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Features Located near the Tim Hortons field and steps from the Bernie Morelli Recreation Center, this home is the only property in the neighborhood which is listed for over $1 million.
Tucked away on Lottridge Street, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom home offers more than 2,300 square feet of living space and has a “very castle-like feel,” said Meghan Gracey, sales associate at Coldwell. Banker Momentum Realty.
Built in the 1920s, the property was originally known as Loyal Orange Lodge and was built and used by Irish Freemasons. Once the Masons moved in, it housed a series of different churches for over seven decades.
“When you think of a church, you think of a steeple and a stained glass window,” said Gracey, who also owns the home. “It was our neighbors who coined the nickname ‘The Castle’.”
The main floor of the house – once used as a sanctuary – features an open plan kitchen, dining room and living room with an original tin ceiling, three electric fireplaces and a stage. There is also an office, a two piece bathroom and a walkout deck.
The second floor has a loft space that overlooks the living room as well as two bedrooms.
The third floor includes the master suite, a dressing room with laundry room, a three-piece bathroom and a roof balcony. Downstairs, the basement features a full kitchen, recreation area, and double hot tub, housed inside the original christening pool.
“We really tried to embrace its eccentricity,” Gracey said, noting that her husband has spent the past three years completely renovating the building. “It’s basically a new house, but it has that rustic appeal.”
Gracey said the house would be ideal for a couple “who want to live in one space” or an investor looking to turn it into a duplex.
Why is the price like this? Gracey said the home’s price was influenced by the cost of renovations, the size of the home and its proximity to Hamilton’s future LRT.