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.

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