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Home of the Week: Cabbagetown reno careful to conserve

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Home of the Week, 337 Wellesley St. E., Toronto. Asking price: $1,198,000. When current owner Chris Shaw the semi-detached red brick Victorian he was repelled by the exterior, which had an aluminum door and mid-century porch stuck on the front. Mr. Shaw worked with local heritage authorities to restore the facade. He also added landscaping and gardens.

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The main living area of the house has been opened up to create a living room open to the dining room.

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A new modern staircase with teak millwork leads to the upstairs and creates separation between the living room and dining room.

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At the rear of the house, a modern kitchen with maple wood cabinets has sliding doors leading to a terrace. The original butler’s stairs lead to the second floor.

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The master bedroom is on the second floor at the front of the house. Built-in closets provide lots of storage and an ensuite bathroom with walk-in shower is hidden behind a sliding wooden door.

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The third floor has a large family room and a separate office.

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Mr. Shaw and his fiancée, Camilla Bartosiewicz, enjoy spending summer evenings on the large rooftop deck outside of the third-floor family room. An outdoor fireplace provides atmosphere. ‘We literally fall asleep out here,’ says Mr. Shaw.

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Downstairs, the house has a recreation room and a wine cellar, which stands behind some reclaimed barn doors that Mr. Shaw had shipped over from Europe.

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