428 Wellesley Street East | Central Toronto - CabbagetownSold
This gorgeous historically designated Victorian blends restored original charm with the latest in quality modern upgrades.
This gorgeous historically designated Victorian blends restored original charm with the latest in quality modern upgrades. Completely renovated in 2001, this traditional century home features soaring ceilings, 3 bedrooms, potential for 3rd floor loft, a fully finished basement, and ever desirable parking. 428 Wellesley, located in prime Cabbagetown, is a trendy turnkey opportunity for those wishing to live close to the downtown core with all the benefits of a mature neighbourhood.
Bordered by parkland on three sides in the Cabbagetown North Heritage Conservation District, this block of Wellesley Street is quieter - the trees and single family homes create a tranquil community feel. Just a block or so away from Wellesley Park - for both dog lovers and children, as well as the beautiful Riverdale Park West - home to picnic tables, wading pool, walking/bike paths, the Farmer's Market, the annual Cabbagetown Festival, and of course the perennial favourite Riverdale Farm. Admission is free and there are acres of wooded land, fun kids' activities and numerous farm animals. Joggers, in-line skaters and nature enthusiasts are just minutes away from the Lower Don Bikeway, an off-street bike path linking with the Rosedale Valley bike path and the Martin Goodman Trail.
428 Wellesley is conveniently close to the city centre. Residents enjoy the luxury of walking to Parliament's thriving mix of cafes, shops and restaurants including Jet Fuel (arguably one of Toronto's best coffee houses), while grocery shopping, banking, dry cleaning, daily household needs etc. are a snap with big box stores and professional services closer to the Yonge Street and Sherbourne area. Avid foodies will appreciate the many exotic restaurants. Transportation is convenient from Wellesley Street, with the bus service making connections to Wellesley subway, Bay St. and the U. of T. to the west and Castle Frank subway to the east - though Castle Frank subway is a short walk, especially beautiful in summer along Rosedale Valley Road. Carlton Street to the south has 24-hour streetcar access. For motorists travelling in and out of the city, the DVP and Lake Shore Boulevard are only minutes away.
Stunning Victorian curb appeal, complete with gingerbread gabling, arched windows and decorative brickwork, sets the tone for this polished home built in 1881. Perennial gardens enclosed by an interlocking stone walkway lead to the traditional front entrance, complete with stained glass transom where an enclosed entry separates the outside world from the foyer and home within. The beautiful principal rooms feature extraordinary 10 foot ceilings and the original pine flooring refinished - a unique rarely seen feature. Crown mouldings, ceiling medallions and convenient built-in corner shelving add to the charm, while a built-in window seat & storage in the living room is a lovely place to relax. The style continues in the spacious dining room, where a custom built-in sideboard is a superb alternative to a traditional hutch, for displaying treasured plates and storing extra dinner services.
The modern chef's kitchen with many windows features loads of maple cabinetry, butcher's block wood countertops, a centre island/breakfast bar for more meal prep space, halogen and under-mounted lighting, and the remarkably durable original pine floors found in most of the house. The Whirlpool refrigerator, GE Profile stainless steel gas range & range hood, double sink and built-in Maytag dishwasher make cooking and the subsequent cleanup a breeze. Pocket doors lead to the convenient two piece powder room. There is a walk out to the deck and the one car parking space accessed via a private laneway.
The spacious master bedroom on the second floor at the front of the house is bathed in natural light from three huge windows. The rustic refinished original pine floors continue on this level, which houses two more well decorated bedrooms each of a good size with ceilings 8-9 feet for an airy feel. The charming four-piece bath with warm elegant spa feel, features a decadent heated towel rack and limestone flooring, white wainscoting and blond wood panelling, and an old fashioned claw foot tub. As an added bonus, the third floor of this restored Victorian has good ceiling height and plenty of potential for a fourth bedroom or an office space for busy professionals.
The lower level is professionally finished. It includes a carpeted family recreation room with plush broadloom, many pot lights, built in shelving and desk space. The luxurious three piece bath has lovely ceramic tiling and an oversized shower stall with dual shower heads including a rain soaker. The sparkling laundry area with lots of storage and folding space walks out to the rear yard via a dug out separate entrance. The cheerily decorated basement could easily be converted to a suite; currently, it includes a unique wine cellar that is floor to ceiling height, and plenty of halogen lights.
Other amenities of this move-in ready home: Party deck and private yard, newer roof, professional landscaping, designer Farrow & Ball interior paint throughout, and the complete renovation in 2001 which included new windows, all new wiring, plumbing, furnace, and central air conditioning. There are many children in the neighbourhood with couples right next door.
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