For those who love the 'Brooklyn of Toronto' located over the bridge on the east side, the neighbourhood of Prime Riverdale - located south of The Danforth running east of Broadview Avenue - breathes its own distinct charm and character. Filled with a collection of Edwardian and Victorian residences, this area is understated in its demeanor yet progressive and forward-thinking. Offering a village-feel where you can genuinely engage your neighbours and swaths of the city's natural ravine and water systems, this enclave containing a limited collection of dwellings is available to a limited few. And for those with busy lives, finding a turn-key fully-renovated residence that doesn't require a a massive demolition bin is far and few between. For one fortunate Buyer we present a dreamy solution.
Welcome to 196 Bain Avenue, offered for sale for $1,299,000!
Amidst a canopy of mature trees, this contemporary residence with a modern flair is located in Prime Riverdale. Located south of The Danforth on Bain Avenue, this four-bedroom home is so central that you can throw on your coat and walk to your neighbourhood convenience store or the Riverdale Perk, a lovely neighbourhood cafe perfect to unwind on hectic days. Only a short stroll to the Chester Subway station and a quick jog to Good Life Fitness at Danforth and Pape (with its stylish fully-equipped gym and comprehensive fitness classes), the local grocer (who still offers home delivery), plus a myriad of sundry, home furnishing and fashion retailers (not to forget liquor store, cafes, pubs and organic Carrot Common!), this is urban living at its best!
This is central! Nearby Gerrard Street East is ideal for ethnic shopping, the best French restaurant in Chinatown, Batifole, and the downtown streetcar. You're also only a few blocks to hip Queen East with its purveyors of great home design furnishings and accessories (like Guff!). Better still, this home sweet home is in the much-loved Withrow Avenue Junior Public School catchment district (currently ranked 278th in Ontario out of 2,714 schools by the Fraser Institute), making it one of the most coveted neighbourhoods in the downtown core for families.
For those who covet green space, this residence is practically in welcoming Withrow Park! A 21-acre green space dating from the 1910s, it's one of Toronto's larger multi-purpose parks. It boasts an off-leash dog area, a fenced and dog-free children's playground and summer wading pool, a clubhouse for indoor classes and community group use, a weekly summer farmers' market, plus plenty of room for sports and recreation including tennis, hockey, baseball and soccer. And with large pockets of naturalized areas and gardens, there's a wealth of space to find respite from the day-to-day ravages of urban life. It certainly adds to the charm of this dynamic family-friendly area, and contributes to it's moniker as one of the city's most coveted neighbourhood villages. How amazing is that?
Constructed at the turn of the century, this solid spacious 4-bedroom residence has been recently transformed with permits into a modern wonder. Gutted to the studs with an expanded third floor addition, those with an attention to detail will admire and value the all new wiring, plumbing - including sump pump, back flow preventer, drains and hot water tank - roof rafters / joists / shingles - along with all new HVAC mechanicals and ductwork. There's a new Security DVR Network access (IP address accessible from anywhere), along with a H264 Digital video recorder & exterior cameras (with potential to add more).
For the discerning, you'll be assured this heart-grabbing residence boasts exceptional features and finishes. We drool over the spectacular sun-drenched and well-proportioned entertainment level, with its showcase gourmet kitchen with substantial gas range that takes centre stage. And we love the thoughtful space plan and extra special touches like the built-in desk, oak engineered floors and contemporary glass railings.
The four bedrooms are well-proportioned, drenched in light, feature some clever storage solutions, and share pretty swish spa baths fitted with luxe finishes. We love the expansive third floor master suite with its indulgent ensuite washroom (yes! to the soaker tub) and gorgeous park vista roof terrace. And the lower level, with its 'perfect-for-kids' family room fitted with warm broadloom, recessed lighting, 3-piece 'dog-washing' shower room and generous laundry zone connecting to the rear garden outshines most Riverdale properties. This is amazement times infinity!
Outside, the exterior boasts new decking with glass railings on all three levels, new exterior siding, eavestroughs and downspouts, and brick tuck-pointing. Don't miss the gas outlet for your barbecue, some stellar stonework and garden landscaping beds. No detail has been missed, including the newly rebuilt front porch and rear fencing. Marrying a terrific park side location, along with the benefit of two car laneway parking, this is nothing less than brilliant.
Yes, we're pinching ourselves!
Want to learn more about Riverdale? Want to learn more about the neighbourhood and its amenities? Here's our Neighborhood Page on Riverdale including our flavour video, the city census data on the area, plus several past blogs on area amenities!
Could this magnificent residence be the ideal opportunity for you?
Contact Steve@urbaneer.com for more info!SOLD