Sold for 118% of list price!
Magical and magnificent on Dufferin Grove’s most coveted street.
Bring a compass! You could get lost in this sprawling home at 228 Rusholme Rd of close to 4000 square feet and with a lot measuring 50.82 x 147 feet.
This solid brick home at 228 Rusholme Rd was built in 1905 to the exacting standards of the era. Between 1880 and 1910 Rusholme Road builders and architects constructed the very finest in late Victorian/Edwardian residences on large lots rare to the city. This has led to the street’s prominence as a destination for those seeking a prestige residence within walking distance of the diversity and excitement that is Toronto today. An added enticement is access to the subway and the ability to skip the city’s 24/7 traffic. For those looking to add value to a home the property also consists is a high (7 foot) basement with development potential and a four-car brick garage which may have potential, not just as a place to store vehicles (trucks, trailers or motorcycles!) but as a secondary suite, a studio, or….
Similar to most central Toronto homes this one has seen several owners and uses over the years as the city has evolved. Some updates were carried out (vintage buffs may spot some on-trend design features from the 1970’s and Eighties) but the original plaster moldings, stained glass and paneling have been left intact. The entry hall is especially grand and there are two staircases – one for the family and one for the staff naturally! And did I mention the sauna?
This is one of the rarely-offered manor size homes in central Toronto and presents a wonderful-opportunity to put down roots in Dufferin Grove – once ranked one of the coolest neighbourhoods in the world by international Time-Out Magazine.
Read about the history of Rusholme Road here.