480 Runnymede Road | West Toronto - Bloor West VillageSold
Traditional, spacious family home in the heart of Bloor West Village! This 2.5 storey detached home on a tree-lined street has been lovingly cared for by the same owner for decades and is ready for a new family looking to expand their space.
Traditional, spacious family home in the heart of Bloor West Village! This 2.5 storey detached home on a tree-lined street has been lovingly cared for by the same owner for decades and is ready for a new family looking to expand their space. The home is situated on an extra-wide lot and offers five bedrooms, a butler?s pantry, mudroom, and a 2nd floor sun room, plus original old world charm. Families will love the ambiance of this high demand neighbourhood ? and the exceptional value they receive here!
This is a premium location in the popular Bloor West Village, an area with an extensive array of shops, cafes, delis and bakeries along Bloor Street West. With Annette Street starting to attract more businesses ? there is an organic butcher just a short walk away there. Thanks to its numerous schools and parks, this community is currently popular with young families and couples looking to put down roots. Within blocks are the well regarded Runnymede Jr. and Sr. PS, Humberside and Western Tech high schools. Transportation access is a highlight ? Runnymede Subway station on the Bloor/Danforth line is within easy walking distance. The Annette bus also connects to the Dupont station on the Spadina line. For those travelling by car, the Gardiner and Lakeshore Blvd. are less than ten minutes away and the city core can be reached in 15 minutes.
In addition to exceptional shopping, dining, professional services and churches, residents have especially good access to City park space. There are local parkettes for children with jungle gyms and Little Leagues, and the Humber Valley offers lovely paths for walking and blading. High Park, the city?s largest green space at 399 acres of picnic grounds and recreation, is a short bike ride away. In addition to trails and tennis, High Park has a large outdoor pool, cafe open year round and a great organic market. The greenhouse at High Park has a wonderful collection of plants and flowers and offers exceptional children?s programming.
The interior of 480 Runnymede Road features a rare and impressively sized front foyer ? a special place to welcome guests or shed the cares of the day before proceeding on to the rest of this spacious five + bedroom home. There is charming original exposed wood and classic trims found throughout the house, as well as a beamed ceiling in the dining room. With large principal rooms, high ceilings and a formal main floor layout, there is plenty of space for entertaining guests, or relaxing family time. The main floor is sun-filled with generous windows, many updated, which adds to the oversized feel of the home. There is a convenient mudroom and classic butler?s pantry accessed off the immaculate kitchen.
The second floor features more of the lovely wood trim, with even the original skeleton key door handles and locks. There are three good-sized bedrooms with closets and large windows. The master bedroom has sparkling exposed hardwood floors and a decorative fireplace with a lovely mantel. There is a small European-style kitchen on this level which can easily be converted into a den or office space, (or even a junior sixth bedroom or laundry!) ? it accesses the insulated and rebuilt sunroom. Upstairs on the third floor, two more bedrooms with delightful sloped ceilings provide cozy space for a growing family.
The high and dry basement is partially finished and has a separate side entrance as well as a four-piece bath, and laundry area, so there is the opportunity for a recreation room for teenagers, or conversion into a nanny suite.
The home is set on a good sized lot ? great for child?s play! The single detached garage is in top-notch condition with newer poured concrete slab and 220v outlet for workshop. Ideal for couples and families looking for a home brimming with wonderful original charm and character, in a well established, family-friendly neighbourhood!