197 Howland Avenue | Central Toronto - The Annex

Description

Spacious, completely unspoiled and original 3-storey semi-detached home on a very special tree-lined street in prime Annex! With four bedrooms, two baths, a family-sized kitchen, fine architectural details and a fabulous deep lot, this well-maintained home is a gem. Perfect for professional couples and growing families wanting to personalize for themselves.

Property Details

  • Asking Price: $499,000
  • Taxes 2004: $4018
  • Baths: 1x4, 1x2
  • Bedrooms: 4+1
  • Lot Size: 17 x 178
  • Possession: 90 days/TBA
  • Parking: Street permit optional
  • Inclusions: Gas stove, fridge, washer, light fixtures, window coverings.
  • Mechanical Upgrades: Flat roof 2001, shingles '97, improved water main from street, aluminum eaves and downspouts, exterior painted '02, all storm windows & doors 1995. Mostly updated wiring. Copper plumbing
  • Approximate Utility Costs 2004: $620
  • Gas: $2600
  • Water: $484
  • Insurance: $558

Spacious, completely unspoiled and original 3-storey semi-detached home on a very special tree-lined street in prime Annex! With four bedrooms, two baths, a family-sized kitchen, fine architectural details and a fabulous deep lot, this well-maintained home is a gem. Perfect for professional couples and growing families wanting to personalize for themselves.

The Annex is over one hundred years old and has endured as one of Toronto's premier neighbourhoods, home to many successful businesspeople, prominent artists, community leaders and University of Toronto faculty and students who enjoy its diversity. Its vibrant energy derives from the eclectic mix of ethnic restaurants, delightful shops & boutiques, and specialty stores along Bloor Street. The Mirvish Village shopping district on Markham south of Bloor offers art galleries, dining, and antiques.

Conveniently located within minutes of Toronto's business and entertainment districts, the home is also well served by the TTC – walk to Bathurst subway on the Bloor line or Dupont subway on the Yonge/University line. Recreation & fitness opportunities abound: Howland Avenue is within walking distance of the U of T Athletic Centre and the JCC at Bloor & Spadina, Jean Sibelius park & playground, Christie Pits Park with its myriad sports and children's opportunities, and great nightlife with many bars and restaurants along Bloor Street.

Fully fenced front yard and landscaped perennial gardens lead to the wood verandah of this charming home. huge, gorgeous deep lot and organic garden, via a convenient mudroom – Inside, the living room is at the front of the house, with a picture window and decorative fireplace to invite guests. A cross hall stairwell with decorative woodwork leads to the second floor.

There is a unusually spacious hallway with a large coat closet below the staircase. This leads to the large original dining room, with its hardwood floors and a lovely bay window with window seat. The eat-in kitchen has many tall cupboards, a newer gas range, 2 windows and a walk-out to the mudroom & yard. The mudroom, a west end builders phenomenon is a great benefit perfect for keeping a handle on winter clothes and summer gardening gear. A wonderful feature of the home is the butler's staircase - a 2nd stairwell from the kitchen that lead to the second floor.

Upstairs, the master bedroom is sun-filled from another charming bay window, and a second decorative fireplace that adds a classic, cozy feel. The second bedroom has a bay window, deep closet and the original solid hardwood floors that continue throughout the house. A small back bedroom can be used as a den or office, or you might want to expand into a huge bathroom or laundry room. The four-piece bath with ceramic tile floor and a deep clawfoot bathtub serves this level.

The third floor is a ‘true' third storey with two spacious bedrooms, high ceilings, and many windows. A walk-in closet in between the two bedrooms provides extra storage space, while each bedroom has at least one other closet.

The unfinished basement is high and dry, with a two-piece bath, and was originally used as a carpentry room. This space could easily be converted into a family room or work area.

Other amenities include: street permit parking optional, child and pet-friendly neighbourhood, annual street sale and strong community spirit.

Offered at $499,000.