House in Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada
High Park Blvd. Grande Dame
This large & stately home is a rare and wonderful pallet to work with on one of the prettiest boulevards in the city. Currently used as a rooming house, it’s mostly vacant and can be an easy conversion back to single family. Cared-for by the same family for over 50 years, it still has many original details — large fireplaces, beamed ceilings, panelling. It had been planned for gracious living, with a grand reception hall that feeds the living and dining rooms, the library, and back hall to the kitchen and service staircase. There is also a bright sunroom that could serve as a family room which is also accessed from the living room. The main stairway leads to a bright and large second floor hall, with access to 4 generous bedrooms. A large sunroom serves as a 5th bedroom on this level. The 3rd floor has 3 large rooms, a rooftop deck and large bath. The basement is accessed by both a separate entrance and by the service stairwell by the kitchen. Featuring a panelled self-contained unit with hardwood, fireplace, kitchen and bath, it has good ceiling height, and large service rooms that could be finished for family use. The high standard of build quality is notable in the absence of settling over the past century, apparent in the level floors, lack of cracks in the plaster, and impeccable original brick pointing. The large 50 x 130 South lot has a private driveway and large garage at the rear. The property is steps from all the benefits of dynamic Roncesvalles and placid High Park, and is conducive to an enchanting family life, or it could be converted into desirable luxury apartments.
23 High Park Blvd, Toronto, ON M6R1M6, Old Toronto, Ontario, Canada