The Westmount Architectural Heritage Area
RF-1 Zoning in W.A.H.A.
- One of a Kind
- Type: Residential
- Style: 2 Storey
- Bedrooms: 3 "Plus main floor den"
- Bathrooms: 2 "Main floor 2 pc"
- Half Bathrooms: 1 "Upper level full 3 pc"
- Garage: Single, Detached "Detached single alley acess"
- Size: 1,485 sq. ft.
- Development Level: Built
- Lot Type: Corner
- Lot Size: 553.395 sq. m. 12.1m x 45.5m
- Year Built: 1929
- Taxes: $3,735.30 CAD (2017)
- MLS ® #: E4119392
To start with, this is a very good interior location right in the heart of the Magical Westmount Architectural Heritage Area on a 40' X 150' corner lot surrounded by some of the most charming heritage homes the area has to offer. As a location for either a renovation or a rebuild, it is one of the very best.
It is a very rare house even for the Westmount Architectural Heritage Area because it is more of a depression era house (1929 so the beginning thereof) of which Edmonton has very few. Most mature Edmonton neighborhoods comprise either pre WWI houses (1910-1917 in the W.A.H.A.) or Post WWII houses.
For this reason, there are many folks who see this house as having a very unique and exquisitely charming character and curb appeal.
This house has its fingers in a number of architectural pies. The City dates the houses as built in 1929, which is at the start of the depression era. It has English Cottage/Tudor Style influences, such as the steeply pitched roof, half-timber gable highlights, and the cropped or Jenkinhead side gables, but it has a touch of the area’s Arts & Crafts era homes in the clear craftsman influenced wedge post front porch. It has wider and stronger mill-work than many of the 1930s era homes we’ve seen, though not as wide as the Arts & Crafts homes lining 126 and 125 streets in the W.A.H.A., so it straddles those influences slightly more 1930s than 19-teens, but unique in its particular blend. As a comparison, there are three 1930s era houses on 109 Ave between 124th and 123 Streets. They all have similar design cues, but are smaller and have the more common arched plaster porch portals of the depression era houses.
This house is larger than most area homes original square footage, of the same age (@ 1485 ft2) many of which are closer to 1200 ft2, so it has good space to develop for a modern family and the fact that it has a main floor den, three upper floor bedrooms and a main floor 2pc bath are all great features.
The house has a large (for this style/era house) foyer with a main floor den just off, which has an egress door at the back into the hall, permitting easy access to the main floor bathroom. This would be a good setup for a small home office with light traffic such as someone in the renovation, real estate or consulting business, who may occasionally have people coming by to pick up or drop off.
The living room is quite large located between the foyer and dining room and is the centerpiece of the main floor. The dining room is off the living room at the rear of the house and has south light as does the living room.
The kitchen is at the rear of the house at the back door and just off the dining room.
This house is large enough that it would make a good finished product for someone willing to take on the challenge.
There is the possibility that should you choose to restore this great house, there could be some government funds available on a match basis to help offset those expenses and to offer some guidelines as to how to conduct the work.
*Measurements must be confirmed.
- Air Filter
- Hardwood Floors
- Fenced Yard
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