12 Garden Avenue | West Toronto - RoncesvallesSold
Stunning Victorian restoration in prime Roncesvalles Village! This renovated 2 1/2 storey detached home on a pretty tree-lined street combines historic details with modern elegance. With garage and parking via lane, thoughtful upgrades and walkouts from two levels, this impressive home provides an ideal opportunity for couples and families to live in a highly sought after neighbourhood!
Stunning Victorian restoration in prime Roncesvalles Village! This renovated 2 1/2 storey detached home on a pretty tree-lined street combines historic details with modern elegance. With covered parking via lane, thoughtful upgrades and walkouts from two levels, this impressive home provides an ideal opportunity for couples & families to live in a highly sought after neighbourhood!
The vibrant neighbourhood of Roncesvalles Village is a mix of old world and gentrification. Family-friendly and blessed with excellent transportation routes plus a varied commercial shopping district, this area also boasts parkland & recreational opportunities within walking distance. At the heart of this neighbourhood is Roncesvalles Avenue, a diverse mix of chic restaurants and gourmet stores rubbing elbows with ethnic delis, coffee shops and family businesses. There are a couple of great shops on Sorauren including the popular brunch/lunch place Mitzis, and a newer gourmet grocer.
Nearby Sorauren Park is the central meeting spot for many neighbourhood activities. There are the numerous dogs playing offleash, the little league in spring and fall, plus the day camps in summer and many annual events including the famous pumpkin contest. There are tennis courts, a soccer field, and a baseball diamond in this park located just down the street. There is also a large kids playground across the street. Further west and north, High Park & Grenadier Pond has 399 acres of parkland & recreational activities providing a whole days family entertainment.
Getting around is easy with so much public transit: The Dundas, King and Queen streetcars are only a five minute walk away and connect to subway stations on the Yonge line or Bloor via Roncesvalles.
Grand and classic, this historic brick home has great curb appeal, with a mature tree and perennial gardens hugging the home. The entry door includes a traditional transom with stained glass accents, welcoming visitors into a spacious foyer. There are gleaming hardwood floors throughout the living and dining rooms, and an exquisite wood burning fireplace mantel and ceramic surround. Crown moldings and medallions on the 10 foot ceilings contribute to the classic charm of this century home. The formal dining room is accessed via pocket doors, and an adjacent lovely newer two piece bath with limestone floor provides added convenience for guests.
The eat-in family size kitchen includes a built-in table, pot lights, centre island with sink, 5 burner old fashioned gas range, white ceramic backsplash and a plethora of white solid and glass doored cupboards. The most convenient feature is the laundry in the kitchen washer and dryer are hidden behind closet doors. The kitchen is cheery with natural light via large windows and the walk-out to the large fenced rear yard. Yard is ideal for both childs play and grownup entertaining, with a wood deck area, plus interlocking brick patio, grass and gardens.
The master on the second floor features a big bay window with stained glass highlights that are delightful with morning sunlight streaming through. There is also a deep double closet with cupboards storage above. Attention to detail continues throughout the house: the second bedroom includes crown moldings, and a 9 foot ceiling. In addition, there is a large office/library area with glass door sized window.
The truly luxurious nearly new five piece spa bath offers a two person corner whirlpool bath as well as a two person glass & tiled enclosed separate shower stall. A sumptuous tall double sink with marble counter and matching vanity table & storage have deluxe fixtures. There is a convenient walk in closet on this level.
The third floor is currently being used as a grand family room. This spacious carpeted room has a cozy sloped ceiling and walks out to the fenced treetop level deck. There is potential for a truly remarkable master suite on this floor.
Other benefits of this home includes newer oversized garage with electric door opener, gleaming dark hardwood floors throughout most of the main and 2nd floors, California shutters, central air conditioning, walk up from the basement to exterior, very quiet home, and the close proximity to great schools and shops in this trendy, family-friendly neighbourhood.