Property of the Week: An Inner-City Home with a Basement Studio Apartment

This home features a bright, cozy interior, a studio apartment in the basement and a gardener’s dream layout in the backyard.

Where it is

526 8 Ave. N.E.


The design

Whether you need additional space for family, visiting guests, grown kids or as an extra source of rent, this home’s basement studio is a great feature. The space has been completely and professionally renovated and boasts bright, oversized windows and insulated walls. The quaint kitchenette has a sleek induction cooktop and a built-in fridge for culinary creations. The living room and dining area openly connect from the kitchen in a bright and spacious layout. The bathroom enjoys in-floor heating to add a luxurious, spa-like feel, along with the glass-front shower.


What to love

The basement studio’s bright warmth and open layout continue throughout the main home. The flowing main floor is adorned with spacious skylights that flood the home with warmth and comfort. A bay window in the living room opens up the space to create a sense of spaciousness in the room. The dining room leads off the living room and flows into the sleek and modern kitchen. Countertop spaces run throughout the kitchen creating natural spaces to cook and gather and an additional island seating space. A second living room connects behind the kitchen and leads onto a deck with even more seating for warm days.

Upstairs, the three large and spacious bedrooms await, including the primary bedroom with its own bay window and fitting ensuite. And for gardeners, the backyard is fully equipped to grow a home garden with raised gardening beds and heritage perennials that’ll grow each year.


What to consider

This home is fully outfitted with everything a homeowner may need to host friends or raise a family. It’s close to downtown, local schools, amenities and ample restaurants and cafés.


The stats

2,000 square feet
Three bedrooms
Three bathrooms
Basement studio apartment
Over-height garage

Listed for $799,900 with Carmen Davison at Carmen Davison Real Estate, Real Estate Professionals Inc. 


Inside the Home

Photo courtesy of Red Dot Services.

With a cozy bay window, bright light and cozy seating, the living room by the entryway is the perfect place to sit and relax.


Photo courtesy of Red Dot Services.

The connected dining room creates an informal place to gather for dinners with family or friends.


Photo courtesy of Red Dot Services.

The spacious kitchen is outfitted with everything needed to cook or sit at the kitchen island.


Photo courtesy of Red Dot Services.

The second living room leads from the kitchen and connects to the outdoor deck, expanding the home’s space.


Photo courtesy of Red Dot Services.

Step outside for a barbecue or take a seat on the deck to soak in the warm weather and peaceful views.


Photo courtesy of Red Dot Services.

The upstairs bedroom offers cozy spaces with room to customize the layout and decor.


Photo courtesy of Red Dot Services.

The primary bedroom enjoys a private deck, a bay window for extra light and a relaxing ensuite bathroom.


Photo courtesy of Red Dot Services.

The basement studio is just as bright and welcoming as the main home and is outfitted with a living room space, dining area, kitchenette, bedroom and bathroom.


Photo courtesy of Red Dot Services.

The basement bathroom features a glass-fronted shower and bright, spa-like decor.


Photo courtesy of Red Dot Services.

The backyard is well-equipped for any gardener, with perennial flowers and garden beds to grow vegetables.


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