Every house, a story: Five interesting homes for sale in London right now

Every home has a story. Some are just more interesting than others. While scrolling through real estate listings, we came across some cool places. Here are five unique single-family homes on the local market today.

Tetherwood Blvd.

PRICE: $1.8 million

NEIGHBOURHOOD: North London, south of Windermere Road, between Richmond and Adelaide streets.

DETAILS: Bernie Zaifman – the Londoner who built Z Group into a development giant – designed this seven-bedroom, seven-bathroom home for his family. With high ceilings and custom details that include herringbone oak floors, iron bannister and built-in shelving – “all sourced from local artisans,” the listing says – the house manages to feel welcoming, elegant and cozy all at once. You can get to the lower level home gym from the master bedroom’s walk-in closet.

LISTING AGENT: Michael Leff and Kelley McIntyre, Royal LePage Triland Realty 519-672-9880

St. George Street

PRICE: $2 million

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Old North, close to Gibbons Park, just northeast of Richmond and Cheapside streets.

DETAILS: This six-bedroom, two-bathroom family home has four fireplaces – including one in the kitchen. It’s described online as a mix of “abundant charm and character with modern conveniences.” Located on a triple lot in one of London’s most prestigious neighbourhoods, this gem has a rustic family room, bar, sauna, a so-called “man cave,” and a detailed wine room.

LISTING AGENT: Sherry Farid, Re/Max Centre City Realty Inc. 519-667-1800

COLBORNE STREET

WHERE: 826 Colborne Street

PRICE: $1.68 million

NEIGHBOURHOOD: The Bishop Hellmuth Heritage district of Old North, on Colborne Street, north of Oxford Street.

DETAILS: Ensuite bathrooms for everyone in this four-bedroom Old North home. Because why not? Other features include six bathrooms, a light-up art wall, chef’s kitchen with concrete counters, a covered deck, saltwater pool and pool house. There’s a balcony off the master bedroom, of course, and the lower level has a games room, fireplace and oversized windows.

LISTING AGENT: Bill Vandeloo, Street City Realty 519-649-6900

Ironwood Road

PRICE: $1.55 million

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Wickerson Hills in Byron, backing onto Boler Mountain ski hill.

DETAILS: This is a dream home. Literally. It was the grand prize in last year’s London hospitals’ Dream Lottery. Highlights include windows everywhere, a golf simulator in the main area and a barn door leading to a private spa off the master bedroom. Designed with an industrial theme, the five-bedroom, six-bathroom home includes red-brick accent walls in the kitchen. The online listing describes the lower level as an “entertainment paradise.”

LISTING AGENT: Ty and Kurtis Forster, Nu-Vista Premiere Realty Inc. 519-438-5478

Dingman Drive

PRICE: $1.03 million

NEIGHBOURHOOD: South of Highway 401, east of Highbury Avenue

DETAILS: Has there ever been a better time to buy a farm? This three-bedroom, one-bathroom ranch comes on a 16-acre hobby farm that includes three acres of bush with 500 Christmas trees, 50 plum trees and a pond. Ten acres of pasture are now being used for alfalfa. There’s a shop and a drive shed on the property.

LISTING AGENT: Joe Mavretic, Re/Max Centre City Realty Inc. 519-633-1000

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