By Connie Adair
358 Berkeley St. (Parliament & Carlton streets)
Asking price: $1,998,000
Sold for: $2,025,000
Taxes: $7,238 (2018)
Square footage: almost 3000
Garage: 1 (Carport)
Square footage: approx. 3,000
Days on the market: 13
In the 19th century, John Smith built several homes in Cabbagetown. But in 1883, he constructed 358 Berkeley Street for his own family. And while it has been renovated over the years, the Bay-and-gable-style home retains the kind of original charm buyers come to this area to find.
Original features include a gingerbread peak outside and stained glass, crown mouldings and archways indoors. The living/dining room has a fireplace.
High ceilings and large windows ensure the space is bright. White walls and hardwood floors offer neutral backdrops for furnishings and artwork.
Also appealing, says listing agent Daniel Bloch, is the “balcony on every floor” and walkouts from the main living/dining room and the kitchen. There are thoughtful updates, too, like a heated floor and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen.
In all, there is almost 3,000 square feet above ground, plus a lower level with a separate entrance.
Not surprisingly, there was a fair amount of interest in the listing and two offers to purchase. Buyers were drawn by the neighbourhood, Bloch says — and the views. In summer, the 23×123-foot lot has a canopy of mature trees
Listing Broker: Harvey Kalles Real Estate (Daniel Bloch and Liora Tal)