Impressive in size, this extra wide charming 2 unit High Park all brick home retains original 1906 details yet is updated and well-maintained.
Impressive in size, this extra wide charming 2 unit High Park all brick home retains original 1906 details yet is updated and well-maintained. There are a multitude of options for the new owners as this home would work well for two friends or siblings looking to buy a home together, as both units are well proportioned and 2 storeys. First time buyers looking to get into a fabulous neighbourhood could afford it as an owner occupied with good income from the other unit (and with separate hydro and ensuite laundries they are completely self-contained). The home also easily converts back to 5 bedroom single family living with spacious principal rooms, finished basement, three baths and parking for two cars. This very special home is just steps to the subway, parks & shopping.
This pocket of High Park is family-friendly with highly regarded schools, including Humberside Collegiate. Its streets are lined with towering oaks, reflecting its proximity to one of Toronto's largest and most popular park. High Park itself is 399 acres of public parkland including an outdoor theatre, picnic grounds, flower gardens and an historic museum, providing recreation and relaxation for the whole family. The many families with young children on Medland enjoy programming for all ages at the nearby Keele Community Centre and Park Lithuania, only two blocks away.
The in-demand location is nearby the flourishing Junction area with its unique shops and restaurants, and is also within walking distance of Bloor West Village, a popular shopping district known for its European cafes and specialty food shops. Walk to Keele subway station or drive five minutes to Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner.
Blessed with exceptional curb appeal it is enhanced by the professionally landscaped front yard with interlocking tumbled stone walk and flower beds. There is a rare private drive for two cars, as well as access via laneway. Since the good sized yard is fully fenced, the lane could be accessed for more parking if shed removed. It is a quiet place for kids to play hockey and walk through with dogs.
Steps lead up to the old fashioned wood front porch - a relaxing place watch the world go by! The main floor opens with a tiled entryway for shedding wet boots & coats before entering either suites. The main floor living room features a bay window overlooking the street, and opens to the dining room via French doors. Hardwood floors in both rooms sparkle in the light from a second quaint bay window in the dining room.
The bright eat-in kitchen features ample counter space, a double stainless sink making cleanup easy, and many pantry cupboards to provide extra room for dishes and dry goods. Conveniently adjacent to the kitchen is a hall closet for coats, and the four-piece bath, with its gleaming soaker tub and neutral ceramic tile floor & tub surround. The kitchen walks out to the raised wood party deck and rear yard to enjoy BBQs or kids play.
The two bedrooms for this unit are located in the lower level. Both rooms include closets, broadloom and pot lights. Three above-grade windows add natural light to this level. In addition to the bedrooms, there is a laundry/storage area plus two separate closets. An ensuite two piece bath is practical at bedtimes.
The sunny second level with high ceilings makes it an enjoyable living area. A spacious open concept living/dining room has new broadloom. The updated eat-in kitchen with laminate floors and ensuite laundry is also plumbed and wired for a dishwasher. The sunroom addition accessed from the kitchen features wraparound windows that flood the carpeted room with light - nice and warm even in winter, it makes an ideal home office.
The master bedroom at the front of the house is light-filled from a big bay window as well as a second window, and features broadloom and a closet. The adjacent modern four piece bath includes tile flooring, and under-the-sink storage cupboards. The third floor houses two more bedrooms, both with refinished hardwood floors and closets. Though both bedrooms have windows capturing the sunshine, additional light is provided by a big skylight on sloped roof in the upper hall. The current owners considered converting this to a walk-out, as there is a terrific area for private rooftop deck over the sunroom.
Enjoy great water pressure, updated wiring throughout, separate hydro meters and water heaters for each unit (easy calculations for rental), and plenty of light and space. This established neighbourhood includes a mix of families, professionals and an older generation who have lived there for years.
Mechanical upgrades: Home Inspection report available from Feb 08. Roof was stripped and reshingled in '06 with exception of sunroom (unnecessary). Copper wiring with 2 electric hot water tanks, 2 separate hydro panels and 200 amp service. Copper plumbing. Drains replaced to street. Good water pressure. Mostly thermopane windows.
Inclusions: Electric light fixtures, broadloom where laid Some duct work still in home behind the walls. Shed in yard. 2 fridges, 2 stoves, 2 washers, 2 dryers.
Parking: Rare PRIVATE drive, with parking for 2 cars, as well as rear lane access.
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