87 Durie Street | West Toronto - Swansea

Description

Unspoiled detached brick bungalow in the heart of Swansea is a fabulous opportunity for singles, couples and young families wishing to live within a block of vibrant Bloor West Village! Excellent value for a well maintained home with beautiful original charm.

Property Details

  • Asking Price: $399,900
  • MLS:
  • Taxes 2006: $3291.98
  • Bedrooms: 2 + 1
  • Baths: 1 x 3
  • Lot size: 25.71×94.5 feet
  • Possession: 30 days/TBA
  • Parking: Mutual drive
  • Mechanical upgrades: Excavation and renewal of main drain outside house from city 2005, duct cleaning 2005, roof 2004, eavestroughs, downpipe and fasciaboard work/replacement 2004, oil tank, piping & line installed 2002.
  • Inclusions: Fridge, stove, washer, dryer
  • Approximate utility costs:  
  • Hydro: $2100
  • Oil: $2894
  • Water: $150
  • Insurance: $640

Unspoiled detached brick bungalow in the heart of Swansea is a fabulous opportunity for singles, couples and young families wishing to live within a block of vibrant Bloor West Village! Excellent value for a well maintained home with beautiful original charm.

Bright and cheerful, with good room sizes and proportions (the home is one of several constructed by the same builder, who retained 87 Durie as his own personal property), this charming brick home features a finished basement with high ceilings, and a shaded garden area with potential space for a garage.

Located in the Village of Swansea on a quiet tree lined street and just around the corner from the Swansea Town Hall and Community Centre with a small gymnasium and local library. There are lots of outdoor options with the nearby Rennie Park – popular for hockey, tennis and many activities, also enjoy High Park’s many recreational activities. Walk to the Runnymede subway station or appreciate when driving the easy access to the QEW/Gardiner. Bloor West Village offers fine multicultural dining, many coffee shops and cafes, professional services, an amazing blend of boutique and big box shopping and Toronto’s best selection of European bakeries & delis.

The appeal begins curbside, where broad flagstone stone steps lead past landscaped gardens to the covered porch. The mature tree on the front lawn adds shade and helps keep the house cool. Inside, the original character of the house is immediately apparent: a lovely foyer with a coat closet invites guests to shed outerwear and get comfortable before proceeding to the rest of the house.

Original hardwood floors run throughout the entire main level. The living room features a woodburning fireplace with mantel suitable for displaying framed photographs and mementos. The dining room is filled with natural light from two large windows.

The retro kitchen is a sizable work space for cooking, with hardwood floors and windows. Many bungalows have only side entrances, so this home’s layout allowing for a convenient walk out to the shaded backyard makes outdoor gatherings easy, or just take your tea outside and enjoy the warm weather!

The back hall makes moving around between the main floor rooms easy, and there is a charming original extra spacious linen closet for added storage. Two good sized bedrooms on this floor feature windows and closets, and a three piece bath with an old fashioned claw foot tub serves this level.

The finished basement is divided into a larger recreation room, plus another large space for storage, pantry and laundry. The main area is finished with a painted wood floor, panelled walls, and a fireplace. The basement has a total of five above-ground windows. What a great basement for kids’ toys, a guest room or a fun living area for teenagers.

Additional benefits of this solid home include original woodwork, oval glass doorknobs, some updated mechanicals (see below), and amazing value to live in this friendly community-minded neighbourhood.

Offered at $399,900.