153 Delaware Avenue | Central Toronto - Dufferin Grove

Description

Exceptional, custom renovated Edwardian home on a tree-lined street in the child friendly Dufferin Grove neighbourhood! This semi detached, 3 storey brick home is conveniently located south of Bloor Street, an easy stroll to acclaimed schools, specialty shopping and the subway. The home is bright and open with an incredible 2600 square feet of total living space, featuring 9-foot ceilings and restored original character combined with the finest finishes. This stunning, turnkey home presents an ideal opportunity for urban families to own a professionally renovated, spacious home minutes from the downtown core!

Property Details

  • Asking Price: $749,000
  • MLS:
  • Taxes 2006: $3423.57
  • Bedrooms: 4
  • Baths: 3 x 4
  • Possession: 30 days/TBA
  • Inclusions: Centre island, Viking gas range, Ventahood exhaust fan, Miele Incognito dishwasher, GE Arctica side by side fridge, front loading Whirlpool Sport washer and dryer, all electric light fixtures, Godfrey Hirst wool carpeting on third floor master suite.
  • Lot size: 19.51 x 122 feet
  • Parking: Street permit parking available
  • Mechanical upgrades: Custom designer kitchen incl. ceramic farmhouse sink with faucet from Ginger's, stainless backsplash and under counter lighting, double hung Anderson windows; new thermopane windows throughout, dark stained wide plank oak floors, brick breakfast room addition, thermostatically controlled gas fireplace in living room, 3 new baths including custom built in Neptune soaker tubs and Toto toilets in ensuite and 2nd floor baths, white Saltillo Subway tiles in all baths, decorative mantel and period tiles in front bedroom, professionally finished lower level with new laundry room in Saltillo tile and newly poured basement floor, brand new 100 amp electrical service throughout, wireless internet ready, brand new HVAC ducting, Lennox Central Air with full permits, 5/8 inch water supply; brand new plumbing with full permits, professional exterior landscaping; interior paint with Farrow and Ball Traditional Paints
  • Requirements: Must attach Schedules B & C to all offers

Exceptional, custom renovated Edwardian home on a tree-lined street in the child friendly Dufferin Grove neighbourhood! This semi detached, 3 storey brick home is conveniently located south of Bloor Street, an easy stroll to acclaimed schools, specialty shopping and the subway. The home is bright and open with an incredible 2600 square feet of total living space, featuring 9-foot ceilings and restored original character combined with the finest finishes. This stunning, turnkey home presents an ideal opportunity for urban families to own a professionally renovated, spacious home minutes from the downtown core!

Centrally located on fabulous Delaware Avenue, this home is steps away from Bloor Street and is a five minute drive from the downtown core. The Delaware Avenue entrance to Ossington subway station is just minutes walk away perfect for the subway commuter and a welcome relief during slushy Toronto winters. Bus service in the area is excellent for those who prefer surface routes. Drivers enjoy the fact that the Gardiner Expressway and all its connecting highways is 10 minutes away.

Parents appreciate the close proximity to Dewson Street Public School, or Pierre Elliott Trudeau Elementary with its world class French program, and St. Marys Catholic Secondary School. The Bloor/Gladstone Toronto Public Library branch is close by as is the neighbourhood favourite: Dufferin Grove Park. The park is one of the most unique in the city and features a community bake oven, year-round campfire pit, summer music festival, community vegetable garden and various recreational facilities including a wading pool, ice rink and tennis courts epitomizing the community spirit of this welcoming, friendly pocket. It is just a ten-minute walk east to the 21-acre Christie Pits Park, with its picnic grounds, ice rink, baseball diamonds, soccer field, wading pools and tobogganing. Harbord and Bickford parks are also just a few blocks away.

With the vast selection of funky and functional shops along Bloor Street, homeowners are close to all their lifestyle and shopping needs. Restaurants such as the acclaimed seafood house Chiado and the gourmet food haven Fromagerie are nearby examples of the stellar dining & shopping opportunities in the neighbourhood, while the Dufferin Grove Farmers Market is a traditional mainstay. Vibrant culture abounds with a thriving mix of Korean bakeries, Portuguese churrascos and Italian grocers like the Fiesta Farms on Christie. A couple of blocks south, the best of College West is readily available trendy cafes, bars, boutiques, delis and of course the energetic Mediterranean flair of the street itself. For those who prefer larger stores, many big box stores are found in vicinity, such as the Loblaws, Blockbuster and Beer Store at Christie and Dupont, and Dufferin Mall which offers a wide range of shopping opportunities.

153 Delaware has just been completely gutted and renovated on all four levels, designed by Jason Cass of Global TVs Whose Design is it Anyway and HGTVs One House Two Looks. With painstaking attention to every detail, including a custom built hand-crafted kitchen, three brand new bathrooms, a third floor master retreat with four-piece ensuite, and professional landscaping, this showpiece home is a dazzling union of expert craftsmanship, classic charm and modern convenience. It is like owning a new home: best of all, it was fully done to code with permits and inspections obtained.

The extensive remodeling begins on the outside, where the solid red brick exterior is accented with cedar shingle, and new double hung wood Anderson windows. A lovely front porch is perfect for enjoying after-dinner drinks overlooking the landscaped gardens. To the rear, the oversized private yard is a scenic sanctuary. The area includes a new wood fence plus large party deck, a funky red brick rear wall, plus a privacy hedge and plenty of room for childs play.

The main floor was designed for families and entertaining. The 9 foot ceilings and huge open concept living and dining room allow for plenty of space for multiple furniture layouts. The new solid, hand finished dark-stained wide plank oak flooring throughout the main level, recessed halogen lighting, new thermostatically controlled gas fireplace with mantel, apothecary style glass pendant light in the enclosed foyer, and beautiful bay window, enhance its character.

The sensational family-sized kitchen and adjacent spacious breakfast room are tributes to the English style of the home. The gourmet kitchen itself is a chefs dream, with 1 1/4 inch honed & sealed marble countertops, ceramic farmhouse sink & taps from Gingers, full height wall cabinetry and a centre island workspace featuring open shelving for the ultimate in convenience. Top of line professional quality stainless steel appliances and range hood including Viking gas range are stylish, durable and provide an incredible aesthetic! The side by side fridge is conveniently flanked by 2 spacious built in pantries with interior illumination and French doors. Recessed halogen lights, stainless steel backsplash and under-counter lighting add to the elegant appeal. The open breakfast room brick addition, offers plenty of space for family meals or homework, or perhaps a small main floor family room. This room walks out to the deck and gardens via double French doors and is flooded with morning sunlight.

The second floor has space suitable for a family to spread out or plenty of rooms for guests and working from home. The dark stained oak plank floors continue throughout this level. Apothecary-style glass pendant lights add a soft glow to the hallways. The large front bedroom easily accommodates a queen size bed. This sun-splashed room has a huge bay window and a decorative mantel with period tiles, and a spacious closet. The middle bedroom is the perfect space for a growing child, while the back bedroom faces the garden and will be the envy of any romantic who enjoys the privacy of their own walk-out to the second floor deck with its stunning views. A beautifully renovated spa-style bath serves this level, and has been designed as a retreat for all ages: a chic custom built-in Neptune soaker tub, with a subway tile and marble surround, a Toto toilet and a wood vanity with large adjacent linen closet are conducive to long pampering sessions.

While the rest of the house is devoted to family living, the fabulous third floor master suite is an owners oasis. Light-filled, with a view of the garden and CN Tower, morning to evening sun floods this floor. A huge closet extends the length of one wall, providing ample storage space for even the most extensive wardrobe. Feet sink into the Australian 100% wool carpet, and best of all is the decadent private ensuite with a custom built in, 6-foot soaker tub and heated white marble floor & towel bar rivaling even the fanciest day spas.

The open concept lower level is an ideal family room/home entertainment centre. It features extraordinary ceiling height and is fully professionally finished with recessed halogen lights and new flooring throughout including the newly poured level basement floor. Because of the unusually high ceilings and many above-ground windows, full bathroom, as well as the walk-out to the garden, there is potential for a nanny suite here. A bright, clean laundry room inspired by House and Home has contemporary ceramic tile flooring and brand new front loading, Whirlpool Sport washer and dryer. There is also a fully renovated four-piece bath adjacent plus loads of storage space suitable for a wine cellar, as well as the large furnace/electrical storage room.

There are too many valuable, recent mechanical upgrades offering convenience and assurance, to list in one place! Some of the more remarkable features include re-engineered joists for solid flooring with no creaks, new thermopane windows throughout iincluding double hung Anderson windows, new 100 amp service & wiring throughout, wireless internet ready, brand new HVAC ducting throughout with gas furnace & Lennox central air, 5/8 inch water supply and brand new plumbing & drainage, and fresh designer Farrow & Ball painting throughout the entire house.

Offered at $749000.