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Built in 1915, this terrific family abode underwent significant renovations in both 2018 and 2019. The entire house transformed from a tired, cramped collection of rooms into a bright, contemporary family home. You'll feel like you've struck gold when you see this beautiful family home in one of Hamilton's most family friendly neighbourhoods.
Welcome to 245 Prospect Street South!
The Urbaneer team adores the historic Blakeley neighbourhood with it’s lovely tree lined streets and eclectic mix of homes dating to the early 20th century. Nestled at the base of the Niagara escarpment, the Blakeley neighbourhood is populated almost exclusively with detached homes and small scale multi-family residences.
Gage Park marks the eastern border of the neighbourhood and serves as the unofficial gathering place of the community. The park has benefitted from numerous recent upgrades and is considered a beacon of #HAMONT pride. The new playground on the west side of the park is busy from when the snow melts until well after the snow begins to fall again and the green house offers a taste of summer year-round. Festivals run nearly every weekend in the summer including the very popular Festival of Friends music festival which recently celebrated its 43rd year.
Blakely is only a few minutes drive from the trendy Ottawa Street North shopping district – home of a terrific mix of antique stores, artisanal food shops and locally owned restaurants that are equally mouth-watering and family friendly. Our favourites include Caro and it's incredible selection of homemade pasta and Hammerhead's serving the best fish and chips west of England. Canadiana lovers need to check out the site of the first Tim Horton’s store also located on Ottawa Street. Don’t forget to head upstairs to enjoy your Double-Double enjoy both a terrific view of the escarpment and a trip down memory lane via the artifacts on the display in the museum dedicated to all things “Timmies”.
The impressive new Bernie Morelli Recreation Centre is a welcome addition to the neighbourhood.The centre is home to a variety of recreational and fitness programming offered by the city of Hamilton.
Blakely is well-connected via public transportation.The 5 bus provides regular service with a stop just a few blocks north of 245 Prospect St S. This route runs 7 days a week and connects directly to Hamilton Go Centre, the hip James Street North district, McMaster University and picturesque downtown Dundas. Blakely is poised to benefit from the forth coming LRT service and the nearest stop on the proposed route is 15 minute walk away from Prospect St S.
245 Prospect St S is currently located in the catchment for the following schools: Adelaide Hoodless Elementary and the new Bernie Custis Secondary for English, public education; A.M Cunningham Elementary, Glen Brae Middle and Sherwood Secondary for French Immersion; Westdale Secondary for International Baccalaureate; St.Ann and Cathedral for English, Catholic board; and St. Joseph and Cathedral for Catholic, French Immersion.
The charming exterior has a decidedly “farmhouse in the city” vibe with a sophisticated colour palette and mature landscaping. You and your guests will love the private double driveway (rare in the area!) with its beautiful interlock brick detail. Street parking is free in the area if you need a bit more room to accommodate visitors.
Beyond the front door lies welcoming foyer with an oh-so-necessary (and too often missing!) front hall closet to tuck away the piles of shoes that always seem to clutter up a home’s entryway. The bright and airy main level practically begs you to sit down and take a deep breath. You’ve arrived home! The clever redesign of the main floor created a space that is open concept yet functional for an active family. On one side of the entryway you will find the living room featuring an electric fireplace flanked by a floor-to-ceiling stone surround (there’s a hidden plug built-in to the fireplace for those who prefer to mount their television above the fireplace). Custom millwork wraps the living space and extends into the neighbouring dining room. Wide plank engineered hardwood flooring flows throughout the main level and creates a sense of continuity throughout the home. The dining room is perfectly perched between the living room and the kitchen and features a charming, farmhouse style chandelier. The kitchen truly is the heart of this home. A large island with breakfast bar and built-in wine rack provides extra prep space and a place for your guests to perch while you whip up something delicious using the stainless steel appliances. There is loads of storage space offered by the custom cabinetry. An undermount sink and built-in dishwasher make clean up a breeze.
There is a flexible space to the rear of the kitchen. Currently utilized as an office, this room is waiting for you to put your spin on it! A two-piece powder room is tucked away at the back of the main level.
The main level includes the first of three bedrooms in the home. Currently outfitted with a daybed to create a delightful guest suite, this bedroom has the space to accommodate a Queen or even King size bed. The main level suite includes a modern three-piece ensuite bath with a walk-in shower (perfect for those who appreciate accessibility). The closet features a built-in organization system to maximize the storage potential.
A modern floating staircase leads from the main level to the second floor. The second floor features two bedrooms including the current master. Both bedrooms feature vaulted ceilings, engineered hardwood floors and custom closet organizers. A three-piece bath with soaker tub is shared by the two upper bedrooms.
The basement was completely reimagined in 2019 to create a lower level that is truly multipurpose. The savvy sellers removed two ineffective basement bedrooms and replaced them with a generous family room (the ceiling is over 7 ft high!) with sleek laminate flooring. The basement includes a third full bathroom with an impressive walk-in shower. The lower level is smartly partitioned to create a dedicated laundry room, separate utilities room and loads of space for hidden storage. The space was truly customized and features an adorable cat door under the stairs so you can keep the litter box safely tucked behind a closed door.
One of the sellers’ favourite features of the home is the backyard. The 100’ deep loteasily accommodates space for a raised deck and an adorable play structure (included with the house!). You too will love relaxing in the shade of the mature trees while your dinner sizzles on the grill and the kids swing in the sun.
Could this Hamilton real estate offering be the ideal opportunity for you? Contact Kellye@urbaneer.com for more info!SOLD