Making Old New Again
101 Clark Avenue, Thornhill
Lot: 50’ x 130’
Merrill Barber lived in a very small bungalow. She loved her street and location in Thornhill, but her family was growing, pushing her small house beyond capacity. Through a friend, she found out that she could get an old house practically for free, IF she moved it. That’s exactly what she did. She located an 1855 farmhouse on Leslie Street and arranged to have it moved. When the movers realized the house would not fit under the 407 ETR, the movers dismantled the house, moved the pieces, and reassembled it on her lot at 101 Clark Avenue. Imagine! And, some of us have trouble assembling IKEA products, which come with instructions. Her old bungalow wasn’t demolished either. It had gone on to a new life in Orangeville.
When the house was reassembled, everything was made new again. New wiring, new plumbing, new roof, a new very high basement, and a brand new extension that more than doubled the size of the original farmhouse. Her efforts paid off. She ended up with a 3,000 square foot new house with character, 4 bedrooms upstairs, including a generous master suite complete with sitting room / ensuite bathroom, another bedroom in the basement, and a total of 4 bathrooms. The open concept kitchen-family room is definitely 21st century. There’s even a private drive, two-car garage and a deck on the back.
Come see for yourself. Call for a private showing.
Chip Barkel 416.925.9191