Rustic Modern Just Steps To High Park

offered at $1,129,000

Something sublime emerges when you pair understated elegance with location and surroundings that that enhance the overall sophistication of your quality of life. Your life and your experience should be reflected not only in the walls that encircle you – but in the laneways and streetscapes that wind around your home, connecting it to the community.

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We know it’s not always easy finding a residence that speaks to you – which also happens to be in a neighbourhood you covet – but this exceptional property is a rare opportunity. Nestled in a lovely setting under a canopy of mature trees, this renovated detached home between the hip Junction neighourhood and historic High Park, allows you to enjoy the best of both of these dynamic beloved neighbourhoods.

Located a short walk from Keele Subway Station and coveted access to public transit, there are numerous other amenities nearby.  A mecca of green space and outdoor possibility is close at High Park, with its gardens, walking trails, playgrounds and tobogganing. It’s kind of like physical fitness and total leisure can be your afternoon date. Looking for a wander and a bite? We love The Grenadier Cafe in High Park, but there are also numerous eclectic eateries and shops lining the streets nearby, infused with character storefronts dotting the streets. At the foot of the house on Bloor Street West check out Whelans, Lunch Box or Cabin Fever for a bite!

Choice continues to be an underlying theme with this home’s location, given that it is sandwiched between a few different neighbourhoods, giving the lucky homeowner the combination of options with proximity, depending on whim or need.

This home is just south of the Junction, an area in evolution and revolution, where residents can enjoy funky eateries, galleries and boutique-style shops celebrating creativity in décor and retail. These days restaurants like Vesuvio are filled with local residents, serving up what many claim is the best pizza in the city, while eateries like Cool Hand of a Girl serve up wholesome, organic dishes perfect for the days when you just don’t have the time to make it yourself. On the weekend, stop in at the Sweet Potato to stock up on organic goods for the week, or visit the Farmer’s Market for locally grown produce in High Park. The neighbourhood is also turning into something of a furniture and design destination with great shops like Mjolk, Smash and Post + Beam. You don’t have to go far for great design, whether your taste is contemporary, traditional or urban chic.

Area schools matter intrinsically to maintenance and growth of property value, whether you need them for your own use or not, and this home is nestled between a number of schools. The elementary school (Indian Road Crescent Junior) shares space with the Holland Bloorview Crescent Nursery, which is an integrated pre-school. Plus there’s the Annette Street Junior and Senior Public School, Humber Collegiate Secondary school as well as Western Tech as the vocational and tech school. All boards are represented.

This west Toronto neighbourhood has managed to retain its small town charm, given it’s just far enough from the downtown core to feel like a village. But it also has all the characteristics of a prime Toronto location, thanks to easy access to public transit. Take the five minute bus ride down Keele Street to Keele Station and Bloor West Village, or a ten minute bus ride across Dundas West to Roncesvalles Village. Either way, if you’re seeking a place that marries panache with cool, this brilliant space is ideal for the live/work entrepreneur or young family.

Built in 1905 and extensively renovated in the last five years, this home’s historic exterior blends seamlessly with the contemporary flair of a bright open interior. Formerly five bedrooms, this comfortable manse has been thoughtfully transformed into a spacious three-bedroom home with plenty of space to breathe!

On the main level, the open concept entertainment zone with discreet powder room has been thoughtfully executed. Boasting exposed brick, warm wood floors, a fireplace and recessed LED lighting, this rustic modern fusion is warm and inviting. I love the chef’s kitchen featuring ample storage, stone counters and stainless steel appliances including a dreamy 5 burner gas stove. And don’t miss the double glass doors which walk out to a deck overlooking a lush landscaped multi-tiered garden.

On the upper level, the former five bedrooms have been reconfigured into three, with a master sanctuary retreat (fireplace + bay window!) having a walk-through closet to an oversize semi-ensuite. I adore how well-proportioned these private zones for domestic bliss are, including the attic aerie with its powder room and star-kissed roof terrace. The lower level is also finished with a media room, laundry space, utility zone and storage room. And, with its one car detached garage and second outdoor space, each accessed from the laneway, this hits all the marks for those seeking the best of the best. How fantastic is that?

If you don’t know this pocket community very well, here’s our Neighbourhood Page on The Junction, including our flavour video, the city census data on the area, plus several past blogs on area amenities! And consider checking out our other Neighbourhood Pages!

Are you ready to immerse yourself in the elegant lifestyle you’ve always dreamed of adopting?

Contact Steve to learn more about this exceptional opportunity on Indian Road!