825 Ridgeway Avenue

1910 Register Ranking: A

This heritage residence was lived in by an elderly lady who loved her cats and dressed impeccably when she went out of her house for shopping. The inside of her house was a different story as you can see from the before and after photos below.

MLS listing comments when the property sold for $465,000 in Feb 2007 to a builder:

This 3 storey residence was designed by Alexander Law and is on the Heritage Supplemental Inventory. This home is in need of a major restoration and is not for the faint of heart. Power has been disconnected for over a month and the home is full of contents and debris. It is being sold in "as is" condition with no warranties. Enter at your own risk.

MLS listing comments when the property sold for $935,000 in July 2008:

Heritage landmark home designed by Alexander Law, completely restored from foundation up! Beautiful original fir floors in pristine finish. Cathedral ceilings, custom kitchen with granite counters and stainless appliances tastefully bring s the living space into today's lifestyle while preserving the home's heart. 3 new bathrooms, granite custom cabinets and tile, original iron claw foot tub, re-finished and immaculate! All new lower level ready for a busy family. Walk out to a pristine fully fenced yard in a wonderful family neighbourhood. Truly a special home.

The house sold again in July 2010 for $899,000. 

Click anywhere on a photo to see what the room looked like before restoration.