In a property search, the trifecta is charm, character and choice. This sublime, semi-detached duplex dwell offers all three.
Located near the hub of Bloor and Keele and kitty corner to glorious High Park, this home offers a lucky homeowner choice through the benefit of central location, surrounded by conveniently close amenities. The choice component of this home is further amplified by the chance to generate income and assist with the mortgage, while quietly, steadily building equity with a rental suite. Or you might deconvert it into a single family residence with nanny suite. Regardless, this stellar property offers character and charm simultaneously, enhanced with upgrades and updates that flow through sweet rooms that receive ample light, quietly illuminating the life that unfolds between these walls.
Welcome to 212 Indian Grove, offered at $739,000.
Located a short walk from Keele Subway Station and coveted access to public transit, there are numerous other amenities nearby. A mecca of green space and outdoor possibility is close at High Park, with its gardens, walking trails, playgrounds and picnicking. It’s kind of like physical fitness and total leisure can be your afternoon date. Looking for a wander and a bite? There are numerous eclectic eateries and shops lining the streets nearby, infused with character storefronts dotting the streets. At the foot of the house on Bloor Street West check out Whelans, Lunch Box or Cabin Fever for a bite!
Choice continues to be an underlying theme with this home’s location, given that it is sandwiched between a few different neighbourhoods, giving the lucky homeowner the combination of options with proximity, depending on whim or need.
This home is just south of the Junction, an area in evolution and revolution, where residents can enjoy funky eateries, galleries and boutique-style shops celebrating creativity in décor and retail. The fortunate Buyer will also just north of Roncevalles Village with its European flavour, a young professional vibe, and a culture that supports and celebrates family life.
Area schools matter intrinsically to maintenance and growth of property value, whether you need them for your own use or not, and this home is nestled between a number of schools. Elementary schools with full-day kindergarten are nearby, as well as French Immersion programs. There are Secondary (Humber Collegiate) schools as well as Vocational and Tech schools (Western Tech) serving the area as well. All boards are represented.
In its current configuration, those making the upper unit their 'Welcome Home' will make their way through the front entrance and past an optional third bedroom or home office. Up the stairs to the second floor is the entertainment level, which greets you with shiny recently-installed bamboo floors that stretch out through the living areas. The kitchen is a bright space that combines style and structure, with white cabinetry and light wood, that together catch and distribute the light. Off to it, a former enclosed porch has become a pantry and additional storage. On this level are well-proportioned living and dining rooms - including a wood burning fireplace - which to gather and relax in each other’s company. Upstairs, on the third floor are the other two bedrooms, including a cozy retreat in the Master Bedroom, and an ample second bedroom. You'll also find access to the rooftop, where the recently installed roof is ready for the installation of a roof terrace. Wouldn't this be the perfect perch for your morning coffee?
This home houses a very attractive rental unit, with numerous features that would appeal to a swath of tenants. The entrance is at the rear porch at the back of the dwelling, which connects into a generous eat-in kitchen and an airy living room. On the lower level are two good-sized bedrooms, a full bathroom, and a laundry / storage area. The current tenants, who would love to stay, have occupied the suite since August 2010 at a rent of $1400 per month inclusive of heating/cooling, hydro, water, building insurance and property taxes with no rent increases since occupancy.
This property has had several upgrades since 2008 including the forced air gas furnace, central air conditioning system, a 200 amp panel and some upgraded wiring, the flat roof, bamboo flooring and the pvc drain from the house to the city sewage connection has been replaced. It also has a recent second floor washroom with heated floors, and some hard landscaping in the backyard including the patio and a new fence. Featuring a two car garage with laneway parking (a new roof on the garage is imminently required), this spectacular home offers an enhanced quality of life, both in terms of lifestyle and in the ability to work towards building equity in your home more quickly.
Without question, its bucolic location will draw you here, and its insouciant charm will convince you to stay.
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