2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

This Toronto home underwent an almost $2 million renovation

This 1889 Victorian semi-detached house wasn't nearly as impressive when the owners originally bought it in 2016. 

Realtor Lirad Kligman, The Yorkville Team at Forest Hill Real Estate, told blogTO that the young family bought it for just over $1 million, and when looking at the old listing photos it was a bit of a mess. 

But clearly, they saw potential. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

The foyer. 

In 2020, Kligman explained that they completely rebuilt 2 Laurier Avenue, located in Cabbagetown, and spent nearly $1.7 million on renovations. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

Even the door hinges have character. 

"Every room, including all four bedrooms and four bathrooms, was completely customized with the highest quality marble, millwork and Victorian replicated trim,"Kligman said.

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

The dining room. 

The result is a gorgeous Victorian home with plenty of character. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

The primary ensuite bathroom with a large soaker tub and walk-in shower. 

"It's absolutely stunning and is a perfect family home," added Kligman. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

The primary bedroom has a fireplace. 

Listed for $2,995,000, the home is bright, airy, the perfect mix of classic and modern style. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

The white oak floor has radiant heating on all four floors. 

The main floor is open concept with beautiful white oak herringbone wood floors, soaring ceilings, and details like coffered ceilings, stained glass windows and wainscotting bringing in the historic elements of the home.

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

The kitchen. 

The kitchen is top of the line with Wolf and Sub Zero appliances as well as marble counters. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

The living room with built-in bookcases and a fireplace. 

The living room at the back of the home gets plenty of natural light thanks to the large floor-to-ceiling industrial sliding doors. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

A bedroom with a walk-out to a balcony. 

The bedrooms are upstairs with three of them being on the second floor, while the primary bedroom occupies the entire third level. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

The primary bedroom. 

The primary bedroom has a walk-in closet, a stunning ensuite bathroom and a walk-out balcony. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

The family room in the basement with an exposed brick wall. 

There's more living space in the basement with an extra bedroom that could be used as a home office while the family room comes complete with a wet bar. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

The back patio. 

The outdoor space might be the only let down of this home as it's basically a driveway, but there is room for seating if you're so inclined. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

An integrated wine fridge in the basement. 

If you want green space the home is just a few blocks away from Wellesley Park. 

2 Laurier Ave. Toronto

A bedroom with an arched window and built-in wardrobes. 

But who needs outdoor space when you have a home that looks like this?

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