50 South Kingsway | West Toronto - Swansea

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Striking trendy renovation in popular Swansea neighbourhood as seen on HGTV! This open concept, Cape Cod style detached brick home has been significantly upgraded in every way - and is calling for young couples and/or empty nesters wishing to live in a vibrant west Toronto neighbourhood steps from waterfront trails, shopping and transportation.

Property Details

  • Asking Price: Coming Soon
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 1 x 3, 1 x 4
  • Lot size: 35.21 x 85.17 feet
  • Possession: 60-90 days/tba
  • Parking: Private double drive, oversize detached garage, 4 car parking
  • Mechanical upgrades: New Roof on home & garage 2007, 200 amps electrical service & updated wiring, new insulation throughout, upgraded water main from street, copper plumbing, CAC 2005, basement stairs carpet & main floor painted 2007, All but one nearly new thermopane windows, deck, landscaping & bsmt cabinetry 2006, motion sensor light in driveway & exterior soffit lighting, front porch tiled 2005, insulated steel front & back doors 2005, extra ductwork installed, downspout disconnected as per City & new eavestroughs, basement finished in 2006.
  • Inclusions: 2 Fridges (one black, one white), Black stove, washer & dryer, built in microwave with exhaust fan, Electric light fixtures, All custom window covering including wood Hunter Douglas Blinds, built in cabinetry in basement and closets, wiring to surround sound in basement.
  • Exclusions: Basement and bedroom open wall shelves, both bedroom chandeliers, master bedroom bedside tables, Basement Speakers.

Striking trendy renovation in popular Swansea neighbourhood as seen on HGTV! This open concept, Cape Cod style detached brick home has been significantly upgraded in every way - and is calling for young couples and/or empty nesters wishing to live in a vibrant west Toronto neighbourhood steps from waterfront trails, shopping and transportation.

Warm, airy and much larger than it appears, this polished home features professional landscaping, a private drive for 4 cars plus an oversized detached garage, a lovely finished (waterproofed) basement, main floor addition, and custom upgrades to all the major mechanical systems in the house. The ambiance resulting from the extensive renovations (all completed in the past three years) has made 50 South Kingsway a feature home on HGTV's 'Designer Guys', 'Designer Superstar Challenge' and Global's 'Canadian House & Home with Linda Reeves'.

Located in the Village of Swansea just steps from the Humber River, the home provides access to acres of greenspace, including the Humber Marshes and South Humber Park - indeed, Swansea is the only Toronto neighbourhood to have a lake, a river and a pond as its natural boundaries. There are many outdoor options with the nearby Rennie Park (popular for hockey, tennis and many activities), also enjoy miles of trails on the Martin Goodman on the Lakeshore, as well as Grenadier Pond and High Park's many recreational activities.

Swansea Town Hall and Swansea Community Rec Centre serve the area with an indoor pool, small gymnasium and local library. Enjoy your walk or bus to the Jane subway station on the Bloor Line, or catch the nearby streetcar on the Queensway which goes directly downtown. There is easy access to drive in or out of town and the airport via the QEW/Gardiner. Bloor West Village offers fine multicultural dining, many coffee shops and cafes, professional services, an amazing blend of boutique and big box shopping and Toronto's best selection of European bakeries & delis.

The appeal begins curbside, where a pretty lawn shaded by a majestic towering silver maple tree leads to the front entrance, surrounded by decorative shrubbery, boulders, flagstone path and porch plus wrought iron handrails. In the evening the lighting in the soffits enhances the cosmopolitan look. Inside, the inviting warmth of the open concept living room immediately beckons, with stylish halogen pot lights (23 on the main floor!), wall sconces, sparkling oak hardwood floors, and the upgraded thermo pane windows with leaded glass dividers including a large new bay window to enjoy natural light. The quality and attention to detail of the renovation is apparent in the new ceilings & insulated outer walls leading to the spacious dining room. As an added flourish virtually all of the lighting inside the house is on dimmers for heightened ambiance.

Main Floor Video

The stylishly renovated Canac chef's kitchen is conveniently open separating itself by a custom maple breakfast bar which offers extra counter space for meal prep and the inevitable kitchen parties! The elegant maple cabinetry is highlighted by the oak hardwood floors, sleek built-in black appliances, mirrored back splash, and gleaming black granite countertop. An ultra fabulous four-piece bath serves this level. Decorated with designer brown tiling and tempered glass divider it includes a 2 cabinets and a double shower head bathtub with both rain shower head and body massage.

More like a hip sunroom, the laundry room addition is quite spectacular! Laundry will cease to be a chore as you will enjoy spending time in this funky room, with its many windows overlooking the yard. Custom Canac cabinetry and built-ins are well placed, there is roughed in plumbing for tub if desired, and the ceramic floors are durable and high quality. There is a walk-out to the custom L-shaped back deck (built in 2006), and private lush yard, ideal for enjoying warmer weather. The addition also includes a convenient main floor office/ 3rd bedroom with doors from the laundry room and dining rooms. This windowed and carpeted space is perfect for work-at-home professionals, or family life which more and more includes quick access to the computer.

Second Floor Video

The second floor via wood staircase and glass partition features a spacious master bedroom that will surely be the owners' retreat. Exposed brick, gently sloping ceilings and designer paint add satisfying warmth, while the recessed custom double closet and mirrored closet running the length of the room are tasteful and practical. The second bedroom on this floor features built in bookcases, a custom closet, and an adjacent storage area that comes in handy for neatly organizing personal possessions. Finished crawl space knee high behind both bedrooms is great extra storage for luggage etc.

Basement Video

The professionally finished basement has striking exposed beams with good ceiling height. The area could easily be transformed into a nanny or in-law suite, and is currently divided into a spacious family room, plus a stylish wet bar with plenty of built in cabinets and shelving. The same ceramic floor continues from the upper laundry and the family room features two above-grade windows. The renovated 3 piece bath with an oversized shower stall and heated ceramic floor to dispel any chills is a true luxury for a basement.

Additional benefits of this solid home include the double wide driveway which means no jockeying of the cars, the detached garage in very good condition, the friendly neighbours - professional couple next door, and the nearby cross walk to get to bus stop. See extensive list of mechanical upgrades including water proofed basement, 200 amp service and upgraded water main from the street.