Often admired Bloor West Village four bedroom home is a lovely blend of modern design and original craftsman style. A gracious home, it has been renovated and restored with impeccable style and finishes. The renovation includes a full three story addition bringing the total living space of over 3,600 sq.ft.
Perfect for entertaining, this executive home has a separate living and dining room and a modern kitchen with breakfast area opening onto a generous, light filled family room featuring a gas fireplace. White oak hardwood flooring and limestone floors throughout the first and second floors lend a luxury feel.
The modern kitchen has limestone flooring, Caesar stone counter tops, custom glass backsplash and a full floor to ceiling wall of extra deep pantry and storage. The cabinetry is rift cut oak and white high gloss with lacquer. The large double square sink and appliances are stainless steel. The gas range features a convection oven and warming drawer. The fridge is a bottom freezer design with auto ice feature. Small appliances can remain hidden behind the stainless garage door intrigued into the pantry wall for a clean clutter-less look.
The family room overlooks a very private back garden and large patio with direct walk out access. The landscaping, both front and back, were professionally done. The oversized garage was rebuilt using reclaimed brick and hemlock beams. Cedar shingles accent the front of the garage and echo the detail at the front of the home.
A magnificent master suite features a large walk in closet with custom built-ins. The spa-like bathroom with 5 pieces including his & hers sinks, Jacuzzi soaker tub, separate glass enclosed shower and heated floors. The master suite is situated at the back of the house and has a garden view.
The remaining three bedrooms are of good size, two having double closets. These bedrooms share a 4 piece bathroom.
The lower level of the home has also been lowered. A separate side entrance to this level will be popular with older children and their friends. The rec room has a 7’4” ceiling height and an original stone feature wall. The ceiling in the rec room has been fully insulated (including around the pot lights) for sound, allowing for video games and movie watching that won’t disturb the mood of adult entertaining above.
An office, utility room and large laundry room are also located here. Three large closets and an oversized cold storage room makes space for everyone’s toys. There is a three piece washroom on this level.
The lower level has in floor heating that ensures warmth and dryness year round.
The house is Cat5 wired, wired for surround sound in the main floor family room and has in wall Bose speakers in the living dining room. Two fireplaces, one wood burning and one gas offer ambience and comfort. There is a gas BBQ hook up on the patio.
The back to the brick renovation of the home was completed in 2009, garage in 2010 and gardens in 2011. The home has upgraded insulation, an updated (2008) mid efficiency furnace and in floor heating in the lowered basement making the home very energy efficient.
The appliances are energy star rated the clothes dryer and stove are gas appliances. The hot water tank is owned.
Windows are new Marvin fibreglass windows that will never need painting out side. Original stained glass windows have been retained as classic accents, but have been insulated for comfort.
Pot lighting has been installed the main floor, rec room & office lower level and the master suite.
Location is prime and with in two minutes of the Bloor line and 20 minutes to downtown. Shops of the Village are minutes away as is the Runnymede library. Top area schools, elementary through high school, are also minutes walk away. High Park with miles of walking trails, its dog park, playing fields and pool are an easy 10 minute stroll that can become a welcome part of daily routine.
The home’s energy rating was increased by over 300% and has a recorded Energuide rating of 72. Additional high density foam insulation was added (2010) to the home over the front porch which has further lowered energy costs since that 2008 rating.
With its wide lot, private drive that can park up to 4 cars, its excellent 98 Walk Score and proximity to transit and top rated area schools this home is a perfect 10!
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