Gorgeous detached character home in the heart of Parkdale, built in 1890 by local merchant James Hunter. This stunning house is packed full of character features with oak floors, stained glass windows, wrap-around porches and balconies, intricate original woodwork, servants stairs, and a soaring spiral main staircase. Over 4,500 sq. feet of living space, plus almost 1,200 sq. feet in the basement.
The wrap-around porch to the front and side of the house is a gracious entry to the house and the entrance lobby has retained the original stained glass windows and warm oak woodwork, with a beautiful spiral staircase leading upstairs. The main floor features a spacious living room with the original carved wooden fireplace surround and modern gas fire, large bay window with the original stained glass panels and soaring ceilings with crown mouldings. Off the living room are two small office/parlour areas with gorgeous original pocket doors. Across the lobby is the dining room, with a large bay window with beautiful original stained glass panels, soaring ceilings with crown mouldings, intricate woodwork, and doors with access the front porch and the garden. Also on this floor is a kitchen, full bathroom and a large bedroom with a walk-out to the patio and garden.
At the top of the first flight of stairs is a large landing, leading to four large bedrooms, a full bathroom, the library and a sun-room. Each of the bedrooms feature large or walk-in closets, original woodwork, soaring ceilings and some have charming bay windows. The library is packed with original woodwork including floor-to-ceiling bookshelves, and has a beautiful view out over the magnolia tree which blooms magnificently each spring. Adjoining the library is a bright open sun-room with access to the large wrap-around balcony which is a gorgeous sunny spot to sit and look out over the street and trees.
Further up the main spiral staircase is the third floor where there are three large bedrooms, a kitchen, and another full bathroom. One of the bedrooms includes a set of stairs leading to two further attic rooms, which would make great play, hobby or meditation space. The kitchen is a spacious, light room with quirky ceiling angles and beautiful original coloured glass window panels.
The lower level is a high and dry 3 bedroom basement apartment with a separate entrance, currently being utilized by the current owners for storage.
To the rear of the house is a large garden, laid mainly to lawn with a patio area next to the house. Garage, and additional driveway parking for two cars. Original slate roof in great condition. Brand new heating system.
Walk to the best of Queen West with shops, cafes, restaurants, schools and transit at your doorstep.