House of the Week: $4.9 million for a North York heritage home with a basement movie theatre

tagsMetal Loft Beds

North York


, Sotheby's International Realty Canada

$ 4,888,000

$565,000, 2007, before renovation

A three-bed, four-bath Georgian house near Yonge and Sheppard. This place was built around 1835 at the end of an extra-long tree-lined driveway. Inside, it is a mix of old and new, exposed wooden beams of the original structure, old-fashioned decoration and modern entertainment room.

This place was built in the early 1800s by the factory owner and political organizer Joseph Shepard (Joseph Shepard). Historians believe in soldiers

During the Upper Canada Rebellion in 1837. It received heritage status in 1994.

In 2007, a builder bought a house for $565,000. A few years later, starting in 2015, he spent approximately US$1.5 million to restore it with an architect specializing in heritage research. Inside, he repaired the original pine floor, exposed some original beams and renovated the basement. Outside, he rearranged the driveway and added a kitchen in the backyard.

This is a view of the property on the street. The granite driveway has a built-in snow melting system:

The front door frame has a limestone base:

Inside, the owner hires a contractor to build the front hall storage unit from wood recovered from the original house:

The frame around the wood-burning fireplace in the living room is made of marble and recycled wood:

To add some old-fashioned charm to the kitchen, the seller added a farmhouse sink and an antique oven:

The kitchen is also equipped with heated ceramic floors and marble countertops:

This is a close-up view of the ceramic farmhouse sink:

In the 160-square-foot restaurant, the seller exposed some raw wood on the back wall to provide a temporary place for wine storage:

The upstairs hall has a frosted skylight:

In the master suite, there is a crystal chandelier and German silk wallpaper:

Private bathroom with cast iron bathtub and heated marble floor:

The second bedroom is 135 square feet with a partial sloped ceiling:

This is the third bedroom:

The second bathroom upstairs has a mosaic marble floor and a cast iron bathtub:

The chain on the stairs is inspired by one of the seller’s favorite movies, the design features of French comedies in the 1960s

Starring by Louis de Funès (Louis de Funès).

In the lounge area, there is a 250-bottle wine cellar:

In 2015, the seller established this 350 square foot soundproof cinema. His wife found an old Hollywood-style figurine when it was sold in the garage:

On the wall of the 150-square-foot basement office, there is a wooden board from the original house:

This is the bathroom in the basement:

The backyard is heated granite (like a driveway):

The seller also built this complete outdoor kitchen.

The five basement cinemas are an attractive feature for homebuyers who want to watch enthusiastically during the winter lock-in period.

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