76 Gormley Avenue | Central Toronto - Deer Park
Extremely bright, elegant and upgraded four bedroom + den home in gracious Deer Park. With an open concept living room & dining room, main floor,family room/large dine-in kitchen, spectacular 3rd floor master suite and lush perennial gardens.
Extremely bright, elegant and upgraded four bedroom + den home in gracious Deer Park. With an open concept living room & dining room, main floor family room/large dine-in kitchen, spectacular 3rd floor master suite and lush perennial gardens, this beautiful home is perfect for anyone to fall in love with.
Gormley Avenue is centrally located in one of Toronto's finest residential districts. Deer Park differs from other upscale Toronto neighbourhoods in that its streets spill out right into the heart of shopping, entertainment and business districts, rather than isolating its homes on the periphery. This commercial centre is nicely balanced by an abundance of verdant green parkland and majestic trees.
Deer Park residents enjoy close proximity to the Yonge & St. Clair shopping district with its fine shops and restaurants. Gormley is a five minute walk to all these major conveniences including banks, grocery stores, pharmacy, specialty food stores, cafes and the Public Library. As well, the home is only a five minute walk from Yonge & Davisville via Oriole Park. This thriving area provides more opportunities for professional services such as banking and medical services, as well as great neighbourhood restaurants and small produce markets. Both St. Clair and Davisville subway stations are a short walk from 76 Gormley.
Children and their parents will benefit from the superb schools in this district; Brown Public School at Avenue Rd & St. Clair offers a prestigious French Immersion program, and there are several private schools including the nationally renowned Upper Canada College. The latter offers a huge and varied summer camp program as does Brown and Oriole Nursery. The Ontario Early Years Centre has great drop in and registered programs for babies, toddlers and older children.
Outdoor recreation opportunities are virtually limitless in this lovely neighbourhood. Three minutes away is Oriole Park, which has a playground, wading pool, tennis, and access to the Belt Line, a scenic 7K bike path. Davisville Park is equally close by. To the south-east is one of Toronto's prettiest parks, the Rosehill Reservoir on Pleasant Boulevard, which has a surfaced path ideal for walking, jogging & cycling. The top tier has a large children's playground and a waterfall with a reflecting pool. Next to this gem-like park is the David Balfour Park which includes a hiking trail through the wilderness of the Vale of Avoca Ravine.
Because of the prime location close to everything, even during winter months there is so much to do: browse the shops at the St. Clair Centre, stroll to Starbucks, take a ten-minute subway ride downtown. By car, drive ten minutes to the core of Toronto's business & financial districts, or get out of town via the highways in only twenty minutes.
This beautiful brick home is features many updated windows and a flagstone front walk and wrought-iron railing. The red maple in the front yard produces a spectacular fall display of colour. Perennials such as peonies, irises and daisies bloom throughout the spring and summer months.
Enter the vestibule through a wood and leaded-glass door; this space is ample for coats & boots with two double closets, and includes a ceramic tile floor.
The open concept living and dining rooms are filled with natural light due to the sunny south exposure, high ceilings & big bay windows. Delightfully tasteful, these rooms feature such refined finishings as a wood burning fireplace, recessed halogen lighting and crown mouldings. Shining hardwood floors are throughout the main floor. The house next door is set back further so that 76 Gormley benefits from the bright west-facing bay window.
The eat-in kitchen is open to the family room and is a sunny oasis, with a skylight and hidden pot lighting. It features a custom designed centre island with a breakfast bar, a recycling centre and top quality appliances. Perfect for summer entertaining, this room has a walk-out through spectacular double doors to the rear deck & garden house.
The large family room or breakfast area adjoins the kitchen and features an original tin ceiling, California shutters, and a second wood burning fireplace for cozy family gatherings. The new top of the line Halcyon ductless air conditioning system was added in 2004.
On the second floor, all three bedrooms have hardwood floors. The front bedroom is very spacious with a south facing bay window, large double closet with built-in shelving and organizers. The middle bedroom has a west-facing view and the back bedroom overlooks the rear garden, with built-in cabinetry and shelves and a double closet. This bedroom adjoins the extra bright office or den, which features windows on two sides and overlooks the rear garden. There is an updated four-piece bathroom on this floor.
The third floor master suite is a lovely oasis. There is both southern and northern exposure, a skylight, a brand new, thru-wall high-efficiency air conditioner, and a relaxing & spacious sitting area. A separate dressing area has four double closets with built-in shelving. This private sanctuary has a walk out to a secluded, 2-level roof deck with spectacular sunset and garden views. There is an updated five-piece ensuite with a double vanity.
The lower level is finished and carpeted throughout. It is happily divided into a terrific recreation room – ideal for children, a cold room/wine cellar with built-in shelving, a large store room with deep built-in shelves, and a workshop with built-in work counter & shelves. There is an abundance of storage space on this level. The separate laundry room features a large cedar closet, double sink & built in shelves.
The back gardens are a natural place for entertaining and quiet family meals. The garden is professionally landscaped with easy-to-maintain perennials such as rhododendrons and lily of the valley, and features stone paths, a blossoming apple tree and cedar privacy fencing with mature vine coverage. Tall trees form a canopy for a secluded feel and also cool the house in summer.
There is an interlocking front pad parking (with no permit, however used for 10+ years): therefore one car in the driveway, and an optional 2nd car on the street with permit. When entertaining, two cars can actually fit on the parking pad. The house is wired for a Chubb alarm system which can be reactivated.
The custom built Garden House has interior/exterior lighting and electrical outlets, and is a wonderful sunfilled work/storage space which looks pretty behind all the flowering vines. A secret children's clubhouse in the upper level easily converts back to hidden storage space. L large, custom built trundle sandbox pulls out from under the deck. The custom built children's play house is also included.
Other advantages of this lovely home include low monthly heating/cooling costs, very friendly neighbours and great community spirit – including spring and fall street parties.
Offered at $679,000.