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House of the Week: $3 million for a Romanesque-revival heritage home in the Annex

ADDRESS: 111 Bedford Road


AGENTS: Christian Vermast, Paul Maranger and Fran Bennett, Sotheby’s International Realty

PRICE: $2,995,000

THE PLACE: An expertly restored heritage house in the Romanesque style of iconic Toronto buildings like Old City Hall and Queen’s Park.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: You can’t fault the meticulousness of this renovation. The owners went to great lengths to spotlight the home’s historic features, including three wood-burning fireplaces, leaded-glass windows and a columned portico over the main entrance—with a balcony that cries out for speechmaking.

BIG SELLING POINT: Opulent master suites are very much in vogue, and this specimen boasts a dressing room, a 240-square-foot terrace and a window-facing soaker tub. No wonder it takes up the entire third floor.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: Green thumbs may struggle with the lack of yard (but the porch, rear deck and rooftop patio are more than enough outdoor space to host a killer summer party).

• $2,995,000
• $8,876.76 in taxes (2011)
• 3,320 square feet
• 1,288-square-foot basement
• 100+ years old
• 5 bathrooms
• 4 bedrooms
• 3 storeys
• 3 fireplaces
• 2 front porches
• 1 rooftop terrace