343 Albany Avenue | Central Toronto - The Annex

Description

Traditional Upper Annex detached home with amazing modern day touches & pizzazz!! Thoughtful eco friendly upgrades & worry-free state of the art mechanical systems!
This house is meant for entertaining and family life – with the WOW factor that you have been searching for. Located in desirable quiet family neighbourhood with strong community spirit.

Property Details

  • Asking Price: $749,900
  • Taxes 2010: $4306.51
  • Baths: 3 (1x2 Piece – Main Floor 1x5 Piece – Second Floor 1x3 Piece – Lower Level)
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Square Footage: 2580 square feet (includes the lower level)
  • Possession: 90 days / 120 days
  • Lot size: 25 x 87.5 feet
  • Parking: private drive parking for 2 cars
  • Inclusions: Fisher Paykel stainless steel fridge, Heartland 6 burner stainless steel gas stove, Vent-a-hood range hood, Miele dishwasher, reverse Osmosis kitchen water system, water filtration system (entire house 2005), Miele front loading washer & dryer, electric light fixtures (except as excluded), all window coverings, built-in bookshelves in living room, built-in storage cabinets throughout basement, ceiling speakers for surround sound home theatre in lower level recreation room, speaker cables pre-wired for surround sound home theatre in basement and upstairs to living room for multiple music zones, Cable pre-wired to all three floors of house  ADT alarm system, central air conditioning '06, Viessmann furnace '10
  • Exclusions: Pendant light in living room, Tolomeo pendant light over piano in sun-room, T.V., stereo and mechanic’s tool chest in lower level
  • Maintenance Fees: Hydro: $2100.00; Heating/Gas: $1366.00; Water: $305.00; Insurance: $828.00; Alarm System: $516.00;

Absolute Jewel on Albany!

Traditional Upper Annex detached home with amazing modern day touches & pizzazz!!

Thoughtful eco friendly upgrades & worry-free state of the art mechanical systems!

This house is meant for entertaining and family life – with the WOW factor that you have been searching for:

  • Light filled open concept
  • 2 piece main floor powder room.
  • Spacious renovated chef's kitchen
  • Additional main floor den/sun room
  • Extraordinary lower level – dug out and fully finished in 2010.

Walk-out to the pretty perennial garden & patio! Backs onto a beautiful green space.

3 bedrooms & 3 baths.

2 car parking in private drive

Located in desirable quiet family neighbourhood with strong community spirit.

A superb central downtown location, convenient walk to the Dupont subway station, neighbourhood park, great shops, restaurants, Hillcrest Community P.S. School & other superb schools.

Vibrant Tarragon Village Community!

Unique upper Annex pocket proudly known as Tarragon Village.

This tight well-knit cohesive community is home to many families of business professionals, prominent artists, community leaders and University of Toronto faculty who enjoy its diversity. Great relationship with responsive city councillor.

Preferred school cachement includes popular Hillcrest P.S., Nearby Loretto College School, Royal St. Georges College, University of Toronto, George Brown College.

Parks & Recreation! Just a few doors down from Cawthra Playground Park where you'll find all the neighbourhood kids playing, or Jean Sibelius, Bill Bolton skating rink & hockey league, Vermont Square & Christie Pits.

Quiet street with traffic calming speed bumps to be installed this spring. Handy to art, culture, sporting venues including Wychwood Barns, U of T Athletic Centre, Casa Loma, The Jewish Community Centre, The Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, Royal Ontario Museum, Royal Conservatory's new Koerner Hall, Spadina Road Public Library, Annex Dance Academy, St. Alban's Boy's & Girls Club, to name but a few!

Enjoy the diverse calendar of shows at the famous Tarragon Theatre!

Many great local restaurants like Corner House, Dos Amigos, Indian Rice Factory plus a mix of restaurants, delightful shops & boutiques, and specialty stores along Bloor and desirable restaurants/bars a short walk away at Dupont/Spadina/Bathurst. The Mirvish Village shopping district on Markham south of Bloor offers art galleries, dining and antiques.

For every day needs - close by Loblaws, LCBO, Shoppers Drug Mart & Tim Hortons as well as Wychwood Barns farmers market.

GO Green! Well served by public transit. Walk to Dupont Subway & bus. Easy walk to Bloor Street.

Centrally located to get uptown or downtown in minutes.

Eco Friendly Home!

Outdoors you'll appreciate the professionally landscaped lovely low maintenance perennial gardens out front, plus rare private drive for 2+ cars.

There is a quality outdoor cedar shed from Summerwood included – built in 2008.

Rear yard with custom cedar fence and very pretty “Owen Sound” flagstone patio for entertaining, and perennial garden with rare native grasses. Property feels huge – as backing onto private green space/park.

Natural gas BBQ line in back yard, and rain barrel for watering yard.

343 Albany is a classic Edwardian red brick 2 storey family home with pretty curb appeal.

Charming home complete with original character & details yet is open and marries in a contemporary feel.

Enter 343 Albany through the welcoming covered old fashioned front porch and flagstone walkway.

There is a foyer to greet guests, with space for hats and boots, and convenient under stair hidden cupboard, and a rare 2 piece powder room

The gracious living room features charming plank pine floors, stained glass window, decorative fireplace & mantle.

Open concept dining room is flooded with natural light with bay window, and built in shelving under windows. Enjoy large family dinners & entertaining as it opens to the kitchen.

A true cook’s kitchen! Renovated 2011 plus stainless steel/butcher block centre island.

Sparkling white open kitchen includes stunning honed Carrera marble countertops, Grohe modern faucet, Bianco undermount double stainless steel sink, reverse osmosis water filtration system, top of the line restaurant style stainless appliances, antique pine floors and pantry.

Sunlit breakfast room/den has a built-in banquette and is a fun space for kids and casual dining. Popular multipurpose room for piano, homework, arts & crafts or main floor home office.

Upstairs the light-filled spacious master bedroom is a dream with windows on 3 sides overlooking the gardens. Originally 2 bedrooms, it combines to create a huge king size room with quality custom built-ins along the numerous windows plus full walk-in closet/dressing room & pine floors... a tranquil place to retire at the end of the day.

The wonderful 2nd bedroom (originally the master) has large bay windows that flood the room with light, pine floors and closet.

3rd bedroom accomodates a double bed and is wired for use as a home office or perfect for a nursery/guest room with pine floors & closet.

Main family 5 piece oversized bath includes double sinks, raised soaker tub, beautiful marble floors and linen closet.

Potential option to expand to create 3rd floor if desired. Hidden space in hallway by linen closet to add stackable washer/dryer.

Spectacular finished lower level! High end complete reno in 2010 - so much meticulous work has gone into making this space ideal family hangout.

Excavated and underpinning gives you extra high ceilings throughout. Insulated, soundproofed and radiant heated floors (energy efficient).

Huge recreation room is any movie lovers dream with an extensive wall of built-ins, fully wired media centre and built-in ceiling speakers for full home theatre surround sound, as well as wiring for upstairs to living room for multiple music zones.

Extra storage; perfect for hiding audio equipment and tucking unwanted toys away, as well as full custom pull out shelving for a home office. Plenty of space for sectional couches, desk, and pull out bed for guests.

Designer white on white 3 piece bath – complete with heated floors, glass enclosed rainhead shower and separate hand held shower, marble counters, heated porcelain floors.

Sliding glass doors from family room separate the desirable mud room with laundry, wine cellar, closet, heated porcelain floors, built-in bench & hooks for, built-in cupboards, additional large under-stair storage (access to sump pump). Thoughtfully built cabinets could fit a fridge - install kitchen if prefer to create an in-law/nanny suite.

Upgrades & Improvements!

Energy Efficient home! “Energuide” home score of 64 as assessed by Greensaver

Mechanical Upgrades:

See pre-sale home inspection for full report.

  • Quiet high efficiency Lifebreath forced air gas furnace air handler with DC motor & heat exchanger
  • Central air conditioner (2006)
  • State of the art technology heating system: Viessmann condensing boiler (2010) combined with indirect fired water heater ( Triangle tube) – also heats the radiant basement floor manifolds. Savings up to 40% on gas & hydro bill
  • all upgraded wiring with 100 amp circuit breaker panel
  • Loewen energy efficient windows - Custom aluminum exterior clad
  • whole home water filtration system (filter changed March 2011)
  • Reverse osmosis kitchen filtration system
  • 2nd floor structurally reinforced
  • joists in basement doubled or tripled
  • new return air ducts installed 2005
  • Attic insulation
  • Basement insulation
  • Alarm system: with motion detectors & glass break sensors & central pads @ front and back doors
  • Maximum protection against flooding with external waterproofing, new weeping tiles, sump pump and backwater valve installed inside
  • Professional landscaping – perennial garden featuring native plants and grass
  • New roof 2005 – old entirely removed, new shingles, new flat roof & cedar shingles
  • 3/4” Improved water main from street in 2006 and new street water main in 2010 = great water pressure
  • Natural gas barbeque line installed
  • Rainwater barrel
  • Bin Solutions shed for garbage and green bin
  • Cedar shed (from Summerwood)
  • new eaves 2004
  • rebuilt limestone window sills
  • Chimney rebuilt

Offered at $749,900.

Schools available for residents of 343 Albany Avenue

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Former Municipality Street Name Street Number Range Elementary Intermediate Secondary Technical Programs Commercial Programs
Toronto Albany Ave 315-387(Odd) Hillcrest Jr PS   Winona Drive Sr PS  Oakwood CI   Central Technical School   Central Commerce CI