Call it quirky, a throwback Cabbagetown charmer, or just a plain fixer-upper, but this property on the neighborhood’s northern fringe recalls a simpler time and doesn’t lack for backstory.
According to the Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage listing, the three-bedroom house on Berean Avenue was built circa 1919 (like many Cabbagetown homes) and has had just two owners since.
At least one smaller house in surrounding blocks is priced significantly higher, which is usually a pretty strong indication there might be work that needs doin’. And for most buyers, that’s probably the case.
But the asking price of $449,000 for more than 1,900 square feet—a breakdown of $233 per square foot—could represent a feasible starting point. Especially in such a walkable neighborhood (WalkScore here: 85) with the Beltline, Krog Street Market, and the quirky wonders of Carroll Street within spitting distance.
It’s marketed as a historic “gem” with big rooms and period detailing. But the listing acknowledges the home’s hardly perfect in predicting it’s ready for “a charm-filled renovation.”
Time will tell if regular buyers or flippers are up for the challenge, at this price.