What They Got: Cabbagetown

Toronto Star

December 24, 2011

By Allison Harness


453 Ontario Street (Parliament & Carlton streets)

Asking price: $1,299,000
Selling price: $1,400,000
Previous selling price: $1 million (2010)
Taxes: $5,409 (2010)
Bedrooms: 3 plus 2
Bathrooms: 3
Square footage: about 3,500
Lot: 23 by 122 ft
Garage: 2 car detached Garage, lane drive
Days on the market: 5

This renovated, restored, grand Victorian home was on this year’s Cabbgetown Tour of Homes, says listing agent Daniel Bloch. Featuring a third-floor private bedroom with an ensuite, this semi-detached home sold in less than a week for 108 per cent of the listing price.

“It is very rare to find a Victorian home in such amazing condition with so much care to details and restoration as this one,” says Bloch. “It also has an uncommon two-car garage. “The third floor loft would be perfect as an office. The house boasts high ceilings, news wood floors, renovated bathrooms and a new deck.”

It is walking distance to the TTC, shops, parks, restaurants, schools and Allan Gardens. Main floor has: living room with crown molding, French doors and hardwood; eat-in kitchen with granite counter, sunroom.

On the second floor are: master bedroom with hardwood, double closet and five-piece ensuite featuring copper claw foot tub; open concept den with halogen lighting and hardwood; second bedroom with broadloom; four-piece bathroom with soaker tub and separate shower stall, combined with laundry room.

On the third floor is the third bedroom with three-piece ensuite and a walkout to a deck. The basement is finished with a walkout, a recreation room and a bedroom.

Listing agent: Daniel Bloch (Century 21 Heritage Group)


National Post: Sold: Renovated Victorian Home

National Post

December 11, 2011

By Connie Adair


453 Ontario Street (Parliament & Carlton Streets)

Asking price: $1.299 million
Sold for: $1.4 million
Taxes: $5,410 (2011)
Bedrooms: 3+2
Bathrooms: 3
Time on the market: 5 days

This renovated, restored, grand Victorian home was on this year’s Cabbagetown Tour of Homes, says listing agent Daniel Bloch.

The brick semi-detached home has original details, high ceilings, new wood floors, new bathrooms, a new deck and a family-sized kitchen.

The living room has a fireplace and the dining room has French doors and crown moulding. The combination eat-in kitchen and sunroom has granite counters and a six-burner cook top.

A double closet and a five-piece ensuite bathroom are features of the master suite.

The combination main bathroom and laundry room has a separate shower and a soaker tub. The second floor has an open-concept den.

Third-floor features include a three-piece ensuite bathroom and a walkout to a deck from the bedroom and a skylight in the office.

The 23×122-foot lot has an oversized parking area for two cars and lane access.

Listing Broker: Century 21 Heritage Group (Daniel Bloch)