HOME OF THE WEEK
Fully renovated, this house offers estate-style luxuries in famous neighbourhood
A historic home in Toronto’s Beach neighbourhood is listed for just under $3 million. With 5+1 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a finished basement, the 2,500-sq.-ft. detached house has a private drive with detached garage and an in-ground backyard pool. The home has been renovated while maintaining its 1920s-era architectural style, and is also awalk away from shops and restaurants on Queen St. E., as well as Woodbine Beach.
Location: 147 Maclean Ave., Queen St. E. and Beech Ave. Asking price: $2,995,000 Size: about 1,680 sq. ft., plus about 822 sq. ft. finished basement Lot: 37-by-118 feet, single-car detached garage, private drive, inground pool Taxes: $8,448 (2016) Bedrooms: 5 plus 1 Bathrooms: 4 Nestled in the heart of Toronto’s trendy Beach community, this artsand-crafts-style residence has been fully renovated, including a finished basement and a third-floor with two bedrooms and a balcony.
“We bought the home in 2005 at an estate sale. Since then, it has been renovated while, at the same time, maintaining and sometimes recreating the history of its arts-and-crafts (circa 1920) origin,” homeowner Grant Tisdall says. “For instance, we added the wood surround and mirror to the living room fireplace, along with the built-in Mission-style kitchen cabinetry and certain external design elements.
“My wife and I would often go for long walks along the boardwalk, take our children to the many area parks and have weekend family breakfasts out at one of the local restaurants along Queen St. Our fondest memories include skating at the neighbourhood’s two outdoor rinks, impromptu get-togethers with neighbouring friends and a night out at the nearby Fox Theatre,” Tisdall adds.
The home is just steps from a school and a few minutes’ walk to the many shops and restaurants along Queen St. E.
Woodbine Beach, the boardwalk and Lake Ontario are all just a 10minute walk away. It also has easy access to Lake Shore Blvd. E.
“This fully renovated and restored house embodies the typical home in the area, including a great front porch, a third-floor treetop balcony and a secluded backyard,” listing agent Simon Milberry says.
“This home’s renovation was a real restoration effort. Original wood trim and features were carefully removed, repaired and put back into place, and new wood was added to match and improve upon the original elements. Then modern comforts were added such as heated floors in the custom kitchen and bathrooms and built-in speakers,” Milberry adds.
The brick and stucco home has stone steps leading to the covered front porch front yard garden beds include several mature trees and a driveway leads to a detached garage. A solid wood door opens to the foyer which has a patterned hardwood floor, two double closets, a built-in bench, a powder room and a grand oak staircase.
Off the foyer is the spacious living room with wood beams on the ceil- ing, pot lights, a hardwood floor, pocket doors, a bay window, large pendant light and wood-burning brick fireplace with a floor-to-ceiling wood surround.
The dining room features wood beams on the ceiling, a hardwood floor, a chandelier-type light and built-in floor-to-ceiling wood cabinetry.
The dining room opens to a sun room that has a stone tile floor and windows on three walls.
Highlights of the custom kitchen include a heated marble tile floor, granite counters, a breakfast bar, Mission-style cabinetry, pot lights, a pantry, pendant lights, stainless steel appliances, subway tile backsplash and a double sink.
The kitchen overlooks a den with a marble tile heated floor, a built-in desk with built-in shelves above, pot lights and a garden door walkout to the back.
A large stained glass window on the landing between the main and the second floors illuminates the stairway.
The spacious master bedroom is on the second floor and has a hardwood floor, a ceiling fan, space for an open sitting room, pot lights, a large window across one wall, two large closets, a French door walkout to a private balcony and a five-piece ensuite with twin vanity sinks.
There are two more bedrooms on this floor.
On the third floor there are two bedrooms: one has a hardwood floor, a vaulted ceiling and a walk-in closet, the other has a hardwood floor, a large double closet, a vaulted ceiling, a ceiling fan and a French door walkout to a balcony overlooking the backyard. The third floor also has a storage room and a crawl space.
The basement has a recreation room with a wood floor, a fireplace and a built-in entertainment unit with shelves. As well, the basement has an exercise room with a walk-in closet and a wood floor, a three-piece bathroom, a wine room with a builtin wine rack, a laundry room and another storage room.
The fenced backyard features an in-ground pool with a stone surround patio, a wooden deck, a flagstone deck, an outdoor barbecue kitchen and garden beds.
To have a look at this property, contact listing agent Simon Milberry, RE/MAX Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage, 416-699-9292 or 416-5089513; SimonMilberry.com.
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