499 Willard Avenue | West Toronto - Bloor West Village
Classic side centre hall in prime Bloor West Village! This bright detached, 2-storey home is located on a premier tree lined street south of Annette. Many of the principal rooms are extra spacious, and the house is an ideal size for families or work-at-home buyers.
Classic side centre hall in prime Bloor West Village! This bright detached, 2-storey home is located on a premier tree lined street south of Annette. Many of the principal rooms are extra spacious, and the house is an ideal size for families or work-at-home buyers. Mature trees shade the front yard and the deep rear yard offers lots of opportunities for landscaped gardens, patio for entertaining or playtime for children, as well as parking for two cars via lane. This is an outstanding opportunity to personalize a beautiful home in this preferred neighbourhood!
Built in the early 20s, this home offers original features reminiscent of the regional building trends of the time. Hardwood floors run throughout the home and there are two closed brick wood fireplaces and bay windows in both the living room and master bedroom. The exposed wood doors as well as numerous French doors and much stained glass all make brilliant accents. Classic charm and character fill this house.
Centrally located, this home has excellent access to transportation. Runnymede or Jane station, on the Bloor subway line, is accessible by foot or a short bus ride. The Spadina line is also accessible as the Annette bus connects to the Dupont station, or the Dundas West station which also has a GO Train station. Drivers will find the 15 minute drive into the downtown core convenient with both the Gardiner and Lakeshore Blvd. a few minutes away. Pearson Airport is also very accessible.
Nearby, the shops and restaurants on Bloor Street West make this one of the most coveted communities in Toronto. Gourmet food, cafés, bakeries, independent clothiers and specialty stores in this area attract people from across the city and are known for quality products. Access to all kinds of services including groceries, dry-cleaning, banking and wellness (massage, herbal therapy, etc.) highlight the convenient allure of the Bloor West Village community.
Situated in an excellent school district, including Runnymede Jr & Sr as well as Humberside Collegiate, parents can readily avoid chauffeur duties with separate and public schools all close by! There are two Toronto Public Library branches near and the Annette Recreation Centre has an indoor pool, gym and a baseball diamond. For fitness & nature enthusiasts, there are many options including Humber Valley, as well as High Park, the city's largest green space.
The home is truly a decorator's delight, with large windows that provide exceptional lighting and spacious rooms that offer great potential. The rare extra den on the main floor would make a sunny home office, an inspiring personal retreat, or a place for kids to play. The formal dining room makes it easy to imagine a large dinner party, and built-in shelves are a convenient extra to display photos, travel wares or your favourite collections.
The spacious living room boasts numerous windows and superb natural light. There is a fireplace in this room as well as a walk out to the front balcony and two French doors. Upstairs, the extra large master runs the width of the home and features a fireplace, balcony and stained glass windows. There are two additional bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor. The second bedroom features a large balcony over the rear yard and the third bedroom, featuring storage cupboards and a sink, would make a special art space or workshop. The basement is partially finished with a good sized paneled recreation room, a laundry area, and plenty of storage.
There are many valuable recent mechanical upgrades offering the new homeowner peace of mind. The whole roof was redone in 2005, as were the repairs to the platforms of the beautiful front and rear balconies. A brand new forced air gas furnace was installed in 2005 as well as a new rental hot water tank. The new eavestroughs were installed earlier this year.
The home is situated on a pretty lot and is truly ideal for buyers looking to make a home their own in this close knit, family friendly community!