Property of the Week: A 1912 Century Home in Upper Mount Royal

This four-bedroom home blends historical design elements with modern updates to create a warm and inviting space.

Photo by Jackson DeMatos, Zoon Media

Where it is

1921 10 St. S.W.


The history

The first owners were John Francis Eastwood and his wife Alice Leonora Zacyntha Boyle (a descendant of the Earl of Cork and Orrery). Since then, the home has had many owners that were drawn to the Craftsman-style design and lasting original features.

One of those features, the stained-glass windows, was a popular addition among older homes like this. Stained glass added privacy to the home, while enhancing the architectural appeal and helping to diffuse the light and bring a softer glow. While this home’s windows feature a simpler design, many stained glass windows drew inspiration from famous artists and would feature colourful flowers or sweeping landscapes.


What to love

A classic, Craftsman-style design, classically detailed verandah and original stained-glass windows are a few of the original features in this home. The current owners of the home have lovingly cared for the property for 13 years while preserving the historical origins and blending modern needs and updates.

Warm walnut floors flow throughout the main floor and lead to the chef’s kitchen, which serves as the heart of the home. Gather around the cozy island seating or make the most of the stainless-steel appliances and butler’s pantry to inspire culinary creations. The living and dining rooms add to the entertainment space and feature period windows with a modern fireplace.

Upstairs, the primary bedroom enjoys privacy with mature trees and partial downtown views. Even the basement is a bright and welcoming space with large windows to welcome in light and a large flex room with a built-in wet bar, laundry and expansive storage.


What to consider

This is an ideal family home located in the historic Upper Mount Royal community. Within easy walking distance to downtown, nearby schools, shopping, restaurants, rivers paths and more, it offers charm and convenience for everyone.


The stats

3,235 square feet
Four bedrooms
Four bathrooms
Craftsman-style home
Original stained-glass windows
Built in 1912


Listed for $1,595,000 with William Lowe at William Lowe Real Estate, Royal LePage Benchmark.


Inside the Home

Photo by Jackson DeMatos, Zoon Media

The wood-clad porch nestled at the front of the house is one of the original historic features of the home and a welcome place to sit and relax.


Photo by Jackson DeMatos, Zoon Media

Inside, the original brick-clad fireplace and stained-glass windows blend into the modern elements of the home, creating a homey feel.


Photo by Jackson DeMatos, Zoon Media

The modern family room is a lovely space to gather with friends or stay warm around the sleek fireplace.


Photo by Jackson DeMatos, Zoon Media

The modern kitchen provides plenty of flex spaces to cook, sit, gather with friends or put the stainless steel appliances to work.


Photo by Jackson DeMatos, Zoon Media

For more formal or larger dinners, the dining room is a spacious place to host gatherings.


Photo by Jackson DeMatos, Zoon Media

The primary bedroom balances a sense of coziness and spaciousness, with neutral decor, room to move, a walk-in closet and an ensuite.


Photo by Jackson DeMatos, Zoon Media

The ensuite bathroom brings more modern elements with a glass walk-in shower, dual vanity and warm decor.


Photo by Jackson DeMatos, Zoon Media

The basement offers a great flex room that can double as a second living room, recreation space, home theatre, gym and more.


Photo by Jackson DeMatos, Zoon Media

When the weather is nice, head outside to the backyard deck or lower patio to enjoy a barbecue, the outdoors and some quiet serenity.


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