Addison Estates

Friday, April 19, 2013

A TRANSFORMATION



32 ST.CLAIR AVENUE CIRCA 1911
I knew opportunity was knocking when this house came on the market last year for $179,000. It was not on the more desired end of St.Clair, or even on the Boulevard, but it was a gorgeous character home with an amazing suspended, 3-storey staircase...the only one of its kind in Hamilton (or so I recall reading in the listing). Anyway, some lovely family with 5 older kids bought it, reno'd it and now call it home. I love their passion to preserve and live in this beautiful character home. I only wish there were more people like this in the 60s and 70s when gorgeous heritage treasures were being torn down left, right and centre in our city for no good reason other than to build tacky low rise apartment buildings.

BEFORE (PHOTOS COURTESY OF TOM VOGEL, WWW.VOGEL-CREATIVE.COM):










AFTER (PHOTOS COURTESY OF WWW.THESPEC.COM):





FRESH FEATURES:
  • 2,400 square feet
  • 102-year-old home
  • Banks of multi pane windows, crown mouldings, fireplaces
  • Winding 2-storey staircase

Read the related article and view a video here on The Spec.com

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