Thursday, June 20, 2019


12 Ravenscliffe Ave, Hamilton, ON c. 1908

I Photos from the real estate listing except where noted I

Photo by Tom Vogel,

Funny how $1.5 million seems cheap. That is how much you could have owned this home for in August 2012.  Moreover, the home’s owner (at that time) bought the home from Skye Phin, descendant of the original owner, in 1981 for $250,000. Today, The W.E. Phin house is listed for a cool $2,650,000.

This six-bedroom, 84 window, 8,896 square foot mansion was built in 1908 for W.E. Phin, whose activities included dredging the Welland Canal. He lived in the Hamilton estate until his dying days.

Photo by Tom Vogel,


Original features remain including mahogany trim, oak doors, lead windows, decorative plaster ceilings, marble fireplaces, and white tile in the bathroom.

The basement vault, now a wine cellar, is complete with some stock from Phin’s day, even an ancient Guinness (unless removed or consumed by the current owners)!

Three-car garage!  A rarity even today, but W.E. Phin had one a hundred years ago, complete with basement, mechanic’s pit and hand-cranked gasoline pump (It is still there).

Gorgeous half acre+ manicured grounds with an in ground pool.

The historical cherry on top is a magnificent full-size 1922 Burroughes & Watts billiards table, which is still ready for play in the basement.

More to drool over...

Offered at $2,650,000

View Full Listing HERE

Listing with Cindy Smyth & Lewis Weinerman of Homelife Professionals Realty Inc.

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