Two things: Victorian houses didn't have garages, and the room has it's own heating/air conditioning controls if desired. If unable to figure out the controls a simple message to me would have cleared things up.
On the subject of "super shady": Outside of the fact that you've just insulted my home, my neighbors, and the space I've called home for nearly a decade. If you read the description I have in my listing, I tell people who have such concerns on multiple occasions not to book. I personally don't care if someone has a problem with my neighborhood's demographics or culture, I just prefer not to host them so I don't have to read reviews like these.