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Updated September 30, 2018 12:04:31A little-known house in the heart of Toronto’s trendy Kensington Market neighborhood, with a stunning, original interior and striking design, was recently restored to its original state.
The home, which was built in 1928 by the late Charles Cawley, was purchased in 2006 for $9 million by the Kensington Community Trust for $2.2 million.
The foundation has since been renovated, with new roof, walls, ceilings, stairs, and exterior features.
The renovation is being carried out by Cawleys estate.
Cawley died in 1992 and the house was bought by the Toronto Community Housing Corporation, a charity that supports affordable housing in the city.
The building was originally designed as a three-bedroom house in 1928, but was later expanded to a five-bedroom and six-bathroom residence in the 1940s.
The original interior of the house, which is believed to have been restored by the Cawks, was designed by architect William H. Rochlin, who also designed the original home of Charles and Martha Cawkins, who owned the Cawny House, in Toronto.
The Cawkys bought the house in 1958 and lived there until they sold it to the Toronto Housing Corporation in 1983.
In a blog post, Toronto Community Development, a non-profit housing charity that works with tenants and businesses to create affordable housing, said it is thrilled that the renovation of the home has been completed.
“It was never intended to be a home, but now it is,” the blog post said.
“We are so pleased to see it being restored to the former glory it once was.”
Toronto Housing has been working with Cawkin’s descendants on the renovation, said the charity.
“Their intention was to restore this home to its former glory, and now that it has been restored to it’s original beauty, it is an incredible gift to the community,” said spokesperson Anna Stiles.
The Kensington market is the largest residential area in Toronto, home to more than 5,000 people, according to the Greater Toronto Area.
The neighborhood is home to many restaurants and shops and is the epicentre of the city’s nightlife.