Any house hunter will tell you that finding a home that will be 'the one' has as much to do with where it is as with what it is. That’s because your life extends far beyond your four walls, engaging the community that surrounds you - just one reason this elegant abode is so appealing! Who wouldn't want to stroll down the leafy Cabbagetown allées, or access two types of transit just a block away? It's the perfect mix of quiet and convenience.
Welcome to 294 Carlton Street in coveted Cabbagetown.
Situated on the north side of Carlton Street, this heart-grabbing home is the perfect refuge for the Buyer who prefers a residence drenched in history and character but with urban upgrades and contemporary conveniences. After all, this property dates from 1889 and is a Toronto Heritage Home! Officially known as the Peter McGregor House and built by J.T. Shepter, this historic home was adopted by City Council in 1989 (on its 100th anniversary) as part of the surrounding Cabbagetwon Metcalfe Street Heritage Conservation District. No condos will ever obstruct tree-top views or encroach on your backyard bliss! The prospective Buyer will also enjoy the the prestige of living in leafy, highly-coveted Cabbagetown. Nestled amongst North America's largest collection of preserved Victorian residences, 249 Carlton is just a hop, skip and a jump to Cabbagetown's village shoppes on Parliament, with its dynamic collection of retail, grocers, cafes, liquor store, beer store, and even a convenient Starbucks! Some of our favourite destinations include Jet Fuel, The House on Parliament, The Winchester Street Theatre, St. Jamestown Steak and Chops, and Spruce for unique designer home furnishings.
It's a short stroll to peaceful Riverdale Farm, where you can admire the animals, shop their farmer's market, or enjoy outdoor movies in the park during the summer months. Allan Gardens at Gerrard and Sherbourne, one of the oldest parks in the city, has a magical conservatory, a playground and two fenced off-leash areas for dogs - it's a truly fantastic outdoor amenity. Best of all? Riverdale Park West, with its abundant opportunities for recreation, is right at the end of the street!
Touchy about transit? While this home is removed from the hustle and bustle of Parliament Street, the Carlton streetcar is just steps away! It'll whisk you west to the Yonge Street subway or east to Riverside, Leslieville, and beyond! Or catch the Parliament bus which runs north to Bloor or south to Front Streets! Without question this is a super-central location while still being leafy, low-key! How amazing is that?
Situated on a 17.92 x 100 foot lot on the quiet culmination of Carlton Street, this well-maintained semi-detached brick residence retains many original character details and oozes historic charm, while offering plenty of modern upgrades. The property features lovely curb appeal, with manicured front gardens, mature shrubbery, and baluster & spindle white railings lining the front steps and entranceway.
Crossing into the welcoming foyer, one is met with vintage checkered floors that continue through to the kitchen, while gleaming hardwood runs the length of the living and dining rooms. The large South-facing front window (featuring inset stained glass typical of Victorian bay & gable homes) illuminates a charming front sitting room that boasts a gas fireplace with painted brick hearth. Crown mouldings and 10-foot ceilings continue into the dining room, beyond an oversized archway that formally divides the two spaces. The main floor is completed by an upgraded kitchen, where classic details like the second fireplace and rounded pass-through co-exist with stone countertops, recessed lighting, and sparkling stainless steel appliances. Wide patio door open into the rear garden, which is fenced for privacy, and perfect for enjoying intimate summer evenings or raucous family barbecues!
Climbing the stair to the second level, one is immediately met with a unique upper-level powder room. Adjacent is the second bedroom, with a full wall of built-in wardrobes, North-facing window, crown mouldings, and antique ceiling medallion. At one end of the floor is a three-piece bath with antique claw-foot tub and gold-plated taps and fittings, while the opposite end is occupied by an generous and airy Master retreat. The third level loft is smartly outfitted as both a third bedroom and home office with three-piece ensuite bath.
In the lower level, one half is sectioned off to accommodate a fully outfitted laundry room, more storage, and the utility closet, while the other half opens into a flex space that is currently utilized as a fourth bedroom, and an upgraded luxe three-piece bath, and - ready for it? - a third fireplace! The space is softened by plush broadloom and the glow from an above-grade stained glass window. Cozy!
All-in, this 'pinch me perfect' residence is sophisticated urban living at its best! Well-positioned in the heart of the downtown core, it also offers all the charms of a village neighbourhood.
Take a virtual tour here! Because if you're looking for heart-grabbing, this very well may be it!
Want to learn more? Here's our Cabbagetown Neighbourhood Page, or, if you'd like to learn more about Toronto, check out our other Neighbourhood Pages! And here's one of our most popular posts called 'Why The East Side Has Historically Been Cheaper' which we consider an essential read.
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*Urbaneer brings this property to your attention with the kind permission of our colleague at Bosley Real Estate Ltd., Brokerage.