An Urbane Condo Alternative Near Coxwell And Gerrardoffered at $599,000
We love crisp winter days where the sky is ice blue and the sun sparkles on the snow. But when you have to navigate the deep freeze of winter on a daily basis, choosing the right location becomes increasingly important. After all, who wants to shiver their butt off just to dash to the store to get a litre of milk?
Any house hunter navigating our changing seasons knows that life inevitably extends far beyond the walls of your home and into the community that it surrounds. But how far do you want to trek? The savvy Buyer knows that choosing the right urban dwell will improve your quality of life, providing you pay as much attention on where it is, as what it is.
Fortunately, this semi-detached urbane dwelling is a great package in a stellar location, making it a terrific opportunity for those who recognize the merits of a well-situated house.
Welcome to 288 Rhodes Avenue.
Located just north of Gerrard Street East near Coxwell Avenue, this chic two-storey 1-bedroom 1.5-bath lofty condo alternative is nestled conveniently between Leslieville to the south and The Danforth to the north. Situated steps from the vibrant Little India neighbourhood, this hot pocket of Toronto housing are – for the moment – affordable. But for how long? As prices skyrocket in the city centre, this value-added property will certainly follow suit.
Super convenient with a walk score of 93, I love how accessible this neighbourhood is. It’s just a short walk or bike ride to Monarch Park where you can relax and contemplate, throw the ball around with your pooch in its off-leash area, and even enjoy outdoor movie nights in the warmer months. At Gerrard, the 506 Carlton streetcar will whisk you west into town, or the North 22 Coxwell bus will pop you up to the Coxwell Subway Station on the Bloor line. For those who have to hit the road and commute by car, driving south on Coxwell to Lake Shore Boulevard offers easy access to the Don Valley Parkway and the Gardiner Expressway.
This place is steps from Gerrard India Bazaar, North America’s largest South Asian ethnic market. Browse textile shops full of colourful silks to make the perfect sari, or buy vibrant ready-to-wear clothing at import clothing shops. Find bargains on exotic home furnishings, jewelery and art from the south Asia. There’s plenty to keep you busy and that’s before you even get to the Bazaar’s main attraction – the food. You’ll find a mishmash of eateries featuring delicacies from North and South India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Bangladesh. Savour fresh tandoori chicken or rich masala dosai at an authentic “chat house”. And as many traditional meals contain no meat, vegetarians will feel more than satisfied with the range of delicious options.
This neighbourhood is dotted with numerous family-run businesses. The Pantry is one of them. This local cheese shop with a focus on artisanal Canadian cheeses and local accompaniments is just the place to visit on your weekend stroll through the neighbourhood and pick up a few goodies to enjoy with a great bottle of wine. How amazing is that?
This newly renovated residence features modern clean lines and cool contemporary finishes including exposed brick walls, warm wood floors and a heated entry! The enclosed porch, which features a grey-painted brick wall, is the perfect place for outdoor items, bikes and muddy shoes, with enough room to keep it all organized and clutter-free. I love the recently refinished hardwood floors in the open concept Entertainment Zone where there’s a visual cohesiveness throughout the main level. The kitchen has a casual-chic vibe with exposed brick walls and upgraded appliances (including a wine fridge!) which compliment the dark grey cabinetry. There’s also a sun-drenched diner-style eating nook next to the west-facing deck overlooking the generous yard. It’s unquestionably an ultimate entertainment pad.
On the second level, a romantic loft-style master retreat with separate dressing area, gorgeous stylish bath and storage serves as the perfect sanctuary. With this upper level dedicated as a private space for domestic bliss, the finished lower level – with its media room, two-piece and laundry room – serves as awesome additional living space that is both utilitarian and functional.
Turn key and ready for immediate occupancy, recent upgrades include insulation, windows, electrical, plumbing, and roofing. Inside, cosmetic improvements including new interior doors and flooring ensure all you have to do is unpack!
Situated on a 12.5 x 110 foot city lot, this unique urban home is a great starter or down-scaling space. For those who want their Toronto real estate to be bijou with a dash of panache, this is an ideal contender.
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