This week, we tour a renovated 3-bedroom home steps from the Chinatown arch.
Address: 82 Cambridge St. N.
Agent: Jennifer Stewart, Royal Lepage Team Realty
When the owners bought in 2010, the dwelling had been converted into a duplex. They hired a contractor and brought it back to its roots, renovating to the tune of $100,000; it now boasts new plumbing, new electric wiring, new insulation, new windows, new floors, as well as a new bathroom and kitchen and a reinforced basement. Bright and modern, it now fetches up to $400 a night as a short term rental.
The entryway and living room:
An eating area on the other side of the open plan space:
With high ceilings, hardwood floors, and open concept layout, the main floor is distinctly modern. In the kitchen, stainless steel appliances, ample storage, and plenty of counter space make for a sensible, stylish design. Sliding doors off the kitchen lead to the back deck and fenced-in yard. Upstairs, the master bedroom has its own balcony, while the two smaller rooms feel big and bright thanks to loft ceilings.
The kitchen, with a modern layout and sliding doors to the back deck:
Another view of the kitchen. Cute window seat!
Big selling point(s)
It’s already been renovated — there are few houses on the market for that price, in that area, which are ready for a young family to move in. Those Dutch planters are pretty cool too; that block of Cambridge Street North is accessible by car, but traffic calming planters make it feel like a dead-end street.
Upstairs is brightened by multiple skylights:
The master bedroom has its own balcony:
The kid rooms have huge windows and loft ceilings:
The bathroom has a soaker tub:
… and is where you’ll find the laundry nook:
Possible deal breaker
It’s an urban setting, which for some families is exciting — parks and festivals are an easy stroller walk away — but can pose challenges for those used to the suburban atmosphere.
The backyard offers a bit of green space, an eating area, and three parking spots:
Let’s have another look at the back of the house — a little (fenced in) urban oasis:
By the numbers
1200 square feet
3 parking spaces