$549,000 for a OEV century home with a tranquil backyard with a courtyard-like feel
Address: 496 Quebec Street
Neighbourhood: Old East
Agent: Jonathan David, PG Direct Realty Ltd.
An inviting three-bedroom century home in Old East with a lush front yard and huge patio backyard.
At 128 years old, this house has been home to many over the years, and is now on the market at a reasonable, family-friendly price (well, reasonable by the new price standards, anyway). Surrounded by mature trees in OEV, this century home offers a significant amount of living space. At 1,200 square feet, with three upstairs bedrooms and multiple living room spaces, it blends the bones of a traditional family home with tasteful modern updates.
The centrepiece of the main floor is the central dining room with a freestanding gas fireplace, leading into a kitchen with granite countertops, a stainless gas stove, new backsplash, oak cabinetry and a granite breakfast bar. There are two living rooms here — the first, located in the front, features a unique stained-glass window, while the second in the rear is a cozier den, with a skylight and access to the backyard.
Upstairs there are three cozy bedrooms, one of which could be used as a studio or home office, along with a four-piece bathroom off the main hall. Throughout, this house features hemlock and hardwood flooring with a rustic appeal, while fixtures like hardwood bannisters are a subtle reminder of the home’s vintage.
One thing that isn’t all that modest about this house is the backyard: fully fenced and landscaped to have a courtyard-like feel, there is space for family diners, nights by the fire and plenty of garden bed space for the green thumb in the family.
Big Selling Point
An eye-catching home in the historic east end that fits right in with some of London’s oldest residential properties.
By the Numbers
- 3 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 1,200 square feet
- 1898 original construction
- 6 parking spaces
- 1 stained glass window
- 2 living rooms
- 53- by 110-foot lot
- $2,554 a year in property tax
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