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House of the Week: 104 Lowther Avenue

Posted by Leslie Bank / March 11, 2014

104 Lowther Avenue104 Lowther is a Annex Victorian with plenty of character features like inlaid hardwood floors, stained glass windows and original fireplaces.

Like turrets? This house has three, providing more than enough cozy reading nooks for everyone in the family. This is quintessential Toronto architecture on a huge corner lot, located just a short walk from Bloor Street.

The living room, dining room and bedrooms are all large and the master bedroom includes access to a south-facing deck. The kitchen has some new appliances and a mirrored backsplash, but the galley style might make you feel a bit cramped. Although the house itself is quite large, there isn't much of a backyard to speak of: in terms of outdoor space, you'll have to make do with just the sizeable front yard, covered porch and deck off the master. There's potential to convert the basement into a rental apartment, but keep in mind renovation costs.

104 Lowther AveSPECS

  • Address: 104 Lowther Ave
  • Price: $1,650,000
  • Lot Size: 47 x 48 corner lot
  • Bedrooms: 4 + 1
  • Bathrooms: 3 + main floor powder room
  • Parking: 1 space
  • Storeys: 3
  • Taxes: $10,000.71 (2013)
  • Walk Score: 98

104 Lowther AveNOTABLE FEATURES

  • Renovated kitchen with new stainless steel gas stove and built-in oven, microwave and dishwasher
  • Large oak staircase with wainscoting and original flooring
  • 2 working wood-burning fireplaces, along with 1 decorative fireplace

104 Lowther AveGOOD FOR

Someone looking for a classic red brick Victorian that hasn't yet been gutted of its charm and character. For this price, you should also really want to live in the Annex - the house is so close to restaurants, shopping, the University of Toronto and transit that it would be a real shame to stay inside.

104 Lowther AveMOVE ON IF

This house veers traditional rather than modern, so move on if you're not thrilled at the idea of regularly oiling all that wood. Also, it's worth noting that this house is actually semi-detached. The adjoining house is completely separated by a recent sewer linkage, but there are a few walls that will be shared with neighbours. Proceed with caution if you're hunting for privacy.

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Discussion

15 Comments

Steven / March 11, 2014 at 07:37 am
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Semi-detached? What a shame!
Pass.
kioch / March 11, 2014 at 09:02 am
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The kitchen and bathroom really contrasts from the rest of the house.
Mark / March 11, 2014 at 09:45 am
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It's beautiful. But the post-last call shenanigans outside of The Madison would make me think twice about this place. You know, if I had $1.6 million.
Ryan / March 11, 2014 at 09:48 am
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Beautiful. Would bang.
idz. / March 11, 2014 at 11:22 am
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I guess it was Colonel Mustard in the library.
cathie / March 11, 2014 at 02:35 pm
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Lovely home but that it is a semi is the dealbreaker. There are plenty of detached homes for that price. Why share walls and a lot when you don't have to.
Jefferson / March 11, 2014 at 04:19 pm
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No closet for the maid to live in? Deal breaker for me. Pass
david replying to a comment from Steven / March 11, 2014 at 04:24 pm
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Not a semi, its a single!
clever pup / March 11, 2014 at 04:51 pm
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Great home. Great price. Great location.
Perry Como / March 11, 2014 at 04:53 pm
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You can all live in Newmarket you bunch of whiners.
sheila / March 11, 2014 at 06:27 pm
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I'd dust/polish the banisters and wainscoting before putting it up for sale. The dust makes the wood look tired.
In a drunken stupor / March 11, 2014 at 08:55 pm
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You know that whoever buys this gem will turn it into a euro trash bachelor pad of white tile, white walls and glass a nd chrome furniture. Too bad
Crackhead Robbie / March 11, 2014 at 09:10 pm
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If there's a Steak Queen nearby I'll buy it.
rebecca replying to a comment from idz. / March 11, 2014 at 11:18 pm
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haha!
i used to walk by there all the time when i lived in the neighbourhood, at spadina & bernard. sigh. miss u toronto xoxo
Dessy Anaiwan / March 25, 2014 at 06:46 am
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This home is really nice and specially i like the kitchen section it is amazing . I always think about all modern and digital appliances to use in kitchen . Thank you for these images .

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