National Post: Cabbagetown Renaissance Draws Interest

National Post: Cabbagetown Renaissance Draws Interest

National Post

May 7, 2021

By Connie Adair


409 Carlton Street (Carlton and Sumach streets)

Asking price: $2,199,900
Sold for: $2,595,000
Bedrooms: 3+1
Bathrooms: 4
Square footage: 2,500
Garage: 0
Days on the market: 8

“Cabbagetown has had an incredible renaissance in terms of demand from buyers this year,” says listing agent Liora Tal. “It’s a wonderfully vibrant neighbourhood that’s caught the attention of people who want to live downtown yet within a community with a small town feel. This area, unique in the density of original buildings and the general quality of restoration, presents a rare view of a past era that acts perfectly as a backdrop in today’s modern world.”

This renovated 2,500-square-foot home, built in 1887, is on a 17×90-foot lot on a cobblestone street and faces Riverdale Park.

“It appealed to many types of buyers from young couples to downsizers. With the basement having a separate entrance and kitchenette, it made sense for both people who will benefit from the extra income or those with looking to house visiting family from out of town.”

The best feature, says co-listing agent Daniel Bloch, is its “indoor/outdoor living experience with its front garden overlooking the park and the brand new private south-facing deck.”

The Victorian home was renovated between 2019 and 2020. Tal says, “Visitors are impressed by the owner’s art collection but what’s so immediately striking is all of the intact period detail from the handsome brickwork and bay window to the corbels, arches, ceiling medallions and other architectural plasterwork. Equally as wonderful are the two matching gas fireplaces set against exposed brick, one each in the living and dining room, and the oversized Swarovski crystal chandeliers.”

Bloch says, “When the current owners acquired the home, it had three 1950s-style kitchens, one of which was inside the primary bedroom. Our clients lovingly transformed this home with an innate understanding and appreciation of period architecture.”

Listing Broker: Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd. (Liora Tal and Daniel Bloch)