167 Margueretta Street | Central Toronto - Little Italy

Description

Lovely renovated Victorian family home in a vibrant family-friendly downtown neighbourhood! This end of row sunny charmer is just north of College Street and Little Italy, offering easy access to premier shopping districts, schools, greenspace and community activities. With soaring 10' ceilings, open concept living area and major mechanical updates, this warm inviting home is ideal for a couple or family wishing to embrace the vitality and convenience of downtown living.

Property Details

  • Asking Price: $399,000
  • MLS:
  • Taxes 2006: $2609.70
  • Baths: 1 x 2, 1 x 4
  • Lot size: 17.33 x 127 feet
  • Parking: Lane access to one car – currently yard is fully fenced with shed, to be moved if using parking space.
  • Mechanical upgrades: Front roof 2006, hi-efficiency forced air gas furnace 2007 upgraded electrical panel to 100 amps with copper wiring, upgraded copper plumbing, professionally painted 2007, upstairs toilet 2005
  • Possession: November 29th, 2007
  • Inclusions: Fridge, stove, dishwasher (2005), washer, dryer, electric light fixtures, window coverings incl. custom Levelor blinds in living room (2005)
  • Approximate utility costs: 2006
  • Hydro: $1000
  • Heating and Gas: $806
  • Water: $267
  • Insurance: $968

Lovely renovated Victorian family home in a vibrant family-friendly downtown neighbourhood! This end of row sunny charmer is just north of College Street and Little Italy, offering easy access to premier shopping districts, schools, greenspace and community activities. With soaring 10' ceilings, open concept living area and major mechanical updates, this warm inviting home is ideal for a couple or family wishing to embrace the vitality and convenience of downtown living.

Located just west of Dufferin, Margueretta Street offers the best of both worlds: nearby the vibrant College Street strip only a five minute walk south, it's easy to enjoy long summer evenings on a café patio, including the cozy local neighbourhood favourite "the Common" coffee and espresso shop or check out live entertainment in a funky club and prime Little Italy. Foodies will adore the endless deli possibilities and freshly prepared gourmet Italian foods. Fashion and design also abound here, and Portugal Village is a short trip south to Dundas. Located in a family-friendly community, there is convenient access to both public and Catholic schools. Walking distance as well to Roncesvalles Village or Parkdale. A ten minute stroll north to Bloor Street and the subway in an area known for its thriving mix of Portuguese churrascos, exotic dining and Italian grocers, as well as big box shopping in the amazingly revitalized Dufferin Mall.

The home is right around the corner from Dufferin Grove Park, the city's most innovative community greenspace, with organic farmers market, regular community events, skating, and clubhouse. Also popular neighbourhood amenity is the Mary McCormack Community Centre on Sheridan. Walk to larger parks such as the 21-acre Christie Pits Park, with its picnic grounds, ice rink, baseball diamonds, soccer field, wading pools and tobogganing, as well as Earlscourt and Wadsworth Parks, are in the vicinity. While both Dufferin and Lansdowne subway stations are within easy walking distance - perfect for the subway commuter - the close proximity of the College streetcar provides even more convenience for heading downtown. Drivers will also be thrilled as the Gardiner Expressway - and all its connecting highways - is 15 minutes away.

This turnkey, solid home is especially lovely with stylish, thoughtful upgrades & restorations enhancing the original character! An old-fashioned sitting porch with pretty gingerbread trim and gable welcomes you into the foyer. Entrance is decorated in a stylish brushed brick tone and features a decorative plaster molding around the period ceiling light. A double transom window above the doors adds even more light which is nicely diffused by the extra high ceilings.

Ideal for entertaining, the main floor has a spacious open concept layout highlighted by sparkling real hardwood floors, classic crown moldings, extra high baseboards, and a cosy gas fireplace insert including an ornate wood mantel for showcasing family treasures. An especially rare and valued newer powder room is elegantly decorated.

The eat-in family size kitchen has been renovated with plenty of oak cabinets and ceiling pot lights, and features lilac wood wainscoting and backsplash - and quite apart from the aesthetics, busy families will appreciate the ease of operation of the quality appliances including bottom mount freezer, and stove. Walk out to the deck and spacious fenced back garden, landscaped with grass, shrubs and trees - a lovely place to enjoy summer barbecues, child's play, or just relax and enjoy good weather. There is a garden shed at the end of the property with access to the back lane which area can be converted to parking space.

The second floor includes three good-sized bedrooms with hardwood floors which are well-served by a cheery, renovated four-piece bath with new commode, custom skylight, groovy ceramic décor and a retro clawfoot soaker tub with shower. The master bedroom is especially spacious and sunny, with a stained glass window plus lovely arched windows. Both the master and the roomy middle bedroom have closets. The back bedroom features a thermopane window overlooking the garden.

The full unfinished basement is quite high and very dry, with a laundry area and plenty of storage, and includes the brand new high efficiency Lennox forced air gas furnace.

Of special note, the numerous valuable recent mechanical upgrades offering the new homeowner convenience and assurance include: most of the roof was replaced in 2006, upgraded copper plumbing & copper wiring, mostly thermopane windows (the remaining couple of charming windows that were not installed are in the basement awaiting the new homeowner if desired), new high efficiency forced air gas furnace 2007 and oil tank removed. Enjoy a lifestyle of urban convenience, including great neighbours!

Offered at $399,000.