A Stately Manse In Bloor West Villageoffered at $1,099,000
Homes of course, are far more than a place to live or an investment. They are an expression of the owners, of time and of the evolution of the generations. It’s rare when you see a home that endures the generations with a quiet grace, which lends to well to its charm in the present day.
Welcome to 76 Riverview Gardens!
As we’ve alluded to, the quality of a house is comprised of more than its physical nature. Where a home is situated creates the context for the lives lived there. This stately brick 3-bedroom home boasts an amenity-rich location on a serene, tree-lined street in vibrant Bloor West Village, just north off of Bloor St.. The area is about access and amenities, everything you need to make your busy life easier.
Bloor West Village has a long and storied history as a neighbourhood with roots, holding the record for the longest and most successful Business Improvement Area in the country, dating back for decades. The end result is a neighbourhood, dotted with a wide variety of quality eateries, shops and other lifestyle-enhancing amenities, right at residents ‘doorsteps. The longstanding history of this community translates into a real sense of community that is communicated by its welcoming vibe.
Nearby in Bloor West Village grocers, markets, restaurants, bars, the LCBO and coffee shops are easily accessible, in case you need to dash out and run a quick errand, or if you are seeking an evening out. As for 76 Riverview Gardens, there are a number of amenities of interest nearby, stretching for blocks on Bloor St. W. Long-time neighbour, café Coffee Tree Roastery (roasting for 30 years now) is Toronto’s first on-site roastery and is less than a 10-minute stroll from your front door. Also a quick walk away on nearby Bloor St W. Good Fork Bistro, serving breakfast and lunch and Bryden’s Pub, where you can enjoy craft beer. While you are out and about, you can also take in a film at Humber Cinemas, all within walking distance. Libraries and parks are close by as well, offering solutions to the dreaded “Mom/Dad I’m bored!” The Humber River is close by, with parkland and trails along its banks; for families looking to burn off energy, Lessard Park and Playground are just over a 5-minute walk away. Expansive High Park, with all of its outdoor offerings is less than a 10-minute drive away, so options are aplenty. Handy to public transit as well (the Jane Subway is only an 8 minute walk away), this well-located home is ideal for busy families who like the quiet and greenery of suburbia, with the acces to the amenities of an urban centre!
Several reputable schools are nearby, Humbercrest Public School (JK-8) is located in the Jane Dundas/Annette are, which, along with Runnymede CI (9-12) on Jane near Dundas Street W, offers dual track education with the option of French Immersion right through. Also in Bloor West Village, is Ursula Franklin Academy (UFA), a small, publically funded secondary school that focuses on Liberal Arts programs in preparation for post-secondary education.
This gracious home sits pleasantly on a corner lot, with lots of space to enjoy. The current owners have been there for 50 years, so there has been great love and care taken of this home over the decades, and boasts a number of original design features, carried through this home’s history like leaded windows, fireplace, extensive woodwork. This home has seen recent updates with the mechanics, roof and HVAC system and has a private drive with 2 car parking.
The first thing that you notice when you cross the threshold of this welcoming home is the gleaming hardwood floors and the detail in the original woodwork. Abundant light floods the home from every angle. On the main floor, the living room is sunny and bright, and features an original fireplace. The kitchen is spacious and offers the household chef lots of room to create in. The dining room is sizeable and has original wood paneling; it is an excellent space for entertaining. The family room features smart built-in shelving to help you maximize the use of the space. The private, treed backyard has a large deck and thoughtfully laid out outdoor space- the perfect perch for your morning coffee or for enjoying family BBQs in the summertime.
Upstairs, 3 large bedrooms await, along with a full bathroom. The lower level has laundry, ample storage and another full bath. This great space invites your personal touch, should you choose to fully finish it and increase your living space.
When you think about your ‘home-to-be’, what does it look like? Is it a detached dwelling tucked into an enclave of tree-lined avenues that exudes a quiet elegance? Does it offer privacy, but connectedness to community at the same time? Do you picture walking out your front door and being able to stroll to any number of neighbourhood amenities at your leisure?
Does this sound like ‘Home’ to you?
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