Once in a blue moon, Urbaneer becomes Suburbaneer! At our core, we will always be devoted to unique urban spaces - our first love! But, on occasion, we happily embrace the allure of fresh air and wide open spaces, in anticipation of a new challenge!
For those who adore the amenities and convenience of a bustling metropolis, but yearn for a more even-paced, suburban way of life, a unique marriage of both can be found in burgeoning Oshawa, nestled on the shores of Lake Ontario. If you’re looking for a family home that ticks all the boxes, you’ll find it on quiet, tree-lined Beatrice Street West.
Welcome to 109 Beatrice Street West!
Oshawa embodies a simpler, tradition-rich, community-driven way of life that seems in opposition to the loud, fast-paced big city, yet it embraces the many ways it is energized and elevated by its proximity to Downtown Toronto. It’s growing populace of around 150,000 are reaping the rewards of Oshawa’s recent rebirth; once a manufacturing industrial centre, this mid-sized town is now exploding in the fields of education, health sciences, and information technology!
Given that ‘Oshawa’ comes from the Ojibwa word ‘aazhaway’, meaning "the crossing place", there’s no doubt that the area has a long, rich history that has contributed to its vibrant arts and culture scene. Most unique are Oshawa’s summer festivals, including Fiesta Week, the Metis Festival, and Autofest. Downtown independent restaurants are thriving and multiplying, undoubtedly inspired by the hottest culinary trends exploding in nearby Toronto. If you like to go big and bright, see a concert at the General Motors Centre or the latest theatrical offering at the Regent Theatre. For a completely opposite vibe, catch an indie band playing at Atria or the Moustache Club. These are the types of emerging amenities that gift Oshawa with a great mix of big city conveniences and small town heart.
Nestled on leafy Beatrice Street West, this four-bedroom bijou bungalow is removed enough from the traffic on Somerville or Simcoe to afford a sense of quiet and calm, yet still just a short bus ride for commuters to arrive at the GO Train station! This location is the perfect balance of peace and accessibility! No matter where you work, just jump in the car and zip over to downtown Oshawa, or catch an hour nap on the GO Train and wake up in downtown Toronto!
For lovers of green space, Somerset Park and the Oshawa Creek are just three blocks to the West, while Oshawa Park and Northway Court Park are equidistant at about a 5 minute stroll each. The neighbourhood kids are never short of outdoor rec space! Cedar Valley Conservation Area is also within walking distance, as is Oshawa Golf and Curling Club, and Valley Gardens. This property is literally surrounded by green space and outdoor activities!
Built in 1959, this handsome bungalow is tucked into a 55 foot by 134 foot lot. Gleaming hardwood floors grace the entire main floor, bringing a sense of connectedness to the individual living zones. We love the well-proportioned sun-drenched living room with a floor plan ideal for entertaining, and a unique arched doorway and arched window lend themselves to the character of the home. The extra-wide pass through from the the kitchen adds a little bygone charm, while, on a functional level, creates great sightlines - you can prepare meals while still remaining part of the action in the living room! And given the beautiful shaker cabinetry, stainless steel appliance suite, and view of the lush rear yard, you may find yourself looking forward to time spent playing chef!
The bedrooms are split between two levels - two upstairs and two downstairs - which is a bit of a bonus when it comes to privacy. Speaking of bonuses, one of our favorite aspects of this home is the finished lower level! More recently upgraded, it boasts recessed lighting and plush broadloom, and significantly increases the amount of living space; in addition to two ample bedrooms, you'll find a generous recreation/media room (with 8-foot ceilings), a three-piece bath, a large storage room, and a laundry/furnace room.
If you were once a city dweller lamenting your lack of outdoor space, you'll adore the yard and the wide back deck; it's a multifunctional space that will surely see just as many princess tea parties as barbeques! While the proximity of amenities and the ease of the transit system ensure you won't neccessarily require a car, if you ARE a driver, the detached garage offers shelter for one car with room to spare. Additionally, if you or a family member has a green thumb, there is a picturesque garden shed tucked away at the rear of the property. Reassuringly, the exterior of 109 Beatrice is just as well maintained as the interior - the only renovation in the past 5 years was new roof shingles this year. It's also worth noting (whether you have an electric car, or you just like to cut down on your hydro bill) that there is adequate room on the roof and in the yard to install solar panels!
As real estate affordability continues to erode in highly competitive urban centres, weary homebuyers have begun to make big compromises and settle for less than they set out to find. But if you’re someone who refuses to compromise on your future family home, a prime opportunity awaits you on Beatrice Street West in Oshawa!
For more information or to book a private viewing, email Carl at firstname.lastname@example.org!SOLD