558 Crawford Street | Central Toronto - Little ItalySold
Gorgeous, fully renovated three storey home in trendy Little Italy! This semi-detached home is conveniently located on a quiet, tree-lined street just south of Harbord.
Gorgeous, fully renovated three storey home in trendy Little Italy! This semi-detached home is conveniently located on a quiet, tree-lined street just south of Harbord. Lovingly upgraded to include a stunning chef's kitchen and quality hardwood oak floors, this home is a beautiful union of historic charm and modern convenience. Families will love the open concept principal rooms, four good sized bedrooms and three baths as well as an oversized detached garage! This is a rare opportunity to own a thoughtfully updated, spacious home minutes from the downtown core.
Centrally located between Bloor and College Streets, the home is a block from Harbord and Bickford Parks and just a ten minute walk to the 21-acre Christie Pits Park, with its picnic grounds, ice rink, baseball diamonds, soccer field, wading pools and tobogganing. While both Christie and Ossington subway stations are within easy walking distance -- perfect for the subway commuter -- the close proximity of the Harbord, Christie and Ossington buses and the College streetcar provide a welcome relief during slushy Toronto winters. Drivers will also be thrilled as the Gardiner Expressway -- and all its connecting highways -- is 15 minutes away.
Vibrant culture abounds along Bloor Street, with a thriving mix of Korean bakeries, Portuguese churrascos and Italian grocers like the Fiesta Farms on Christie. Homeowners are close to all their lifestyle and shopping needs as well as the excitement of living in prime Little Italy. With the College Street strip only a five minute walk south, it's easy to enjoy long summer evenings on a cafe patio or check out live entertainment in a funky club. Foodies will adore the endless deli possibilities and freshly prepared gourmet Italian foods. Fashion, design and entertainment are also in abundance here. For those who prefer larger stores, many big box stores are found in vicinity, such as the Loblaws, Blockbuster and Beer Store at Christie and Dupont, and Dufferin Mall offering a wide range of shopping opportunities. The family-friendly community offers convenient access to both public and separate schools.
This home is a true prize with excellent curb appeal! Owners will enjoy the classic charm of the home while appreciating the numerous upgrades, both seen and unseen. There are many valuable, recent mechanical upgrades offering the new homeowner convenience and assurance. The home was completely rewired in 04, including upgraded electric service & breakers; the upgrade to new copper plumbing was made in 05, and all the windows were replaced and an improved water main from the street added for great water pressure -- the ultimate in comfort -- in 2005! The front entrance features a double set of doors to reduce the drafts, with hooks for coats.
The lovely, spacious open concept living/dining room features dark oak hardwood floors and opens onto the spectacular kitchen, renovated in 2004. With professional quality stainless steel appliances, mahogany cabinetry and marble countertops, this delightful space has a unique breakfast enclave and enough space to prepare meals for many guests. Softly lit with pot lights, it is also naturally lit from the glass door opening to the backyard.
The master bedroom on the second floor has a lovely bay window and a walk-in closet spacious enough to accommodate several shopaholics! There is a funky spa bath renovated in 2005 which is tiled in sea blue with a wood vanity, and the separate modern "water closet" adjacent. The rear bedroom on this level opens with modern frosted glass doors, and is currently being used as a nursery. Newer plush carpeting on the stairs and in the hallway cushions tumbles from little ones. The third floor is full sized with two bright bedrooms each with windows and closets, also re-carpeted.
There are a few potential possibilities awaiting the dry basement area, as there is a separate entrance and a two piece bath already. Ideally this space could be used as a kids' play room or movie / entertainment room. There is plenty of added space in the utility area and the cold storage room. Currently the basement is being used for laundry and storage.
The home is situated on a good sized lot offering space for children to play or to entertain guests, and lovely landscaped gardens. The front porch and railing were renovated last year and a large back deck was added, for effortless entertaining. There is an oversized detached garage with garage door opener accessed via the lane as well. Don't miss out on this chance to own a big, beautiful home in a family friendly neighbourhood with urban flair, close to the downtown core!