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Friday, August 25, 2017

THIS HOUSE WILL MAKE A GROWN MAN CRY


64 Charlton Ave W, Hamilton, ON circa 1897





I know because I did. I first fell in love with this house in 2006 when it was on the market for $330,000 (or close to that). We had just bought our first home a year before that so it seemed crazy (and quite frankly, impulsive) to move again so soon. But as much as I tried to resist,  this Edwardian century semi had put a spell on me.





By the time I could convince my wife, 64 Charlton had already sold. At that point I hadn't been inside (nor were there many pictures online) so my disappointment was abated. But other admirers weren't so willing to rest on their character craving laurels. In fact, several people felt they had missed out and word quickly got out that this had become 'the one that got away'. ONE that many were willing to pay well over $330,000 for. As a result, less than a year after selling, it was re-listed and quickly sold after a very well attended open house. Pretty sure it sold in the high $400s BUT I can't recall exactly as I wasn't in on the bidding. What I do know is the seller made a killing -- and in a very short period of time.




After visiting the open house I wondered how anyone could give up such a magnificent home, even for the right price. The features were simply stunning and one of a kind (truly at a level rarely found preserved in old homes).




The foyer features an ornately carved mahogany staircase whose newel post wraps into a hallway bench that could be straight out of Hogwarts.



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The ceilings soar at over 11 feet. Original hardwood is ubiquitous. Plaster medallions, moldings and plinth blocks a-plenty. Soaring pocket doors lead passage to majestic room after room.



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And the pieces of resistance are two 7.5 foot tall original painted stained glass windows by McCausland of Toronto. These alone make purchasing the house worthwhile.












UPDATE: This 5,000+ square foot, triple brick home is officially back on the market.  Photos by Vogel Creative photography.

View full listing HERE
Offered at $1,199,000 $999,999
Listing with Zena Dalton of Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd.

Related link (recent sale):

Sold for $800K

6 comments:

  1. Hi Adam - This beauty with the Pre-Raphaelite stained glass heart-stealers is going on the market with Zena Dalton of Judy Marsales. It was a tremendous joy to shoot.

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    1. Bet it was fun. I love this home! Stunner.

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  2. What an incredible house. Looks like it's worth every penny. The owner must be one lucky good looking guy!

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  3. THIS IS BEYOND BEAUTIFUL! I WALK BY THIS HOUSE EVERY DAY AND ALWAYS WANTED TO SEE THE INSIDE. DIDN'T DISAPPOINT FOR SURE.

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