House of the Week: 266 Brunswick Avenue
Who knew a row house could be worth $1.5 million? Or rather, who knew a row house could be listed at $1.5 million? This 1886 Victorian row has been updated top-to-bottom with plenty of post-Victorian interior renovations, including an integrated kitchen wine bar, floating staircases, and heated bathroom and basement floors. Just don't mind the whole 16-foot-wide thing.
Address: 266 Brunswick Avenue
Lot size: 16.08ft x 120.0ft
Ceiling height: 10ft
Parking spaces: 1
Structure dates back to: 1886
Property taxes: $4,658.04 (2012)
- Heated bathroom and lower-level floors
- Wolf gas stove, sub-zero fridge
- Granite countertops
- Built-in wine bar
- Gas fireplace
- 100-year-old reclaimed elm floor
- Vaulted ceiling
- Floating staircase
- Wet bar
- Concrete block garage
University of Toronto deans or wealthy student trust-fund babies. Good for wood-lovers, wine-lovers, and those who can function in narrow spaces. Good, also, for those with an appreciation for history (but who still need a modern six-burner gas range).
MOVE ON IF:
You have wide furniture, arthritis in your knees, or multiple vehicles. Move on if you want four walls of windows for your $1.5 million, or, at the very least, some distance from your neighbours.
If you had the dough, would you buy this home? Let us know where you stand in the comments below.