charming home for a young couple of family, or for anyone looking to right-size into a more manageable property.
By the Numbers
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1 storey
- Built in 1920
- 1 detached shed
- 150- by 27-foot lot
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