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House of the Week: $3.3 million for a palace of kitsch in Little Portugal

House of the Week: $3.3 million for a palace of kitsch in Little Portugal

Address: 224 Dovercourt Road
Neighbourhood: Little Portugal
Agent: Sam McDadi, Sam McDadi Real Estate
Price: $3,299,000

The Place: Many west-enders (or fans of Julie’s Cuban) will recognize this Dovercourt Road landmark, but few will know that the stately Victorian hides a functioning bed and breakfast.

Bragging Rights: You want whimsy? This house has got whimsy. With ornate wood carvings throughout, trompe l’oeil walls and a sculpture garden, you’ll be discovering new points of interest every day.

Big Selling Point: The location can’t be beat. Out-of-town friends can save a bundle at your new B&B, rather than staying at the nearby Gladstone or Drake hotels.

Possible Deal Breaker: This home will be divisive. All the reasons one person will love it will be the same reasons another hates it. For our money, we’d pick the curmudgeonly option: no sharing a house with breakfast-seeking tourists.

By the Numbers:
• $3,299,000
• 9 bedrooms
• 5 bathrooms
• 3 floors
• 2 kitchens
• 1 ridiculously ornate bed and breakfast