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It’s homes like this that make me love what I do! Why you ask… well this isn’t your typical “cookie-cutter”, sub division home, built in the middle of Nowhere Land! Nor is it a home with slabs of mountain top marble to eat off of, or frivolous upgrades that hardly ever get used. Rather, this is a home with character, history and most importantly – room to make your own memories in!
Located at 334 Boon Avenue in the community of Fairbank/Calendonia in Toronto – this home is perfectly located between Eglinton and St. Clair just west of Dufferin! The neighbourhood is home to both Public and Catholic schools, an outdoor pool and public transit. The street itself has a very cozy and warm feel to it with many neighbours greeting me while I was getting the home ready for sale!
The house has been home to the same family for several years, and the pride of ownership can be seen from very angle! From the entrance you walk into a large open concept family room that makes for the perfect space to entertain. New laminate floors have been installed in the main seating area.
The kitchen is a very generous size with no shortage of storage! All the appliances seen in this area will be staying with the house. There an opening between the living area and here to allow for an open flow of conversation when guests are over. There’s also great amounts of light that shines from the back window. A walk out leads to the back which comes complete with a shed and fenced in yard.
The basement is personally my favourite part of the home! It’s one large open concept space that makes for the perfect TV room. Pot lights accent the ceiling with a newly tiled floor below. The basement has recently been waterproofed and the owner has a warranty that will stay with who ever buys the home. A sub pump was also installed! A four piece bathroom complete with a jacuzzi tub can also be found in the lower level of the home. The furnace, washer and dryer are all tucked away towards the back of the basement. There is great head room in the basement and you won’t feel cramped like in most homes of the area!
Walk up a short flight to the second floor and you’ll find two well laid out bedrooms complete with closets, new floors and freshly painted walls! There is also a three piece bathroom complete with a separate shower stall.
The master bedroom is by far one of the most spacious I’ve seen in the area… and I’ve seen a lot! Two large windows will make your mornings bright with all the natural light that shines in.
While any home of this age is never perfect, there are a lot of improvements that have been done to make it as efficient of a move-in as possible. They include: Newer windows throughout, re shingled roof in 2005, waterproofing done on the outside for the basement, sub pump, new dry wall and tiles in the basement, new laminate flooring on most parts of the main and upper level, 125 amp breaker panel and the absolute best part of the home… LEGAL FRONT PAD PARKING! Very few homes in the area have this!
I’ve included more photos below, but feel free to contact me for a private tour of the home!
If you had asked me 5 years ago if i’d ever sell in Regent Park, my answer would’ve a been a quick two lettered response… fast forward to present day and as the area, buildings and local amenities have grown – so has my response: YES!
As I was prepping my paperwork, I spent some time walking the new hood to get a feel of the area. A huuuge change has definitely come, and not just in the appearance of it’s buildings. There was lot’s of creativity and a upbeat feel in the air. It was like being in a small town, with everyone so friendly… and strangely enough, I noticed a lot of Range Rovers and Benz’s. But it’s the commercial additions that have most greatly changed the vibe. A new FreshCo grocery store, Tim Hortons coffee shop and even an appropriately named Paint Box Bistro all add to the areas new look!
And now for your opportunity to live in the area yourself… Located on the second highest floor of the Daniels built Paintbox condos, my latest listing is a 700 square foot suite. The space inside is very well laid out and set up in a simple box-like form allowing for maximized space. There’s a separate den, perfect for someone looking to do some work from home! Two separate bathrooms, one directly off of the bedroom and a second shared for when guests come over. The kitchen, dining and living area are all combined and have a open concept flow. To the west of the unit you have some of the most expansive and unobstructed views of both the downtown core and lake… oh and, parking and locker are included!
The building is well equipped with amenities on the second and fourth floor! You’ll find a gym, party room and even a theatre. Below there’s ample visitor parking and a front desk reception to greet guests. While waiting, they can hang out it the WiFi lobby lounge or grab a drink at the Bistro! Read the rest of this entry »
Last week I brought a gorgeous 2 bedroom unit to the fall market, this week it’s a modern and sleek one bedroom plus den suite at the Vu Condos!
Located on the top floor of the podium is this spacious 1 bedroom plus den suite. It faces west and overlooks the quiet court yard below. The open concept kitchen comes equipped with stainless steel appliances and a granite topped island.
The first time I walked into the condo, I was blown away by the large amounts of natural sunlight that lit up the room. The entire north wall is made up of various window partitions that reach from floor to ceiling. Located at the Forest Hill Condos, the suite comes in at 917 sq.ft, and is a split bedroom layout meaning the rooms are on either side of the unit.
What I particularly like about this building is that the developer was very generous with kitchen sizes. This unit boasts a kitchen big enough for 2 cooks at the same time. It very much reminds me of something you’d see in the homes near by.
My client selected a gorgeous combination of dark wood cabinetry and bold granite counters. There’s even a breakfast bar for entertaining guests. Stainless steel appliances add to the kitchens rich feel, and a double sink tops it off!
The main living areas are all open concept! The living and dining spaces are combined with the kitchen. In each, 9 foot smooth ceilings make the condo feel even larger than it is.
The overall shape of the floorplan is very rectangular which gives the unit an excellent use of space. There’s even enough room for a dinning space with a view!
There’s only a few days left to win $300 in Ratehub.ca’s Homebuyer Jeopardy! A few weeks back I posted about the contest and how you can win:
From August 6-31, you could win $300 to put towards your house, your car, or that special trip to Hawaii. We need you to use your know-how to answer mortgage questions from our four home buyers
Every week, they’ll post a video of one of their home buyers with their question on their Facebook page. Just go over to the “contest” tab on their page or click here to watch the video and get the question. You’ll find all the answers on their site including rates, calculators, and everything you need to know about mortgages. Submit your answer using the app on our contest page to be entered in our draw.
Watch the video below for my answer to Matthew Slutsky‘s question:
If you have any questions about the home buying process, feel free to leave them in the comment section!
What was once a tiny and dark one bedroom bungalow is now a two level, 3 bedrooms with 3.5 bath dream home. 25 Hanson has been transformed into the perfect family house. The stone veneer facade at the front of the home stands out from the others on the street. A granite driveway and cedar porch complete with security cameras are just a few of the executive upgrades waiting for you.
Inside is a completely open main level. Bamboo floors can be found in all other areas of the main level. In the living/dining room there’s an electric fire place, surrounded with a stone facade and two large columns. A Bay window lets the light shine in. Up top are pot lights with set regions set to dimmers for movie nights.
The kitchen has a unique two toned finish. The lower cabinets and drawers have a wood finish to compliment the floors. The above cabinets have a white finish. Both feature a quite close system meaning you’ll never hear a slammed door again! The Countertops are quartz, with a beautiful sparkle finish to them. A breakfast bar was added to maximize the space. Stainless appliances include a built in dishwasher, stove and microwave (with fan) and double door fridge. The sink is extra deep with an industrial faucet. A built in wine rack completes the kitchen!
A walk-out takes you to your private backyard complete with a newly built fence on each side. A large custom built patio allows for tons of entertaining room. Two flower beds were built using the same stone veneer as at the front of the house to tie the two themes together. The custom built shed with cedar doors and window provide ample storage for all your gardening needs.
In order to keep with the open concept theme, the powder room was placed a short flight down the stairs. The laundry room, electrical panel furnace, central vac equipment and water system are all conveniently placed in the lower level. A separate walk out can be found at the front of the house. Another electric fireplace adds to the warmth of the basement. At the rear a fourth bedroom or office with a private 3 piece bathroom is available.
Take a walk up the oak staircase and you’ll find three well appointed bedrooms. Two sky lights were installed to let the light in from the upper level to the lower. At the peak of the hallway, the ceiling height is approx 12 feet. The shared bathroom at the end of the hallway features a Jacuzzi tub and shower system with jets. Porcelain tiles cover the floors and wall. A mosaic tile accent wall carries from the floor to ceiling!
Each bedroom has wiring for phone, cable, and data and each has its own closet. The master has his and hers closets, a large picture window and a separate skylight. The ensuite bath comes complete with a large two person shower. River rocks accent the floors and ceilings and a therapeutic touch to the experience.
You can view all photos of the home in the gallery below:
For a walkthough of 25 Hanson, check out this video:
Feel free to contact me for your own private tour of 25 Hanson by filling out the form below:
During last weeks “peak and enter” at the newly completed Don River Park… I stopped by the River City development to take a few photos of phase one under construction!
The 7 storey River St. building is well underway and already taking shape.
The two storey townhomes line the base of the building along River St.
Here’s a close up of the King St. building… eventually the two will be connected by a bridge!
Interlocking stone was used in the construction of sidewalks and roads for the area!
Looking for more updates from River City? Waterfront Toronto recently relocated one of its web cameras to capture the construction progress of the development! The web camera, which was previously used to capture the construction of Sherbourne Common north, is now on the rooftop of Edge Loft condominiums at 625 Queen Street East. Still images of the site are taken every 15 minutes and can be viewed on Waterfront Toronto’s construction webcam page and on the River City page.
Images are archived and once the project is complete, a two minute time lapse video is created that showcases the transformation of the project from start to finish.