68 Medland Crescent | West Toronto - High ParkSold
Fantastic renovated 2-storey brick semi-detached on a quiet, winding street in the popular High Park/Bloor West Village neighbourhood! Enjoy classic warmth & restored original character throughout, plus a professionally finished basement with ample storage, parking, 3 bedrooms and an eat-in kitchen, only two blocks from beautiful High Park and the subway station at Bloor & Keele - perfect for couples and young families!
Fabulous renovated 2-storey brick semi-detached on a quiet, winding street in the popular High Park/Bloor West Village neighbourhood! Enjoy classic warmth & restored original character throughout, plus a professionally finished basement with ample storage, parking, 3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms and an eat-in kitchen, only two blocks from beautiful High Park and the subway station at Bloor & Keele - perfect for couples and young families!
This gracious treed neighbourhood with highly regarded schools is special - there are families with young children all along Medland Crescent, and there is a real sense of community and friendship evidenced by the frequent block parties & laneway BBQs. Fans of the great outdoors will appreciate the amazing proximity to High Park, which offers 399 acres of public parkland including an outdoor theatre, picnic grounds, flower gardens and an historic museum, providing recreation and relaxation for the whole family.
Conveniently located within walking distance of Bloor West Village, a popular thriving shopping district known for its European cafes and specialty food shops. Walk to the Annette library at the top of the street, use the indoor pool at the nearby Keele Community Centre or visit the plethora of retail choices in the Junction district at Dundas & Bloor. Lake Shore Boulevard and the Gardiner are only five minutes away by car.
The professionally landscaped front with natural stone footpath, lush low-maintenance lawn and healthy privacy hedge welcome visitors to sit on the old fashioned front porch and gaze out at the children playing on the safe winding street, or chat with friendly neighbours! The all-brick exterior of this extra-wide semi is beautifully maintained and the house is picture-perfect, set well back from the street.
Inside, the exceptional care put into the renovations & decorating is immediately apparent. Stained glass in the front door and window add charm. A striking exposed brick wall runs the length of the open concept living room and up to the second floor. It is a lovely accent to the cozy fireplace as well. The living room is open to the spacious dining area, where dark stained hardwood floors, a picture window and an tasteful mirrored wall conjure intimate family dinners.
The immaculate, updated eat-in kitchen is open to the main floor. It easily accommodates a family breakfast table, and there's additional space for meal prep & great entertaining space at the wood butcher's block breakfast bar. The airy kitchen has a clean, charming country feel with its calming sage decor and hardwood floors, numerous wood cupboards, newer gleaming white appliances, mini ceramic tile backsplash, and potlights. West facing natural light is abundant as the kitchen opens onto the huge wood party deck via sliding glass doors. With a full latticework wooden fence and featuring a mature tree, the deck and yard provide plenty of space for summer gatherings, patio furniture and cookouts.
Dark cherry stained hardwood floors replaced in almost all the bedrooms last year set the tone for the polished second level. The stunning master is a wonderful sanctuary! Flooded with light from a huge picture window with custom built-in banquette seating and two skylights, it features a rare 14' cathedral ceiling - imagine waking up to that each morning. This elegantly decorated room features a wall to wall closet to accommodate extensive wardrobes, and there's a linen closet in the hall for additional storage.
On this level the 2nd and 3rd bedrooms are the childrens' rooms decorated in happy pastels and have large windows for enjoying fresh air & views. The middle bedroom has a roomy closet, while the back bedroom enjoys easy access to the adjacent main bathroom. Having been recently professionally renovated, this lovely four-piece bath features travertine tiles, 2 shower heads including rain shower, a modern custom built vanity, neutral colours and window. A third skylight in the hall brightens this level.
The finished basement truly expands the home's living space, especially for kids' playroom, spacious guest room or home theatre. Carpeted stairs lead to the bright finished recreation area with laminate floors and numerous pot lights. Tastefully hidden storage space runs the length of one wall, and there is a private nook currently being used for kids' play that could easily work for an office desk. The laundry & storage room is bright and clean. Best of all, the owners have added a spectacular three piece bath with oceanic mini tiles and pedestal sink.
Other benefits of this wonderful home include many recent mechanical upgrades designed to offer convenience to the new homeowner - see below for the complete list.