A Classic East York Bungalow On The Danforth

offered at $499,900

While homeowner happiness is contingent very much on what happens when comfortably at home, there is a large component that draws from what you do when you outside of those walls. This, of course, is increased by convenience – in terms of living-supportive amenities like great schools, outdoor leisure opportunities, shopping and restaurants. Choice gives freedom – which abounds from a great location.

Like this classic East York bungalow, which is a great starter in a central location and family friendly neighbourhood.

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Welcome to 321 Cosburn Avenue.

Located just north of Danforth Avenue near Greenwood, this central east location is all about convenience and family life. Need to get somewhere lickety-split? This property is on the 87 Cosburn bus route, which operates between the Broadview and Main Street Subway Stations. Accessible service is provided on the route and bike racks are available. There’s also the 31 Greenwood bus, which whisks you north to the house from the Greenwood Subway Station. And for those who commute by car, this dynamite location offers easy access to the Don Valley Parkway by way of Don Mills Road. How amazing is that?

This is a true neighbourhood that embraces family life. Retail shopping has a flavourful appearance, with well-known storefronts interspersed with family-run businesses. The retail landscape is reflective of the fusion in this neighbourhood of tradition with present day convenience, all with the sense of family cohesion. Just two blocks east are 2 variety stores, Karlovo’s Butcher and Deli, Corrado Pizza, Sophie’s Grill, The Up Town Wine Bar, along with a hair salon and a pre-school learning centre.

There are also parks a-plenty within walking distance from this sweet home. A quick stroll from this home is Dieppe Park, a year-round draw for the young and old alike. The park expands over three hectares, and boasts an artificial ice rink in the winter (smooth skating surface, excellent for those learning to skate!). Families will especially appreciate the picnicking opportunities, the playground and the splash pad that runs in the summer months. It’s one of those spots that commands that you stop and smell the proverbial roses while your family partakes in simple pleasures. There are also walking/jogging trails and sports facilities, like baseball diamonds and soccer pitches.

A little further up the street is Cosburn Park, also a beacon of green space. Those who prefer their leisure activities to be a little more organized will appreciate the Cosburn Park Lawn Bowling Club and the East York Tennis Club, located at this park. Rainy day keep you away from the park? Families will appreciate the proximity of The S. Walter Stewart Library.

Schools abound, with representation from all boards and levels of education. Reputable schools in the area include Cosburn Middle School, Holy Cross Catholic School, Diefenbaker Elementary School, East York Alternative Secondary School,  East York CI and Danforth C & TI.

Care for an evening out, within close proximity to home? There are a variety of restaurants, cafes and bars nearby. Crave pasta? Family run Paul’s Spaghetti House is a quick jaunt up the street, complete with patio seating, a draw during the summer months. Little Coxwell Restaurant offers authentic Vietnamese and Thai cuisine. Roadhouse your style?  Remarks Bar and Grill offers family dining, nightly specials and Sunday Brunch.

Nestled on 35 x 91.58 foot lot with private drive and garage, this classic 1930’s East York bungalow has been lovingly maintained by the same owner since 1993. This residence is reflective of the housing stock seen widely in the area, which is a mix of one and two storey brick detached and semi-detached dwellings constructed mostly between 1910 and the 1940s. Of course, this premium neighbourhood is experiencing a wave of new changes, including a number of new builds, renovations and top-ups. Certainly this sweetheart of a home is either the ideal starter property for a first time buyer or, for the renovator/builder, a brilliant opportunity to expand for a profit.

Featuring an open concept entertainment area, the well-proportioned space boasts a charming bay window with leaded glass windows and an efficient kitchen. Already converted into open plan living, upgrading the kitchen with more contemporary fittings and appliances is an easy-fix, though for the budget-conscious this space as-is is easily-serviceable. In fact, that’s what’s so wonderful about this property. Unlike most homes in this price point which require a sledge hammer and significant sums of money, this property is a great opportunity to upgrade according to your budget over time.

We especially love the walk-out to the over-sized deck that connects to the pretty landscaped south-facing garden. We also like, in this day and age of bigger is better, how the main level has two bedrooms (one is currently used as a dining room) and a recent upgraded 3-piece washroom, which is just-enough-space for those who appreciate or require one-level living.

On the lower level, the finished open concept basement has a media room, ample storage, and a second three-piece washroom. For those who desire an income supplement, a few modifications could create living space for tenants, or extended family. How amazing is that?

Well-maintained and well-loved, this property is a terrific opportunity for those looking for a charming bijou residence, or the design/build entrepreneur with a vision.

Priced for an immediate sale, this darling East York opportunity is receiving offers by email on July 8th.

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