681 Durie Street | West Toronto - Bloor West Village

SoldJanuary 1970

Description

Amazing opportunity for families to enjoy this lovingly renovated, beautifully decorated semi-detached brick home in Upper Bloor West Village! The spacious 2-storey home is located on a pretty tree lined street south of Dundas, within walking distance of Humber Valley recreational paths and the popular Bloor West Village and Junction shopping districts. This is a wonderful move into your first home in a family-friendly neighbourhood!

Property Details

  • Asking Price: $389,000
  • Taxes 2006: $2584.12
  • Bedrooms: 3
  • Baths: 1 x 4, 1 x 3
  • Possession: 60 days/tba
  • Inclusions: Bottom-freezer energy efficient fridge (2004), gas stove, front load energy efficient washer & dryer (2004), pot rack, storage in bathroom above toilet, all electric light fixtures, all window coverings, push mower
  • Exclusions: Attached speakers in basement
  • Lot size: 18 x 102 feet
  • Parking: Mutual drive with every other month parking arrangement with neighbour
  • Mechanical upgrades: 2004-present: all knob & tube removed & house re-wired, cat5 wiring, convenient cable, phone, stereo wiring in central network in basement, entire house professionally painted, new hardwood on main, refinished hardwood on 2nd, laminate & subfloor in rec room, new light fixtures, landscaping in front. Replaced drain from street ‘03, mostly new thermopane wdws '02, forced air gas furnace ‘02, Bsmt bath '02, Main bath ‘00, sunroom reno ‘01, windows, central air conditioning
  • Approximate utility costs:  
  • Hydro: $1500
  • Heating: $1500
  • Water: $177.64
  • Insurance: $840
  • Requirements: Must attach Schedule B to all offers

Amazing opportunity for families to enjoy this lovingly renovated, beautifully decorated semi-detached brick home in Upper Bloor West Village! The spacious 2-storey home is located on a pretty tree lined street south of Dundas, within walking distance of Humber Valley recreational paths and the popular Bloor West Village and Junction shopping districts. Charming and character-filled, with an extra room on the main floor (ideal as a bright sunroom or kids play area or spacious storage), finished basement, landscaped gardens and sound mechanical systems, the house is ideal for families or work-at-home buyers. This is a wonderful move into your first home in a family-friendly neighbourhood!

Happily located in the heart of Toronto's vibrant west end, 681 Durie has convenient access to transportation - there are bus stops within a block on St John's or Runnymede or Dundas - or enjoy a brisk 15-minute walk to Runnymede subway station (for those heading west, Jane station is about an equal distance). The Spadina line is also accessible as the Annette bus connects to the Dupont station, as well as to the Dundas West station which also has a GO Train stop. Drivers will find the 20 minute drive into the downtown core a convenient method, with both the Gardiner and Lakeshore Blvd. a few minutes away. Pearson Airport is also easy to reach.

Situated in a great school district, including the popular Humbercrest Public School with the French Immersion program, parents can rest easy with separate and public schools all nearby. There are two Toronto Public Library branches serving the area, plus the Annette Recreation Centre which has an indoor pool, gym and a baseball diamond. Nature lovers will enjoy the proximity to plenty of recreational green space, including the gorgeous Humber Valley for running, biking and blading or dog walks, or the spectacular 399-acre High Park, the city's largest park.

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 the quality products. Access to all kinds of services including groceries, dry-cleaning, banking and wellness (massage, herbal therapy, etc.) highlight the convenient appeal of the Bloor West Village community. The Junction district, which has been undergoing revitalization for over a decade, presents many delightful options for funky cafes and bars, and multicultural dining plus big box shopping, professional and medical services.

Curb appeal begins at the front of this immaculate brick home, where the sellers have recently landscaped the lovely front yard which includes a mature tree for privacy and protection plus hardy perennials set off by an interlocking paved walkway and mutual drive. The attractive entrance for coats and boots features a pretty French door (for energy savings too) leading into to the spacious living room. The nearly new sparkling hardwood floors, wood baseboards and crown moldings add a classic serenity. The traditional dining room, accessed by an extra wide doorway, is sunlit by two large windows and has a plate rail for displaying family treasures, as well as a charming beamed ceiling.

The bright renovated family size kitchen features an earthy ceramic floor reminiscent of terra cotta tiles and a great layout for preparing meals. A double stainless sink, under counter lighting, gas stove, large fridge with freezer-on-the-bottom as well as the numerous cupboards, contribute to the convenience of this workspace. The kitchen walks out to the additional living space, which is bright and flooded with natural light and walks out to the deck. Versatile and insulated, the addition has two skylights in the vaulted ceiling and features shining laminate floors. Walk out via sliding glass doors to the natural wood party size deck, which easily accommodates a patio set and BBQ area. The fully fenced yard includes plenty of lush lawn for child's play as well as landscaped borders. A handy garden shed included provides ample space for tool and bike storage.

The second level includes three bedrooms, all with gorgeous original refinished hardwood floors, charming wood trims, upgraded newer windows and oversized closets. The third bedroom is currently being used as a sunny home office. The spacious master is a rare bonus as it easily fits a king size bed plus a large mirrored double closet. There is plenty of light and air from the double thermo pane window with blind, or the ceiling fan. A separate linen closet in the hallway provides added storage. A gleaming white updated four-piece bath has an extra-large vanity and tiled walls, as well as an east-facing window for a boost of natural light in the morning.

The recently renovated, fully finished basement has good ceiling height and is well lit with pot lights throughout, making this an ideal family recreation area. Laminate floors over a quality sub-floor in the rec room add practical elegance. There is a cheery three-piece bath with a separate enclosed shower stall adjacent to the laundry area, so this space can be maximized for large families.

There are many valuable recent mechanical upgrades offering the new homeowner peace of mind including fully upgraded wiring throughout plus cat5 wiring, and a 6 zone alarm system. See below for full details. The home is situated on a pretty lot on a street with a mix of families, young professionals and older couples, and is an ideal entry point for buyers looking to make a home their own in this close knit, family community where friendly neighbours and block parties are the norm!

Offered at $389,000.