A Stylish Family-Friendly Townhouse In Desirable Swansea

offered at $999,000

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This upgraded multi-level townhome, nestled in a Triple AAA setting, is a standout offering – and quite possibly ‘the one’ you’ve been searching for!

Welcome to 20 Budgell Terrace, Townhome 4!

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Sitting Pretty In Sought-After Swansea

We believe that living well should always be a top priority when searching for a place to call ‘Home’.  Luckily, this picturesque property in Toronto’s ‘Village of Swansea’ neighbourhood provides some of the very best opportunities for shopping, leisure and recreation!

Lovely Swansea, with its quaint ‘village’ feel and active, welcoming community is arguably one of the most supportive enclaves in the city to put down roots and grow your domestic dreams! With its verdant landscape, human scale, and family-friendly amenities, this central west-end neighbourhood enclave is an exceptional setting for urban life.

Residents will tell you that some of the city’s best parks and green spaces are right here in Swansea – just a stone’s throw away! It’s bordered by expansive High Park to the east, Humber River to the West, and the shores of Lake Ontario to the south! We particularly adore scenic Rennie Park, which is arguably the heart of this tight-knit community – and about 2 minutes from Budgell Terrace! In addition to the restful and restorative qualities exuded by such lush green space, Rennie Park offers a myriad of recreational opportunities – year-round! In the warmer months, one can enjoy picnic areas, a playground, a wading pool, tennis courts, cycling paths, and more. In the winter, there is a looping skating pond and the outdoor ice rink, home to Swansea Hockey Association which happens to be the largest not-for-profit outdoor hockey league in North America. And the tobogganing is truly a speedy, sloping scene to behold!

Right on the edge of Rennie Park is the Swansea Community Centre and Pool, with tons of all-ages programming, specialty camps, swimming lessons, and fitness classes. High Park is a 20-minute stroll away, and the options for outings are endless. Playgrounds, the zoo, picnic areas, off-leash dog park, tennis courts, outdoor pool, wading pool, and splash pad are just a few of the cool amenities you’ll find here.

Running errands is quick and easy, with No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart, Global Pet Foods, Bulk Barn, and the LCBO all close to home. But it’s the small and independent shops that really bring out the flavour in this village.  Get your fresh catch at Snappers and Bloor Meat Market has got your carnivore cravings covered. Grab and go with a deliciously prepared meal at  Bread & Roses, Max’s or the newly established Pop’s Market.  And a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the stroll, The Cheese Boutique, is a local draw and dinner party fare ‘must.’ Your sweet tooth will be satiated by Janchenko’s melt-in-your-mouth pastries, the kid-friendly treats from Bake Sale or get really adventurous with ice cream at iHalo Krunch. Retail therapy (and lots of it) is all within walking distance in Bloor West Village. Fashionistas can pop tags at the much-loved Buck’s Hard Goods, the long-established Trixie’s Boutique, and the beautiful Fig Tree.

Whether grabbing takeout on the go, stepping out for date night, or meeting up with friends, there are loads of choices that you’ll definitely enjoy. Linger on the patio at Baka Gallery or the infamous Queen’s Pasta Cafe. And with CafeTO now in full swing, Bloor West Village is bustling with pop-up patio offerings from BloomGattoBello PizzaFlame Food & DesignKinton Ramen, and Aztec Mine just to name a few! A must-have day-starter or evening-ender is definitely a rich cup of coffee from Coffee Tree Roastery. Your preferred pub may quickly become the Dark Horse – just up the street from Budgell Terrace! We love to make plans for brunch at nearby Ma Maison or the much loved Sunshine Village Grill.

Having quality schools in the neighbourhood is one of the most coveted amenities – and even better if they are within walking distance. Reputable Swansea PS & JS which is for kids in JK-Gr 8, is under a 5-minute walk away. It’s a unique place to receive an education, with a historic building and nearby pond and forest that support hands-on outdoor experiential learning. Slightly further away, but still walkable are Humberside Collegiate, Western Tech, and Ursula Franklin Academy for high school.

If you’re someone who loves to get out on a weekend afternoon and explore the city, you know that access to transit is essential; it can, quite literally, alter the shape of your day. Plus, as any Toronto commuter knows, the fewer minutes spent walking to a transit stop equals more minutes spent in bed to linger in the morning, with or without your loved ones! Navigating through the surrounding ‘hoods – and all corners of the city – is a breeze on public transit! Subway and bus stops are a hop, skip, and a jump away, connecting you to the major arteries, like Bloor Street West. In fact, the 77 Swansea bus stops steps away right at Budgell Terrace & Windermere, and will whisk you up to  Runnymede Station lickety-split! If you enjoy the exercise, it’s just a 15 minute (scenic!) stroll to Jane Station! Let’s go!

 

A Wellspring Of Well-Being Perched On A Wooded Ravine

Located south of Morningside Avenue just east of Windermere Avenue, the 20 Budgell Terrace Townhouses are a collection of 15 units contained in two blocks that were completed in 1978. Perched at the top of an escarpment and located at the end of a cul-de-sac, this collection of townhomes was constructed following the natural topography. The first and smaller block of 5 units sits closest to the streetscape, where two visitor surface parking spaces are located. These townhomes, where Unit 4 is located, share a large common courtyard which, should you have children, has long been the preferred destination of choice for kids as a safe zone for play. The driveway slopes to more underground visitor parking and the private garages of the first block, and meanders to the second block of 10 units with their private garages. I particularly love the quintessentially 70s townhouse typology with its angular roof planes and fun fenestration placement. And I tip my hat to the architects who took advantage of the site by building the townhomes onto the escarpment so that each floor is flooded in natural light.

In this respect, while the moniker is tossed around a great deal in city real estate, this townhome truly is an urban oasis! (Just look at the forested ravine vistas at the rear!) While from the street this dwelling appears to be two floors, because it’s perched on a ravine it actually boasts four levels of living! It offers 2100+ square feet of functionally designed space, a secure private garage, plus a patio garden off the family room and a terrace off the entertainment level – all of which overlook an idyllic woodland ravine! For those seeking a quiet respite from the ravages of everyday living, this west-facing residence offers a bucolic setting unusual for a central city address!

The main level unfolds from the front foyer with a closet and powder room into a bright open concept entertainment space that is intersected by a stylish 70s floating staircase that divides this floor into purposeful ‘zones for living’. Around the corner at the front of the unit is the renovated kitchen featuring granite countertops, dark custom cabinetry, a ceramic tile floor, and all the essential appliances and prep space that make family meals a breeze! In the centre of the space plan is the dining area, which is spacious, gracious, and well-proportioned, fitted with dark wood plank flooring that continues into the lounge, keeping the space visually cohesive and unified. The lounge boasts a near perfect square of efficient living space well-suited to a variety of furnishing arrangements, with a corner wood-burning fireplace (how romantic!) and a massive sliding glass door that floods the space in sunlight and connects to a spacious terrace with verdant views the lush ravine beyond. The sightlines are gorgeous and the birdsong is magical. Consider this your own Garden of Eden!

Up the floating staircase, the top level is home to two spacious bedrooms. This primary bedroom has a generous closet, a romantic Juliette balcony overlooking the wooded ravine to the west, and a renovated 2-piece semi-ensuite that connects to the oversized spa family washroom with deep soaking tub, oversized shower and a massive skylight! Down the hall is a generous second bedroom with California shutters that was most recently used as a Work From Home office. The double closet can easily be restored.

One level below the entertainment level is a generous third bedroom and an upgraded 3-piece washroom. It’s the perfect place for a moody teen, should you have one, or alternatively a great guest bedroom. You’ll also find direct access to your private secure garage, which connects to the underground visitor parking spaces. (Take that Toronto winters!)

One level down is even more living space!! Along with a massive utility room that contains laundry facilities with plenty of space for storage, there is a generous finished flex space that features wood floors and a broad sliding door that walks out to a private patio garden. What function would it serve you? Family room? Office? A fourth bedroom? The choice is yours!

Offering oodles of space, secure parking, and reasonable common fees of $620/month (inclusive of water, building insurance & common elements), this low-maintenance townhouse nestled in a private parklike setting is a wellspring of well-being!

Available for immediate occupancy, if you have any questions or you’d like to arrange a private viewing, please contact Cynthia Rose – cynthia@urbaneer.com!

 

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