51-47 Markland St, Hamilton, ON circa 1887
The current #HamOnt market is turning over a bunch of 'big ones' and I can barely contain my real estate itch. I think I may need help (seriously).
51 Markland popped into my life about a week ago and it was love at first sight. Even more alluring was the fact that she has only been called home by four families in the past (the first being William Southam, publisher of the Hamilton Spectator). Now, for the first time in 27 years she's on the market and ready to show off her finely preserved character bones.
There are so many details to die for like her two-storey bays, double door vestibule, 11ft ceilings, original hardwood floors, spindled newel posts, detailed cornices and gables, butler's pantry, and Victorian cast iron tub with vintage fixtures.
I love that there are still homes in the area with original character and layouts in tact. That said, I fear they are a dying breed and will become increasingly more difficult to come by.
When I posted this Italianate knockout several people commented on all the work and updates required, but all I could think about was moving in and loving her as is. To me, there's a big difference between NEED and WANT. Sure, 51 Markland could use a refresh, but it doesn't 'need' anything. Its brick shamming. Yes. I just coined that. The real estate version of body shaming!
"She's so dated...where's her shiny new kitchen...the floors creak...there's too many walls and doors."
|17 Spruceside Avenue (for comparison)|
That south Kirkendall home was 1,852 square feet (vs. Markland at 4,054) and was situated on a 40'x77' lot (a 15% sliver of 51-47 Markland).
Time will tell and we'll know very soon. I can't wait to see where this one nets out and who the new steward(s) of 51 Markland will be!
View full details HERE
Listed with Zena Dalton of Judy Marsales Real Estate Ltd.
Offered at $1,699,900
Photos by Cathy Koop & Raquel Fassler, creative associates at Vogel Creative
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