After another busy day at the office, do you picture yourself able to stop to do a couple of quick errands on the way home, made easier by convenient shopping? Or perhaps you picture you and your partner, strolling down a tree-lined street, off to your new neighbourhood hang for date night? 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 the walls - into the community that surrounds it. Which is what makes this contemporary residence in Cabbagetown so appealing.
While Cabbagetown's history began in the 1840's when thousands of Irish immigrants settled here after fleeing the potato famine in their homeland, what was once one of the poorest neighbourhoods in Toronto is now a much sought-after enclave boasting restored Victorian homes. Featuring friendly neighbourhood pubs and some of the best cafes in the city, it's just east of the 'big city bright lights' vibe of downtown and yet wrapped by Riverdale Park which is home to the Riverdale Farmers' Market, one of Toronto's best, each Tuesday from May through October. And if engaging the farmers doesn't feel rural enough, there's always the family-friendly Riverdale Farm chock-a-block with animals to provides a momentary 'life-in-the-country' encounter.
Cabbagetown is a community with heart and amenities. Featuring the perfect balance of day-to-day shopping and design destinations, Parliament Street offers the St. Jamestown Steak And Chops butcher to urbaneer's own candle stick purveyor at Spruce Home Decor. Looking for custom lighting? Check out Studio Lampcage. And don't miss the annual Cabbagetown Festival which we absolutely love.
Welcome to 358 Ontario Street.
Situated south of Gerrard two blocks west of Parliament under a canopy of mature trees, this original Cabbagetown cottage underwent an extensive rebuild to become a stylish chic contemporary residence.
Positioned on a broad 25x95 foot city lot with laneway parking, this multi-level residence is an architectural composition of light and space. Featuring vaulted ceilings and expanses of glass, this artful residence fuses warm wood floors and crisp white walls into a senstational entertainer's dream.
Thoughtfully executed, the main level offers a collection of zones to suit a variety of needs. Off the foyer with discreet powder room, the efficient U-shaped kitchen connects to the sun-drenched loft-like entertainment space with fireplace and the 'Wow Factor'. A skylit family room wrapped in windows lends itself as an optional bedroom or dreamy home office for those who want to cloister themselves with a garden view. Up the stairs a master bedroom sanctuary with spa ensuite cantilevers itselfs into the volume of pitched roof lines, creating a magical romantic retreat. And it's all executed with modern fittings and clean contemporary lines.
On the lower level, over 800 square feet of space is fitted with a bedroom, three-piece bath, and an extraordinary studio space that walks out to the garden. Finished with recessed lighting and laminate floors, this zone for everyday life accommodates all your belongings with ease.
Beautifully situated on a broad urban lot, the landscaped garden with its tiered decks and easy maintenances offers a preferred west exposure and laneway parking.
What's not to like about this unique urban home?
Want to learn more? Contact Jim@urbaneer.com!
Have you met Cabbagetown yet? If you don't know this area very well, here's our Neighbourhood Page on Cabbagetown/Corktown including our flavour video, the city census data on the area, plus several past blogs on area amenities! And consider checking out our other Neighbourhood Pages to learn about other Toronto real estate!SOLD