A made-to-order makeover in Riverdale
Renovated detached house boasts lots of space, six bathrooms, four bedrooms
North Riverdale Location: 103 Arundel Ave., Danforth Ave. and Logan Ave. Asking price: $2,890,000 Size: about 2,608 square feet, plus about 868 square feet of finished basement Lot: 25-by-140 feet, two-car detached garage, lane drive Taxes: $5,510 (for 2016) Bedrooms: 4 plus 1 Bathrooms: 6
Traditional on the outside yet contemporary on the inside, this impressive, 2-1/2-storey home in a prime Toronto neighbourhood has been custom renovated throughout.
“The interior feels grand and modern, while still very comfortable, and the kitchen is perfect for cooking while entertaining,” says homeowner Chris Van Lierop. “The home was previously a rooming house and had been lined with wainscotting made from red pleather and bronze tacks.”
The house is on a tree-lined street, “making us feel like we are miles away from the city, when in reality our house is only a five-minute walk to the subway,” says Van Lierop.
“Danforth Ave. is a short walk away, where there are fresh fruit markets, the Big Carrot health-food store and many other shops nearby. We are close to Jackman Avenue Junior Public School — highly sought-after as one of the top schools in the city.”
Listing agent Fatima Bregman says the house “has everything an urban family would want.”
As well as a basement in-law suite, features of note include a third-floor private terrace, custom kitchen cabinetry from Quebec, a wall-to-wall kitchen pantry, Jonathan Adler lighting, as well as in-ceiling speakers throughout. “With many large windows and skylights, and an open-concept main-floor layout, the rooms are flooded with natural light. The backyard is oversized, fully fenced and nestled under a canopy of trees,” adds Bregman.
This sophisticated abode has plenty of curb appeal with a brick exterior, cedar shingles and a mature tree gracing the front yard.
The glass front door opens into the foyer, which has pot lights and a hardwood floor.
Features of the living room are pot lights, a hardwood floor and a gas fireplace flush with the wall, with built-in bookshelves on both sides. This room also has full-wall wainscotting and a large picture window.
Adjoining the living room is the spacious dining room, fitted with a large modern chandelier, full-wall wainscotting, wall sconces, pot lights, a window with a plant shelf below and a hardwood floor.
The generous-sized chef’s kitchen contains a large island/breakfast bar with four stools and a double sink. Other kitchen highlights are quartz counters, a hardwood floor, modern pendant lights, pot lights, a ceramictile backsplash, a picture window, lots of sleek cabinetry, including a pantry wall and high-end stainlesssteel appliances.
The family room addition is open to the kitchen and contains pot lights, two skylights, a hardwood floor, a garden-door walkout, a wall of floorto-ceiling windows, a large built-in open coat area with cubby holes and a powder room.
Floating stairs from the living room with a glass wall barrier lead to the second level.
The bedroom overlooking the front yard features pot lights, a walk-in closet, hardwood floor, a protruding bay window with a built-in sitting bench below, and a shared five-piece bathroom, which can also be entered from the middle room.
The middle room has a walk-in closet which leads to the five-piece bathroom, pot lights, a coffered ceiling, a hardwood floor and a picture window.
Overlooking the backyard, this bedroom is fitted with a double closet, a nook for a chair and desk, a large picture window, a hardwood floor and its own four-piece ensuite.
On the third floor is the master bedroom retreat, with pot lights, a skylight, hardwood floor, gas fireplace, two large walk-in closets and a fivepiece ensuite with a standalone soaker tub and a glass-enclosed shower stall.
There is also a garden-door walkout to a large private terrace with a cedar deck and cedar walls.
The finished lower level features high ceilings throughout. There is a recreation room with pot lights, a broadloom floor, a two-piece bathroom and a garden-door walk-up to the backyard.
On this lower level there is also a bedroom with pot lights, a broadloom floor, a closet and a four-piece ensuite.
The fully fenced backyard has manicured gardens and green space, a stamped concrete patio with a stamped concrete walkway that leads to the newly built two-car detached garage and garden/storage shed.
To view this property, contact listing agent Fatima Bregman, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage, 416-219-6956; athomeinriverdale.com Although we try to provide the most up-to-date information available, we cannot guarantee features as listed. Please contact the realtor for latest details. To make a submission to House of the Week, email sol[email protected]
This Riverdale home has plenty of curb appeal with a red-brick exterior and a mature tree gracing the front yard.
On bedroom offers big windows, pot lights and a hardwood floors.
The master bedroom ensuite includes a standalone soaker tub.
The living room features a picture window and hardwood floor.