For real estate agents, it is always a gamble when they walk into an older home. Houses can be in disarray and disrepair after years of neglect. Or the house can be completely surprising on the inside. When Gladys and Carla Spizzirri, two Toronto-based real estate agents, were contacted by a 96-year-old woman who wanted to sell her home, they didn’t expect much. The seamstress wanted to sell her decades-old home, and she invited the agents over to check out her house.
When the real estate agents walked inside the old woman’s house for the first time, they were speechless. From the outside, the home, built in the 1940s, looked typical of the Bloor West Village neighborhood.
From the outside, the house seemed fairly unassuming. It had a well-kept front yard and clean brickwork but nothing that screamed “there’s something incredible hiding inside” to the real estate agents. Little did they know what was waiting for them! The inside of the home is what really shines!
The owner had lived in the home for 70 years. Although a seamstress by trade, she always thought she had an eye for interior design.
She had a great sense of a muted color palette, mixing seafoam with golds and warm pinks in this comfortably feminine living room.
The formal dining room is very archetypal of the 1960s, with a matching dining set and buffet table.
The curved edges and monochromatic scheme of this kitchen are keeping with the late 1950s and early 1960s style.
This is one kitchen you actually won’t want to remodel!