79 Colborne Street Kingston, Ontario K7K 1C7

3 Bedroom 2 Bathroom 2000 sqft
None Forced Air


79 Colborne St is beautiful, of course, but not particularly glamorous. It is more glamorous-in-waiting, like the brilliant teenager slumming it in front of a Playstation console (in an old Lou Reed T-shirt). The colours don’t match (the third-floor loft is the colour of a London bus while the laundry nook is lined with the wildest Florida lime), and the flooring involves a looking-glass sort of checkerboard as well as thick coral shag-pile in a bedroom or two. It is a forgotten bag of liquorice all-sorts, a mixed load of laundry. Which is to say that you will likely fall in love immediately with this downtown townhouse, and then tease from it an altogether brilliant third act. The living and dining rooms are but high-ceilinged escorts to the fabulous staircase, its octagonal newel post like something plundered from a Victorian gambling den. There is a gas fireplace in the kitchen with the wingspan of Pavarotti, and beyond that a courtyard where you surely negotiate the end of wars, the start of an affair. You park your Bugatti back there, or the horses you had grazing all morning at McBurney Park. There are three bedrooms on the second floor and the loft can be a fourth, with its own ensuite, as if the plan all along was to both rise above the fray and ride out the apocalypse. I’d finish the basement too, and install a Churchillian pool table beneath sulphur beams, line the stone walls with mahogany humidors. You see where I’m going with this: 79 Colborne St is that oil painting the conservationist examines with cotton swabs and then returns with the news that you’ve bought yourself a Rembrandt. It is the perfectly designed magic trick; the handsome devil you nearly missed. (id:28880)

Property Details

MLS® Number 40590202
Property Type Single Family
Features Southern Exposure, Skylight
Parking Space Total 1


Bathroom Total 2
Bedrooms Above Ground 3
Bedrooms Total 3
Appliances Dryer, Refrigerator, Stove, Washer
Basement Development Unfinished
Basement Type Full (unfinished)
Constructed Date 1900
Construction Style Attachment Attached
Cooling Type None
Exterior Finish Brick
Foundation Type Stone
Heating Fuel Natural Gas
Heating Type Forced Air
Stories Total 3
Size Interior 2000 Sqft
Type Row / Townhouse
Utility Water Municipal Water


Access Type Road Access
Acreage No
Sewer Municipal Sewage System
Size Depth 95 Ft
Size Frontage 21 Ft
Size Total Text Under 1/2 Acre
Zoning Description Ur5


Level Type Dimensions
Second Level 4pc Bathroom 13'8'' x 10'7''
Second Level Bedroom 11'5'' x 10'1''
Second Level Bedroom 11'6'' x 10'0''
Second Level Bedroom 13'9'' x 12'4''
Third Level 4pc Bathroom 13'11'' x 13'1''
Third Level Loft 19'11'' x 17'7''
Main Level Breakfast 11'10'' x 7'1''
Main Level Kitchen 13'2'' x 10'11''
Main Level Dining Room 14'3'' x 14'2''
Main Level Living Room 14'0'' x 13'9''



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Mark Sinnett

(613) 217-8560

Royal LePage Proalliance Realty, Brokerage
80 Queen St
Kingston, Ontario K7K 6W7

(613) 544-4141

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