778 Shaw Street | Central Toronto - Christie PitsSold
This is a rare opportunity to own an oversized and well upgraded 3 storey brick semi-detached home with basement income on a friendly street in the Christie Pits neighbourhood.
This is a rare opportunity to own an oversized and well upgraded 3 storey brick semi-detached home with basement income on a friendly street in the Christie Pits neighbourhood. This spacious family home has been carefully renovated and updated and provides luxurious open concept living on the main floor and numerous options upstairs plus includes the fully finished basement apartment. Couples and families will feel at home immediately!
Located in the historic Christie Pits neighbourhood, this home was built almost 100 years ago and boasts a fashionable blend of charm and modern updates. The neighbourhood was named after the Christie Sand Pits which were a large source of sand, gravel and clay deposits. Willowvale Park, just a block from this home, is better known simply as the Christie Pits and offers a multitude of recreation activities including baseball, basketball, swimming, skating, bocce, and winter tobogganing. The neighbourhood has a diverse population including long-time home owners, young couples & families. Dufferin Grove Park is also within easy walking distance.
The area comes alive every June with the Bloorcourt Village Sidewalk Sale and Music Festival. Just a block to Bloor Street, residents enjoy an exceptional variety of specialty shops and restaurants in Bloorcourt Village shopping district, a short walk east to Seaton Village and the funky shops, pubs & entertainment of the Annex, and the vibrant mix of cultures including the many Korean bakeries, grocers and restaurants where delicious barbecue can be enjoyed.
Access to transportation is excellent as the Christie or Ossington stations on Bloor/Danforth subway line are a quick walk away, which is also a bonus when renting out the basement suite, plus there is a Christie bus connecting the St. Clair West subway line. Torontos city centre is a 15 minute drive along Bloor Street or you can head south and pick up the Gardiner Expressway and connect with other major highways.
The spacious foyer welcomes visitors to the home with a convenient coat closet for outerwear and an elegant, practical slate floor. Completely renovated, the main floor is open yet includes a warm and welcoming living room area with a fireplace (there's one on the 2nd floor too!). Built-in shelves and an additional closet beside the stairs provide added storage. There are especially high ceilings on this level plus halogen lights highlighting the newer hardwood floors. The upscale chefs kitchen is a dream open to the dining room, beautifully rebuilt with granite countertops and top of line appliances like the Thermador stove and Bosch dishwasher. A large kitchen island is a tasteful solution to preparing meals and also doubles as a breakfast bar. The spacious dining room features a walk-out to the good sized yard and tiered deck.
There are four bedrooms on the second floor, so there is plenty of space for kids, or a separate tv/den or office even the largest family is ensured space and privacy with the traditional layout. The ultimate luxury is the upstairs laundry, so no hauling things down to the basement there is new laminate flooring and plenty of room for shelving & storage. The den walks out to the sunroom, which has plenty of windows and a laminate floor. One of the bedrooms features a double closet and fireplace, and the other front room has sparkling laminate flooring. There is lush berber style carpeting on the stairs all throughout the house. The highlight of this floor is the sparkling, renovated four piece bath with a decadent marble floor.
The third floor has good size height and flat ceilings the spacious master is on the third floor with a huge double closet. The three piece bath feels like an ensuite. Currently a sixth bedroom is being used as a sunny office, while a small adjacent kitchen could easily be converted into a den, library, or even a nursery.
The basement is currently a separate 1 bedroom apartment with a long term tenant living there (female student), willing to stay or leave with notice. It features a spacious living/recreation room with a tiled floor, and a cosy woodburning fireplace (chimney needs repairs) a wonderful rare feature for basement apartments. There is a spacious bedroom with plush broadloom and an oversized closet, as well as an additional storage unit adjacent. A three-piece bath serves the high-ceilinged apartment.
Other advantages of this lovely family home include a strong sense of community among the neighbours, lots of young children in the area, a brand newer playground down the street, and the numerous upgrades outlined below.