Property snoop: What $600,000 buys across Canada this week

A nosy look at a timber-frame home on 11 acres in Nova Scotia, a postwar charmer in Toronto and a heritage loft conversion in Saskatoon.


1. A sprawling timber-frame home on 11 acres in Nova Scotia

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The property is perched on a rise with views over Kings County.

Address: 1852 Gospel Woods Rd.
Where: Arlington, Nova Scotia
Price: $600,000
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 4 bath
This palatial 5,000-square-foot timber-frame beauty will have you scheming how to make “working remotely” happen. Spread out over 11 acres, the home’s circular driveway, chef’s kitchen and games room befit a tycoon while the hickory floors, Brazilian slate and granite fireplace suit an outdoorsman with an appreciation for beautiful interiors.

2. A semi-detached postwar charmer in Toronto

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Behind the house is a solarium that leads to a small but leafy and private backyard.

Address: 264 Gilbert Ave.
Where: Toronto, Ontario
Price: $600,000
Specs: 3 bedrooms, 2 bath
Caledonia-Fairbank—steadily climbing up the list each year in Toronto’s best neighbourhood rankings — is rife with postwar brick charmers like this one, and prices that are still comparatively modest in this part of town. There’s good bang for your buck with proximity to transit, parks and a host of homewares shops just north on Caledonia Road — perfect for a porch makeover.

3. An exposed-brick loft in downtown Saskatoon

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The building is located just a few blocks from city hall in downtown Saskatoon.

Address: #401, 73 24th Street E.
Where: Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Price: $600,000
Specs: 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
In 1912, the Rumley Building was built to manufacture and showcase heavy farm equipment. Then came WWII, when it doubled as a sturdy armoury. Nowadays, the Rumley Lofts’ nine to 12”-deep concrete floors and 12’-15’ ceiling heights offer a heritage (sound-proof) space replete with all the modern mechanical and technological luxuries.

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