Property of the Week: A Renovated Century Home with a Studio Space Above the Garage

While this century home features a number of modern updates, it still maintains its character charm with original finishes, lots of natural light and a studio above the garage. 

Photograph courtesy of Urban Measure.

Where it is

342 5 Avenue N.E.


The renovation

Modern conveniences and classic features blend together seamlessly upon entering this century home through an eye-catching, bright-red front door. The home’s historic character is evident at every turn, with its original tin tile ceilings, crown moulding, hardwood floors, stained-glass windows and exposed brick wall all still in place. Modern updates, including custom built-ins, stone countertops and stainless-steel appliances, add a contemporary feel. And the large recreation room in the basement — complete with its own wet bar — provides plenty of opportunity for customizing the space further.


What to love

At more than 100 years old, this home has kept its classic, historic charm while still incorporating plenty of modern touches. The spacious living room has a free-standing wood fireplace as well as a bay window, which fills the main floor with natural light. The sleek, modern kitchen incorporates the home’s original exposed brick, which pairs beautifully with the modern stone countertops. The primary upstairs bedroom boasts elegant, vaulted ceilings, two closets and a luxurious ensuite. Outside, the low-maintenance backyard features attractive paver stones that lead to the garage, which has its own second-floor space (currently used as a music studio), ideal for a home office, an art or yoga studio, or a play area for kids.


What to consider

Located in the sought-after neighbourhood of Crescent Heights, this lovely home is just a 15-minute walk from numerous green spaces, including Rotary Park, which has an off-leash dog area, accessible playground and spray park. Various cafes, restaurants and shops are also nearby, and downtown is an easy 10-minute car ride away.


The stats

1,808 square feet
Three bedrooms
Three bathrooms
Character trim inside
Studio above garage
Built in 1914


Listed for $935,000 with Dennis J. Plintz at Plintz Real Estate.


Inside the Home

Photograph courtesy of Urban Measure.

Built in 1914, this century home has maintained its original charm while benefiting from modern updates.


Photograph courtesy of Urban Measure.

The warm and open living room still has its original tin tile ceiling, hardwood flooring, stained-glass windows and wood-burning fireplace.


Photograph courtesy of Urban Measure.

The kitchen blends modern stone countertops and ample storage with the home’s original brick wall and flooring. The island and separate seating area offer options for formal or informal dining.


Photograph courtesy of Urban Measure.

The upstairs primary bedroom features vaulted ceilings, two closets (including a walk-in) and a luxurious ensuite.


Photograph courtesy of Urban Measure.

Each of the three bathrooms has a different design and layout, adding to the unique charm of the home.


Photograph courtesy of Urban Measure.

The additional bedrooms feature plenty of space, light and comfort.


Photograph courtesy of Urban Measure.

The backyard is great for entertaining, with plenty of room for summer barbecues or gathering around the fire for s’mores and late-night chats.


Photograph courtesy of Urban Measure.

The garage features a spacious second storey, which is currently being used as a music studio but could easily be turned into a guest room, yoga space, home office or play area for the kids.


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