137 Briar Hill Avenue | Central Toronto - North TorontoSold
Solid brick detached three-storey home in the sought-after Allenby school district. The home is located on quiet, tree-lined Briar Hill Avenue between Duplex and Rosewell. Kids attend Allenby and Glenview - both of which offer Extended and Immersion French programs.
This renovated & updated solid brick detached three-storey home in the sought-after Allenby school district is what you've been waiting for! A modern kitchen open to the living/family room, a beautiful south facing lot & private yard (ideal for an addition) spacious 3rd floor master, second floor family room that easily converts to two bedrooms, finished basement with separate entrance and excellent mechanicals make this is a perfect home for any growing family. The home is located on quiet, tree-lined Briar Hill Avenue between Duplex and Rosewell, in the family-friendly North Toronto neighbourhood which is known for its excellent public, private and separate schools. Kids attend Allenby and Glenview -- both of which offer Extended and Immersion French programs.
Shoppers can enjoy the local shops, pubs and restaurants on Yonge between Eglinton and Blythwood. The diverse mix of shops runs the gamut from family businesses to international chain stores, "You'll never have to park at Sporting Life again. Indoor shopping, professional services and entertainment are available at the Yonge & Eglinton Centre. The Yonge/Eglinton corridor has much in the way of night life with its many bars, restaurants, nightclubs, and theatres.
A multitude of parks and recreational facilities serve this area. The nearby North Toronto Community Centre on Eglinton offers gym facilities, squash courts and a water slide. Adjacent to this is large Eglinton Park which boasts sports fields, a baseball diamond, playground, and tennis courts that become an artificial ice rink in winter. Sherwood Park east of Mount Pleasant Rd. has a wonderful walking path highlighted by some of the oldest and largest trees in the city. Lytton Park and Blythwood Ravine Park are also within walking distance.
Transportation is a snap. Briar Hill is located eight short blocks from Eglinton subway station, and there is also bus service on Yonge St connecting to Eglinton station. Motorists can be downtown in about ten minutes. Highway 401 and the Allen are both about ten minutes from Briar Hill.
When entering this lovely home, you'll find a good sized foyer featuring wood accents and storage under the stairs. The dining room includes such cozy comforts as a wood fireplace, hardwood floors, and charming crown mouldings that add to the real country feel. Built-in shelving adds a tasteful and practical touch.
Updated and opened to the living room in 2001, the renovated kitchen features newer appliances including a gas stove, a large island/breakfast bar with corian counter, refinished pine floors, and a natural exposed wood ceiling. There is a convenient pantry plus a walk-out to the rear yard. The living room features hardwood floors and a wood ceiling for a gracious country feel. It opens via French doors, and also accesses the private rear deck and beautiful deep south facing yard -- great for entertaining. There is an excellent opportunity here to add a main floor family room addition.
On your tour upstairs, you'll find the oversized family room has been created by removing a wall, which easily converts back to its original 2 bedrooms. In its current use it is brightly lit by many windows, and features romantic window seats and a wood burning fireplace.
The other bedroom on this floor is good sized with hardwood floors and a closet. Adjacent to the bedroom is a fancy five-piece bath with granite flooring and marble tiles, a separate shower stall with glass block sides, and a recessed whirlpool tub with a dramatic skylight and stained glass windows. A large walk-in closet (which was originally the bathroom) finishes this level.
The wonderful third floor master suite is huge with wood floors, windows on two sides, and his and hers walk in closets. There is an ample seating area in this spacious room.
In the basement, the recreation room has been professionally finished with pot lights and makes a great play area, office space or bedroom. This level has decent ceiling height, includes a three-piece bath, laundry room, furnace room and separate storage area. With its own entrance and walk-up to the backyard, it has potential as a nanny suite or apartment.