17 Hillsview Avenue | West Toronto - High ParkSold
Striking, completely updated semi in a popular, Bloor West - High Park neighbourhood, this immaculate, 2-storey home is located on a family friendly, tree-lined street where pride of ownership is evident. There is an exceptional two-storey addition and extraordinary lot and gardens to add to the home's special appeal. Minutes from Bloor West Village, High Park and the Keele subway station.
Striking, completely updated semi in a popular, Bloor West - High Park neighbourhood, this immaculate, 2-storey home is located on a family friendly, tree-lined street where pride of ownership is evident. There is an exceptional two-storey addition and extraordinary lot and gardens to add to the home's special appeal. Ideal for work-at-home buyers, families and urban professionals, this home is minutes from Bloor West Village, High Park and the Keele subway station. Take advantage of this outstanding opportunity to own a home in the neighbourhood you have always desired.
Hillsview is a quiet and hilly street one block from Lithuania Park (children's playground, ball field and tobogganing) and a very short walk to High Park itself. Fitness and nature enthusiasts will relish in the myriad of acitivites to be found in High Park. Running trails, cycling paths, swimming, skating and outdoor play are all possible in the city's largest green space. In the summer, the park plays host to outdoor theatre and film screenings in addition to a general gathering place for the community.
Situated less than a 10 minute walk to Keele subway station, homeowners will also experience a quick trip into the city core along Dupont or Lakeshore. It is a five minute drive to the Gardiner Expressway allowing for quick connections to other major highways and Pearson Airport.
The home is conveniently located within walking distance of Bloor West Village with all its shops, cafes, restaurants & amenities. There is also grocery shopping, restaurants and professional services in the much improved Junction area of Dundas Street West, as well as a bevy of choices on Bloor Street West and the nearby funky Roncesvalles Village.
Parents will be pleased with the numerous families on the street, plus excellent schools in the area, including the community centre at Keele Public School, Runnymede Jr & Sr, as well as Humberside Collegiate where singer/songwriter P!nk spoke to young women this past spring. In addition to superb schools, there is a public library at the corner of Medland and Annette Street.
Carefully and thoughtfully upgraded, this home offers classic charm and modern convenience. The sparkling south facing two-storey addition built in 1992 includes a glass enclosed 2nd floor solarium and a main floor family room/sunroom off the kitchen, with terra cotta flooring and a walk-out to a beautiful rear back deck. It is lovely from the exterior as well with floor to ceiling windows, and tasteful stucco. The rear yard is home to the stunning garden made up of native grasses, perennial flowers and bushes. The garden itself is built on two terraced hills with a flagstone patio between them. Described as a tranquil oasis in the centre of the city, the gardens have been the source of much joy for the current owners. You'll discover plenty of storage under the raised deck.
The home itself has been beautifully maintained and was completely gutted including copper plumbing, new wiring, drywall, flooring etc about 25 years ago, and has been updated since then over time. The open concept living and dining rooms include hardwood floors, halogen lighting and a brick wood burning fireplace. There is a convenient front hall closet area with ceramic tile floor. The bright white kitchen with gas stove, ceramic backsplash, pot lights, built-in dishwasher and pantry is open to the rear family room and deck. The 3 bedrooms include a spacious master with a large double closet and plenty of natural light. The middle bedroom has wall to wall built-in bookcases, a closet and is ideal for those with cherished book collections! The rear bedroom is is a great home office and is open to the additional solarium. The tranquil solarium serves as a meditative place to soak up the beauty of the gardens and ravine lot. The updated 4 pc bathroom features glass block and a skylight. The basement is professionally finished with drywall, and boasts a large workshop, laundry area, cedar closet and a separate storage room.
The front yard is happily low maintenance with perennials. There is a pleasant old-fashioned front porch to enjoy watching the world go by, as well as a great convenience for strollers and the like! The mutual drive/right of way has always been used by the owners as a driveway in conjunction with agreement with the neighbours. It is obviously possible for private parking via right of way to the rear, plus there is plenty of street permit parking. The attached neighbour is nice and very quiet.
Located on a quiet street and boasting a private ravine like oasis, this house is ideal for buyers looking to truly enjoy their home and to be part of a fantastic, friendly community.