The Place: A massive six-bedroom, six-bathroom brick manse located five doors away from the east gate of High Park.
The History: The sellers, only the fourth family to own the home since it was built, believe it to be about 100 years old. The house still has some original features, like a (sadly non-functional) “sherry” button to the right of the living room fireplace, which originally would have rung a bell in the third-floor servants’ quarters when the owners wanted a drink. There’s also an original coal chute, now bricked over inside. The interior has been modernized, within reason: the kitchen, bathrooms and basement have all had updates during the past decade.
Big Selling Point: The quiet reading room, complete with mosaic-tiled fireplace, has a bay window overlooking the front porch, quarter-sawn oak flooring and space for enough books to last a hundred rainy days.
For more info: http://www.torontolife.com/informer/toronto-real-estate/2015/06/10/house-of-the-week-54-high-park-boulevard/
Source: Toronto Life, 06/10/2015