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House of the Week: 20 Beaconsfield Avenue

Posted by Staff / July 15, 2014

20 Beaconsfield Avenue TorontoLocated at 20 Beaconsfield Avenue, this beautiful house is only a stumble away from Toronto standbys such as the Drake and Gladstone hotels. Highlights of this home are the Victorian features it has managed to maintain. There is beautiful stained glass throughout - at the entrance, in the living room, and upstairs too. Wood floors add to the charm, as do the beautiful plaster mouldings. But really, the windows! I could go on about those all day.

Even if it's staged blandly, you can tell that the house is fit for modern living, with an open concept on the first floor and a large master bedroom. The kitchen and bathrooms have been renovated too, although the style of the renovations unfortunately doesn't totally jive with the rest of the home. Speaking of modern living, though, this house includes a private drive and a detached garage with two parking spaces. Finally a house where you don't have to choose between cars and an urban location!

20 Beaconsfield Avenue TorontoSPECS

  • Address: 20 Beaconsfield Ave
  • Price: $1,188,000
  • Lot Size: 30 x 122 ft
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Bathrooms: 3
  • Parking: 5
  • Taxes: $5,245
  • Walk Score: 95

NOTABLE FEATURES

  • Private drive and 2-storey coach house
  • Prime location just north of Queen Street
  • 10 foot ceilings
  • Stained glass windows and plaster mouldings retain Victorian character

20 Beaconsfield Avenue TorontoGOOD FOR

Urbanites who drive. This house is located in a prime location just off West Queen West. It couldn't be better for access to shops, restaurants, and bars. But it also has this rarity - a driveway and a garage! So if you love living downtown, and work in Mississauga, or if you love living downtown but also love your cars, this is a god spot for you!

20 Beaconsfield Avenue TorontoMOVE ON IF

You're looking for a thoroughly modern feel. As mentioned, upgrades have been done to this house to make it feel a bit more 21st century. The bathrooms and kitchen have been renovated, and the first floor has a spacious feel. The really charming parts of the house, however, are the 19th century elements. This is a classic Toronto bay and gable house with heritage status, and it's best suited for someone who wants to keep it that way!

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Writing by Isabel Ritchie

Discussion

7 Comments

adam / July 15, 2014 at 07:50 am
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why dont you ever include the name of the developer/contractor? I'm sure some people would like to know where they can get someone to do similar work.
toronto dude / July 15, 2014 at 07:55 am
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Inside...great job.....they respected the heritage look while keeping it feeling modern.

Outside....it looks like they thought adding oversized giant pillars to a tiny little front porch would give it presence and then realized it looks ridiculous. They then tried to hide them by painting them out in beige...horrible.

That weird little tiny side porch with it's crappy little siding and scalloped eaves should be updated if someone is to pay $2 mill for this place.

Check out the neighbours on streetview....across the street...luxe and well-kept.....next door and down the street it looks like bad rentals with the house next door having all its woodwork rotting away and next to them a mult-coloured plastic kids playground taking up the whole front yard complete with a large hand-written no-speeding sign taped to a tree.

This house has alot of positives but I don't think it's ready for the $2 mill price yet.
Hazel McCallion / July 15, 2014 at 08:39 am
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As a human Shar Pei-and a human heritage site-I see this house as a perfect whorehouse! The driveway is perfect for drivethru service! Takes me back to my days as the first whore in Mississauga! Yessiree bob!bob!bob!bob!...
Lorne Green / July 15, 2014 at 09:38 am
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That heritage designation is more trouble than its worth.
Gregr replying to a comment from toronto dude / July 15, 2014 at 09:40 am
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Price is nowhere near $2 million.
bobo / July 15, 2014 at 08:00 pm
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Great location for 905ers and citiplace trust fund kids to pee in your yard and keep you up all hours on weekends after the nights out at the drake
Giovannapace / July 16, 2014 at 08:37 pm
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Dear wannabe Toronto dude you should visit a place and not look at a 2 year old google map. Get outside your suburban house the bouncy castle and sign are gone. That particular home has under gone over a half million dollars in renovations.

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