438 St. Clair Avenue East | Central Toronto - Moore ParkSold
Solid detached originally built duplex on a quiet residential street in prime Moore Park! Two large units on a sizable lot represent a rare opportunity for either investors with income, or renovate & convert to a beautiful single family home.
This spacious, cheery home is currently divided into two two-bedroom units and would make an excellent owner occupied, open concept main floor suite with income from the second floor tenants to help offset the mortgage! With a total of four bedrooms and two baths, a large backyard and walk outs on two levels, this home is the ideal entry into one of Toronto's most exclusive neighbourhoods for investors and renovators alike.
The home is located on a very quiet residential stretch of St. Clair Avenue that culminates in a dead end. Moore Park is cupped on all sides by natural barriers. To the north is the Mount Pleasant Cemetary, to the south and east are Moore Park Ravine and to the west is the David A. Balfour Park, which connects at Mt. Pleasant with the Park Drive Reservation. With so much nature at its doorstep, it is not surprising that Moore Park is so sought after!
Moore Park residents do most of their shopping at either the Yonge & St. Clair or the Mount Pleasant & Davisville shopping districts, both known for their gourmet food shops, boutiques and fine dining. As well there is a collection of stores and conveniences such as the large LCBO on Summerhill Avenue just over the railway overpass. Close proximity to midtown, including theatre, nightlife, movie theatres, professional services and big box stores at Yonge & Eglinton.
Nature and fitness enthusiasts will love the Moore Park Ravine only two blocks away, which connects with the Belt Line Trail and 7km of biking and walking trails. To the west, Moorevale Park has tennis courts, a baseball diamond and a wading pool, and is close to the very scenic 8km footpath passing through the Mount Pleasant Cemetery.
Moore Park has bus service on St. Clair Avenue (turns at Welland), Mount Pleasant Road and Moore Avenue. Motorists have quick access via Moore Avenue to both the Bayview Extension and the DVP.
The home's unique interior begins with an entry hall with a ceramic floor. There is a large hall closet with mirrored sliding doors. French doors lead to the open-concept main floor living/dining area, which has a fireplace for cozy winter comfort. This level features two large bedrooms, both with spacious closets featuring mirrored sliding doors. A four-piece bath is located next to the master. The main floor bedroom has a walk-out to a large wood deck, and nice wild yard.
The second floor is bright, with a large living area graced by a second fireplace. The living room has a delightful walk-out to a huge north-facing screened porch with an original wood floor. The separate dining room features an old fashioned plate rail and more original wood trim. The kitchen on this floor features a tucked-away laundry area for convenience. Two bedrooms on this floor each feature a ceiling fan and a closet; the master bedroom boasts a very large extra closet. Another four-piece bath serves this level.
A large, open unfinished basement with good ceiling height has a separate side entrance and lots of potential.
Additional benefits of this spacious duplex include: built-in dishwashers in both kitchens, oak floors underneath broadloom, gas stove in main floor kitchen, wood soffits, good water pressure, a state of the art furnace.
An excellent opportunity to move in and upgrade or rent out!