37 Gwynne Avenue | West Toronto - Parkdale

Description

Beautifully restored, upgraded and stylish three storey Victorian - simply move right in! This renovated extra wide semi detached home on a quiet tree-lined street in a very desirable pocket of Parkdale is nestled among other examples of stunning turn-of-the-century architecture. Well-appointed bedrooms and a flexible floor plan to accommodate three bedrooms or a spacious second floor family room, plus exposed brick and original charm throughout blend with the finest modern amenities and two walk-outs to sunny decks. The polished home is perfect for urban couples wishing to enjoy the benefits of homeownership within the city core. Considerable, expensive upgrades to the chef's kitchen, spa bath, flooring, and mechanical systems mean buyers can immediately put down roots and begin to enjoy this tastefully restored gem and the vibrant neighbourhood!

Property Details

  • Asking Price: $539,900
  • Taxes 2008: $3771.00
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 1×4, 1×2
  • Lot size: 21.21 feet x 81 feet
  • Possession: 60-90 days
  • Parking: Street permit parking available
  • Mechanical upgrades: Roof, chimney, CAC, skylights, powder rm, landscaping, 3rd flr carpet, custom blinds all '00; full kitchen reno + kit appls '03, large main bath '06, living rm upgrades, front yard interlocking brick, pine stairs, fully upgraded electrical & breaker box all '07. Monitored alarm system. Updated wdws & plumbing. Home inspection report available June 2008.
  • Inclusions: Fridge, stove, built in dishwasher, built in microwave range hood '06, washer, dryer, all electric light fixtures, custom window coverings.
  • Exclusions: Light fixture over dr table, undercounter radio/DVD player in kitchen, ss pot rack in kitchen, radio/CD player in 2nd floor bathroom.
  • Approximate utility costs:  
    Hydro: $805.61
    Gas: $1962.18
    Water: $468
    Home Insurance: $952
    Alarm: $340

Beautifully restored, upgraded and stylish three storey Victorian - simply move right in! This renovated extra wide semi detached home on a quiet tree-lined street in a very desirable pocket of Parkdale is nestled among other examples of stunning turn-of-the-century architecture. Well-appointed bedrooms and a flexible floor plan to accommodate three bedrooms or a spacious second floor family room, plus exposed brick and original charm throughout blend with the finest modern amenities and two walk-outs to sunny decks. The polished home is perfect for urban couples wishing to enjoy the benefits of homeownership within the city core. Considerable, expensive upgrades to the chef's kitchen, spa bath, flooring, and mechanical systems mean buyers can immediately put down roots and begin to enjoy this tastefully restored gem and the vibrant neighbourhood!

Trendy Gwynne Avenue runs between Queen and King Streets at the east end of Parkdale, a revitalized neighbourhood with a strong community feel and proud roots as one of Toronto's premiere places to live. It has some of Toronto's most vibrant shopping districts, wonderful tree-lined streets and impressive mansions dating from the Victorian era that imbue the neighbourhood with a rich history. Culture aficionados will appreciate proximity to the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art! The main commercial shopping area is on Queen West, where specialty shops and hip restaurants are mixed in with boutiques, galleries, retail stores, and iconic nightspots like the Drake, the Beaconsfield and the Gladstone. Liberty Village just east of Dufferin has a huge 24-hour Dominion, gym, as well as cafes, shops & restaurants for the whole King West neighbourhood which has emerged in recent years as a popular area for professionals.

Gwynne Avenue is within walking distance of Toronto's waterfront parks and recreational paths, as well as Ontario Place and Exhibition Place, and the Allan Lamport Stadium Park only two blocks away. There are four recreation centres and two public libraries offering programming to Parkdale residents. Residents are very close to downtown and the frequent-service Queen and King streetcars connect passengers to the subway stations on the Yonge line in a few minutes, or to Broadview station on the Bloor line for those wishing to take a scenic route, while the Dufferin bus connects to Dufferin subway (and stops by the massive Dufferin Mall!) on the Bloor-Danforth line. Motorists enjoy direct access to both the Gardiner and Lake Shore Boulevard.

The home's unique exterior begins with superb curb appeal - a gabled roof and beautiful triangular and arched windows add character to the decorative brickwork, while the gated front yard was paved last year with new interlocking brick for easy maintenance. Enter to a convenient enclosed foyer with custom stained glass accents, a good private space to shed outerwear before proceeding to the rest of the house. The soaring ceilings and spacious open concept living and dining rooms feature original pine flooring, and a vast exposed brick wall which in concert with the wood-burning brick fireplace and refinished mantel add great warmth and charm. The Victorian touches such as crown mouldings and ceiling medallions in these principal rooms, work well with the premium light fixtures added last year with modern halogen lighting on dimmers. The oversized rare main floor powder room was renovated with gorgeous checkerboard tiles and a vanity with under-counter storage, as well as a large window - ideal for guests when entertaining. A double closet with pocket doors just opposite is perfect for storing coats and boots or oversized kitchen items.

The custom designed chef's kitchen will be appreciated equally by cooking enthusiasts and busy professionals whipping up quick meals! Renovated in '06 with loads of custom wood & glass cabinetry, it features a separate island/breakfast bar with a double stainless steel sink for effortless meal prep. Gleaming black granite countertops throughout, and highly durable flooring with a unique textured finish resembling ceramic, are proven to be both stylish and very durable surfaces. Quality newer appliances are illuminated both by halogen lighting and natural light from a large window, making the kitchen a pleasant room to work in! There is a side entrance as well as a walk out to the private deck and fully fenced yard. The landscaped oasis has been created with natural flagstone complete with garden, small pond and in-ground lighting - a serene place to enjoy quietly or entertaining friends.

New pine stairs installed last year lead to the second floor, where the bright and spacious family room is a wonderful space to enjoy movies, reading, and recreation, or use as a third bedroom, creative studio or home office! The vaulted two storey ceiling and multiple windows make the room fresh and breezy, while floor to ceiling built-in bookcases and the gleaming wood floors found throughout the first two storeys continue the polished look. The piece de resistance lies in the spectacular spa bath completely renovated two years ago. With the feel of an exotic spa, this room includes a separate glass-enclosed shower stall as well as an extra deep Zen Active Air 6' whirlpool tub so two can enjoy a pampering experience at the same time! Gorgeous brushed marble ceramic tiles, warm limestone and top quality finishes including Toto toilet and Excalibur custom cabinetry make this a truly luxurious retreat, with the added bonus of natural light from one of three skylights in the home.

The spacious back bedroom has a coveted walk in closet large enough to store double wardrobes. Rare in this age of home! Beautifully restored pine floors, French doors and exposed brick are well lit with the two windows and skylight. On the third floor, the romantic loft-style master bedroom is a wonderful retreat including a dramatic vaulted ceiling with fan, exposed brick and huge skylight, it's a relaxing spot, with plenty of space for a work/workout/meditation area if desired! This versatile space is open to the family room below and boasts a large walk-out to the third floor deck overlooking the garden pond. A secluded place to steal away to at the end of a busy day.

The unfinished basement has high ceilings and offers plenty of room for storage. Extensive mechanical upgrades and renovations provide convenience and assurance to homeowners - see complete list below! Don't miss this chance to own a rare piece of Old Toronto beautifully restored and refinished to the finest modern standards.

Offered at $539 900.