If you've been house-hunting, you know that finding the ideal marriage of location and space on budget is increasingly difficult to achieve. Prices are sky-rocketing as a triple cohort of family buyers in the 30-50 year old demographic compete for a diminishing supply of affordable housing. Why is this? Right now there are a massive number of income-rich cash-poor buyers with modest down payments of 5 to 20 percent who are trying to secure a purchase through CMHC insurance which mandates an acquisition price that's less than $1,000,000 (as seen our Toronto Life And Tales From The Real Estate Trenches post). It's put the pressure on, which makes a stellar offering like this so highly coveted.
Welcome to 128 Leslie Street.
Located in Leslieville, this dynamic neighbourhood which runs along Queen Street east of the Don Valley offers the best of urban life, with savory, stylish amenities nearby, along with easy access to public transport. The tree-lined streets feature a variety of housing stock, creating not only visual interest but affording a mix of residents which elevates the synergy of this highly coveted location. Just a short stroll, bike, or blade away from the Leslie Spit nature sanctuary and the recreation amenities of The Beach, this is a home where cardio cleansing, contemplation, and day dreaming are easily accessible. And for those who have to hit the road and commute, there's easy access to the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway. It's also steps to character storefronts and intriguing eateries, including Gio Rana's Really Really Nice Restaurant which I featured in a post called A Nose For Leslieville. It's one of the many destinations I love about this neighbourhood, including Te Aro Roasters who know their way around a cup of coffee, and Bobbette and Belle, where those with a sweet tooth teeth can experience authentically French patisserie. Love vintage furniture? I just bought some amazing teak pieces at Guff Furniture In Leslieville for my own Swell Dwell renovation called The Tales From Tennis Crescent!
Welcome to 128 Leslie Street!
This two-and-a-half storey semi-detached house features four bedrooms, 3 baths and 2 parking spaces. Featuring an open concept entertainment space with wood floors, recessed lighting and crown moldings, it connects to a stylish renovated kitchen with stainless steel appliances (gas cooking!), granite counters and ample storage. A powder room is discreetly tucked off this space too.
On the second level, three generous bedrooms with warm wood floors share a family bath. And on the top level, a charming skylit attic aerie serves as a master bedroom sanctuary with its own 3-piece ensuite. How amazing is that?
Featuring a lower level finished with recessed lighting, broadloom and laundry facilities, this extra space can serve any multiple functions whether that be a media space, hobby zone or additional storage. Having a generous 18x124 foot lot with laneway access for two cars, this is a property that offers a great opportunity with a stellar long-term upside. You simply can't go wrong!
Are you keen on a unique urban home like this? Contact email@example.com for more info!
Want to learn more about the neighbourhood and its amenities? Here's my Neighborhood Page on Leslieville including flavour video, the city census data on the area, plus several past blogs on area amenities! You'll see why I love Toronto real estate!SOLD