The factors that create that sense of 'Home' are many. There is the physical dwelling itself - what it looks like and how it supports your self-expression through your personal taste and decor. Then there is its location - the spirit of the community and the opportunities afforded for engaging in social and leisure activities. And, of course, there is the convenience of proximity to daily amenities - like schools, shopping, and green space - that simplify your life so you can spend more time with those who you love!
Tucked into the family-friendly Highland Creek neighbourhood in Scarborough, which is rich with both history and community pride, this marvellous mid-century modern dwelling is well-suited to those looking to embrace space, slow their pace, and revel in domestic bliss!
Welcome to 15 Acland Crescent in coveted Highland Creek!
Basking In Bucolic Bliss In Highland Creek
This move-in ready charmer with 4 beds, 2 kitchens, 2 family rooms, 2 full washrooms and 2 powder rooms is situated in Scarborough's leafy Highland Creek neighbourhood, and backs onto a deep wooded ravine replete with babbling brook and towering mature willow trees! The generous 100 X 173.5 foot ravine lot - boasting a multi-level professionally landscaped and fenced rear garden - allows for indulgent indoor/outdoor living and sweet bonuses like a picnic and barbecue area, a hot tub, a swimming pool, and even a separate kid's play zone! What makes this home truly magical is the opportunity to put down roots in a lush bucolic setting - where there's an air of ease, the delight of birdsong, and a feeling of rejuvenation - while still enjoying proximity to amenities and conveniences that make daily life a breeze!
Highland Creek is one of the most desirable neighbourhoods in Scarborough, boasting picturesque properties, a plethora of green space and wildlife, a wealth of history and heritage buildings, and a family-centric community with nostalgic "small town" vibes. The heart of the community is Highland Creek Village, a main street shopping centre situated along Old Kingston Road with roots dating back to the mid 1800’s!
Running errands is quick and easy, with many of your necessary stores located in convenient clusters, close to home. Just up the road, you’ll find No Frills, Food Basics, Shoppers Drug Mart, Rexall’s, The Beer Store and the LCBO. Not sure what to make tonight? Brisket and ribs are available in bulk at Northern Smokes, self-described as “the ultimate smoked BBQ experience”.
A must-have when feeding a family is a selection of dining and takeout options within reach. You can get your gourmet burger fix at Shamrock Burgers. Save time getting dinner ready with family-sized pasta meals to go from Rosa’s Pasta Express. Scratch kitchen Rouge is nearby with comfort food, including lots of gluten-free and Keto options. You’ve even got a date night spot within walking distance with an ample wine list at Six Social Lounge & Grill.
What makes a neighbourhood go from good to great? Green space and parks close to home, of course. Acland Crescent is well-located to some pretty parks that have lots to offer for all ages. Minutes up the road is Bramber Woods Park, with its mature tree canopies offering lots of shade near the playground - which parents will appreciate in the warmer months. This park spreads out across 2.2 hectares, so there is tons of green space to run around and burn off energy. Gravel paths wind through the park, perfect for walking, running, or for pushing strollers. If you fancy a longer walk, immersed in nature, wander over to nearby Colonel Danforth Park. One of the nicest things about this park is its systems of waterside trails, including along Highland Creek (the namesake of this neighbourhood). While here, you’ll be sure to spot an assortment of wildlife, including fish in the creek, white-tailed deer, fox, birds and more! There is also an off-leash area in this park, which dog owners will appreciate so close to home. If you're looking for a family outing on a sunny Sunday, you don't have to travel far to hike the Bluffs and trails, or explore the wilderness that is Rouge Park!
Having good schools in the neighbourhood is always important. As a family, it means life is easier when you can get back and forth to school quickly and easily. As a homeowner, being close to good schools boosts the value of your biggest asset, as this is something future buyers will pay premiums for. This home is well-located to a solid selection of schools. For elementary school, all the way from JK through to Grade 8, there is Highland Park PS, which is a small and connected community school, offering extended French in the senior grades. This school is an easy walk from home. For high school, there is West Hill CI. This school is a STEM (Science, Tech, Engineering, Math) centre for innovation. It’s also walkable! Also within walking distance is the Guildwood Village Montessori School, offering attentive and personalized education in a private setting.
The Scarborough campus of the University of Toronto is close by, as is Centennial College’s Morningside Campus. Commuters will be pleased to know that the 401 is also quickly accessible via nearby Kingston Road.
An Elevated Mid-Century Modern Family Retreat
Are you seeking creative solutions to make all your housing dreams come true? Are you on the lookout for a dynamic property that could one day become Home Sweet Home for multiple generations of your family? 15 Acland Crescent represents a unique opportunity to tailor your home to fit your domestic ideal. Offering generous square footage and a space plan that permits both inclusiveness and privacy, this home has been thoughtfully upgraded to accommodate today's busy urban lifestyle and new models of family living!
Black double doors with metal inserts make a dramatic first impression, sweeping you into a welcoming open foyer fitted with stone tile floors, that offers a sweeping view of the airy light-filled main level front to back. Spacious and gracious, the open concept entertainment level is lined with honey-coloured wood floors, and encased by expanses of glass that draw in natural light. Quality appointments abound, seamlessly fusing with yesteryear details like the stone fireplace, and warm wood panelling. I adore the custom wood built-ins with glass display shelving in the living area. For those who love to host, the living and dining zones are generous and well-proportioned, able to accommodate larger furniture pieces for a big brood - whether that be sectional seating or a dining table for twelve.
Equally expansive is the substantial renovated chef's kitchen. As an avid cook, I instantly gravitate to this intelligently designed culinary workspace which is elevated by custom shaker-style cabinetry, stone countertops, stainless steel appliances, a large peninsula that doubles as a breakfast bar, and a wealth of cupboard and pantry space that ensures you'll never want for storage! There's even a hidden laundry closet that offers much-needed convenience and utility. Porcelain tile floors connect the kitchen to the informal eating area (which bucks the term 'breakfast nook' simply by virtue of its size!) and draw you into the light n' bright family room. Here the ceiling ascends to greater heights, punctuated by a skylight that bathes the gathering space in an ethereal glow. Add to that the full corner of windows including the beautiful bay with its panoramic view of the ravine, and it amounts to what may possibly be my favourite space in the house!
The balcony with glass panelled railings that runs the length of the room (and beyond) serves as a private perch to admire the lush, manicured yard, or to keep an eye on the kiddos splashing and squealing in the pool below. It's certainly wide enough to accommodate a small table and chairs, so when you get the urge to dine al fresco, you'll have the choice between this and the private poolside barbecue patio below!
Rounding out the main level are three generous bedrooms tucked away down a private corridor off the entertainment space. The primary bedroom boasts a walk-in closet with double mirrored doors, and a 2-piece ensuite powder room, and loads of light streaming in through windows on two walls. This is also where you'll find the luxe 5-piece family bath, with quality finishes that include a double marble-topped vanity, glassed-in shower with subway tile surround, and gorgeous marble tile floor.
Descending to the garden level which has served as a secondary suite for the multi-generational owners, you're enveloped by a large open concept entertainment space featuring both gas and electric fireplaces, broken up into delineated zones for lounging, gaming, dining, exercising... really, anything you envision! We guarantee your eyes will gravitate to the richly coloured kitchen island, which serves as a delightful foil to the more calming tones of the cabinetry and stone countertops. Wow - I adore this intelligently designed and well-appointed centre for food and libations! There's even an adjacent space that is a hybrid of a butler's pantry and a laundry room - with an impressive amount of made-to-measure built-in storage!
On the opposite end of the lower level is a large sleeping sanctuary that boasts a huge walk-in closet and a serene 5-piece ensuite (which, along with a powder room adjacent the recreation space, totals two baths on this level.) Designed and crafted to a high standard, this sun-kissed level with bucolic views and amazing indoor/outdoor connections offers multiple functions depending on your own particular wishes, wants and needs.
When it comes to freehold properties, the intangible value of outdoor space rests on the opportunity that it affords. Practically speaking, it is how the features and composition of the outdoor space combine to add dimension to daily life, fanning outwards from the rear of this swell dwell, the distinctly articulated spaces are many! Being able to sun, swim, and soak in your own inground pool with integrated hot tub - whether you're decompressing after work or entertaining the extended family - is a dream come true. The rear yard is further elevated to its highest and best use through manicured gardens, a picnic area, BBQ patio, and an entertainment zone for the kiddos - including a trampoline and play structure! Add to that the calming restorative view of the lush ravine - which is completely private throughout the summer season - and you really couldn't ask for a more enriching set up for outdoor living.
Completing this domestic package is a large driveway with space for four cars and a pinch-me-I'm-dreaming two-car garage (complete with electric vehicle charger connection) for more parking, a workshop, or extra storage space! For those seeking an 'unpack and enjoy' residence, this heart-grabber offers the intangible beauty of scale, proportion, and light in an enriching natural setting!
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