Imagine, at the end of your day, strolling down a quiet tree-lined street, stepping up to your front door, as you arrive home. If your dream extends to include living in an established urban neighbourhood, where community and family life surround you, while still being able to access all the amenities that life in a vibrant city neighbourhood has to offer, then you will find this latest offering immensely appealing. It’s not just its Triple AAA location that is alluring, for here you can fuse tradition with the contemporary in the gleam and polish of this newer quality executive residence.
Welcome to 69A Harshaw Avenue, offered at $1,749,000, where city living meets family life.
This central west location is about access and amenities, and boasts near everything you need to make your busy life easier. Located on a quiet child-friendly dead-end street with sidewalks on both sides, it's just west of Bloor West Village within the city-defined neighbourhood of 'Baby Point Village'. Here you’re steps to grocers, markets, restaurants, bars, the LCBO and coffee shops. For coffee lovers it’s a hop, skip and a jump from Wiebke's and Good Neighbour, and for dining you’re around the corner from Queen Margherita Pizza (in a cool converted bank building!), Mad Mexican and Marky & Sparky’s!
Everything is easily accessible, in case you need to dash out and run a quick errand, or if you are seeking an evening out. Libraries, the historic 'Old Mill' and parks are close by as well – the home backs onto Lessard Park, and nearby Etiene Brule Park along the Humber River is magical - offering solutions to the dreaded “Mom/Dad I’m bored!” Handy to public transit as well - it’s just 4 blocks to the Jane Subway on the Bloor Line - this well-located home is ideal for busy families.
Several reputable schools are nearby, including Humbercrest Public School, which offers dual track education with the option of French Immersion right through. The local Secondary School, HCI (Humberside Collegiate Institute) offers French Immersion and Extended French as well. Incidentally, HCI scores very high on provincial tests (96%), giving it a lofty academic ranking. It’s also near Saint Pius X Catholic School, and the Ursula Franklin Academy (UFA), a small, publicly funded secondary school that focuses on Liberal Arts programs in preparation for post-secondary education.
Completed in August 2012, this 4-level executive residence was custom-built to the exacting specifications and high standards of the current owners. Comprising 3500 square feet over four levels of pristine living space with an additional 635 square feet of modern outdoor living space (see floor plans), this property is best-suited to those who appreciate quality and attention to detail. Without question, this is architecturally-elevated living.
From the moment you cross the threshold, the exterior statement door and generous entrance hall with ample storage set the stage for high calibre finishes. Steps up into the hall, a discreet tucked away powder room, and a visually-arresting staircase with architectural lighting instantly conveys a “Modern Home” that is both comfortable and chic.
The entertainment space unfolds in a series of well-proportioned zones for living. The gracious front room with charming streetscape vista is currently set up as a formal dining room, though it offers versatility to suit. Need soaring ceilings and expansive wall space to accommodate your library or art collection? Are you looking for a special place for your grand piano? This room is ready to create your own special paradise.
Connecting to a custom kitchen and all-encompassing Great Room, this is where more of the ‘Wow Factor’ happens. Featuring satin 4.25” oak-plank floors, 10 foot ceilings, and an expansive south-facing wall of windows, this ‘heart-of-the-home’ setting has a dreamy cook’s kitchen. With sub-zero refrigerator, induction cooking, plenty of storage behind custom millwork and a massive island, this is the perfect place to gather friends round. Better still, this area connects to the sun-drenched fully-fitted family room with custom shelving, a gas fireplace, and a flat-screen television system that’s move-in ready for instant family enjoyment.
For those who covet natural light and views, the Great Room walks out to a spectacular cedar deck overlooking Lessard Park. It’s south exposure and lush green vista provides privacy and sightlines rare to find in a downtown locale.
The second level offers a sleeping sanctuary of domestic bliss. There are two generous bedrooms which share a family bath with heated floors, an efficient laundry room and spacious linen closet. The expansive master suite features custom walk-in closet and well-proportioned 5-piece ensuite with heated floors, a spa soaking tub, double sinks and a luxe double-headed shower! We especially love how the electric shutter blind behind the diaphanous draperies create seclusion from the master bedrooms breath-taking park vista.
The third floor, recently completed in September 2013, serves as an optional second Master Suite or more family-friendly accommodations. Currently set up as a family room and home office, this secret third floor skylit aerie boasts soaring ceilings, recessed lighting, a 3-piece quality heated-floor washroom and a spectacular over-sized cedar roof terrace with barbecue hook-up and enchanting park views. It's even structually supported to hold a future hot tub! How amazing is this?
The lower level has all the potential to fit your family’s additional needs, whether that be a nanny, an in-law, or your own particular hobby indulgence. With a generous storage room, direct connection to the 13’ wide garage with polished concrete floors, a 3-piece washroom, and a massive recreation room, this level has radiant water heated floors, direct access to the garden, and generous ceiling heights. This space is easily modified to match the needs of your family as you move from toys to teenagers through the years.
This special custom contemporary home is surrounded by a sense of community, where young families will find themselves among like company in the neighbourhood, as the area is a hub for growing families with school aged children.
Fully detached, with private garage and two additional parking spaces on the private drive, this executive residence is available for occupancy within 60 to 90 days.
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**This gorgeous residence is being co-listed with David Oey of Harvey Kalles Real Estate Ltd, Brokerage**SOLD