Addison Estates

Sunday, May 25, 2014


250 James Street South, Hamilton, ON circa 1880

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Offered $725,0000 (agents welcome)

Known in Hamilton as the historic Balfour House, this three-storey detached Victorian home was built in 1880 and designed by local architect James Balfour. Heritage designated, the home is one of Hamilton’s finest examples of a Second Empire architecture.


  • 4+2 Bedrooms
  • 2.5 Baths
  • Plaster medallions and mouldings
  • Floor to ceiling arched windows
  • Arched doorways
  • George IV double entry doorway with a split fanlight
  • Period wallpaper
  • 4 marble fireplaces
  • Renovated kitchen with ornate tin back-splash and backyard walkout
  • Original Jacques and Hay 1880 mantle mirror still remains in place
  • One of a kind character details, including the original servants bells in the kitchen
  • Over 5,000 square feet on 3 floors (11 ft ceilings on main floor, 10 foot ceilings on top 2)
  • Several interesting rooms downstairs with a separate entrance off Herkimer Street (Used as a doctors office in the 1930s, including original terrazzo floors, wooden doors and crystal knobs hardware; Raw space with amazing potential)
  • Large, private backyard oasis, sunken below street level
  • Large 60 ft x 140 ft lot
  • Irrigation system
  • Parking for 2 cars
  • Needs some TLC but great bones loaded with character and history 



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