As a realtor specializing in the Innovative Space marketplace for 26 years, I know first hand how challenging it is to find domestic design which is elevated beyond convention and big box store fixtures and finishes. And I also understand how rare it is to find homes which marry comfort, smart design, and on-trend styling. Which is why I love the aesthetic of this reinvented dwelling. This modern residence incorporates the home's original bones into a new domestic language of contemporary comfort.
Welcome to 53 Pearson Avenue!
53 Pearson is absolutely surrounded with hip amenities, only a 5-minute walk from Queen Street West, providing loads of local choice for wining, dining and shopping. How about an evening out to sample some libations? The Parkdale Drink is just around the corner from your front door. Fancy a bite of something sweet (or perhaps something savoury)? Stop by your local patisserie - The Tempered Room. For superb Farm to Table dining, visit Local Kitchen and Wine Bar, a mere stroll away. Home cooks will appreciate their pasta classes, so that they can recreate meals in their own kitchen.
Slept in? Not to worry. Mitzi’s Cafe serves all-day brunch and is only a couple of minute’s walk away, located around the corner on Sorauren Avenue.
Head to Roncesvalles or Queen West to run your errands, with a Shoppers Drug Mart and LCBO within walking distance. You can't beat the organic butcher, baker, florist and vegetable monger on Roncesvalles Avenue too, as well as the Revue Cinema for your movie nights, or Boomerang Pilates and Wellness for your fitness regime!
No urban lifestyle is truly complete without quality available green space in your 'hood. 53 Pearson is just a few minute stroll to Sorauren Park, where there is endless leisure and outdoor opportunity. There is the Farmer’s Market, field house, playground, great off-leash park for your family pet and ice rink for outdoor exercise in the winter. McCormick Park and Rec Centre is also just a short stroll away, and is also a beloved community gathering place. Just west is expansive High Park, opened to the public in 1876 and having nearly 400 acres of space, of which one third remains in a natural state, with a rare oak savannah ecology. It features the bucolic Grenadier Pond, numerous picnic areas, hiking trails, an off-leash park for your puppy, tennis courts, baseball diamonds and soccer fields plus the Jamie Bell Adventure Playground, which is a large, unique play area designed in part by children. This is the destination of choice for Spring cherry blossoms, or tobogganing in winter with the kids!
Also nearby is about a 10-minute walk away is the High Park Branch of the Toronto Library - on Roncesvalles Avenue - where there is in addition to an impressive book and media collection, lots of programs for the whole family. Another must-have amenity? Access to public transit is a hop skip and a jump away on Queen Street West 501 Streetcar.
To really position your property purchase as an investment that will continue to grow over time, it is important to be close to good schools. Adding even more value? Having good schools within walking distance, which simplifies life for everyone. Nearby is reputable Fern Avenue Junior and Senior Public School, which welcomes students all the way from JK through to Grade 8. Parkdale Collegiate is the local high school, also within walking distance.
Houses are dynamic, pushed through an evolution by time, taste, and necessary renovations. As years pass, a home ages into obsolescence, creating an the opportunity for it to become a new version of itself. This is precisely the case with 53 Pearson Avenue; it underwent a complete to-the-studs renovation, propelling it from outmoded roots to a crisp thoughtfully-executed contemporary dwell.
With respect to the stellar space plan, the experience of this home begins when you cross into the bright foyer, filled with natural light. It's the perfect place for the kids to kick off their outdoor gear and muddy boots! Crossing into the main floor, this level opens into a contemporary entertainment space, comprised of an open plan living, dining and chef's kitchen with a dynamite sunroom in the rear connecting to the garden. There's lots of added stylish improvements, including a convenient 2-piece powder room, gleaming wood floors, and an inviting electric fireplace surrounded by built-in shelving. I love the spacious dining area that is generous, and well-suited to those who love to gather people round. The dreamy open kitchen is efficiently designed - which true cook's favour - featuring stainless steel appliances and a generous island that offers extra seating and prep space.
Making your way up to the second level, you'll find the Master Suite boasting a wall of built-in wardrobes as well as a sparkling 5-piece ensuite bath. There's a cozy second bedroom (an ideal home office) which has a fresh 3-piece washroom directly across the hall, which abuts the stacking laundry closet, and an ideal family room (or kid's study area or even an optional bedroom) that features extensive windows and convenient built-ins - the perfect hangout space!
The third level is a dedicated place for your growing children - two bedrooms each equipped with their own ensuite baths and walk-in closets - how amazing is that?! Unless they're prone to climbing down the drain spouts, you'll hear their teenage attempts to sneak out and in at night! And down on the lower level you'll find an optional income suite (non-retrofit) with living, sleeping, cooking and a 4-piece bath. Plus there's extra storage! Can we say "fully-loaded"?!
For those ticking their 'must-have boxes', be assured these four levels of quality stylish living space are topped off by a one car garage with private drive accommodating two more cars and a generous 32.25 ft x 88 ft landscaped lot. Plus it has some pretty swell building component upgrades, Arisscraft Blockwork on the front and back, repointed brick work, a new roofing with a 10 year warranty on the top, porch and dormers, new Oko Skin on the rear addition and garage (which features a Liftmaster Premium garage door opener with bluetooth connectivity), and a Keepright Air Conditioner with 2 ton capacity that services main floor, first floor and second floor plus a Gree Ductless Heat Pump with 1.5 ton capacity-heating and cooling connected to indoor unit on first floor addition Master/Family Room. Can we say Wow?
Offering the trifecta of a Triple AAA location, smart design, and unlimited potential, this modern residence offers the best in urban living - definitely worthy of your consideration!
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 Roncesvalles Village Neighbourhood Page featuring our flavour video, city census data on the area plus past amenity blogs, or if you'd like to learn more about Toronto, check out our other Neighbourhood Pages!
Have questions? Contact Steve@urbaneer.com!
*Urbaneer brings this property to your attention with the kind permission of our colleague at Royal LePage Terrequity Realty, Brokerage.Book Appointment