An Elegant Tudor On Belsize At Bayview In Family-Friendly Davisville Village

offered at $1,889,000

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Domestic bliss is the perfect pairing of elegant living quarters with a convenient coveted neighbourhood setting that enhances your quality of life. Your personal urban experience should be reflected not only in the walls that encircle you but in the urban fabric of a cherished community whose threads have been woven for over a century.

If you’re seeking a residence with character and charm in a desirable school district, this executive family home is worth your consideration.

Welcome to 415 Belsize Drive!

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Welcome To Davisville Village!

It’s one thing to seek a stylishly comfortable home to spend your days and nights, but living your best life also means having convenient everyday amenities close at hand.

415 Belsize Drive is situated in the highly-coveted enclave of Davisville Village, which – being in the centre of the city – boasts a WalkScore of 97 out of 100! Located 4 blocks south of Eglinton East (and the new Leaside LRT stop) and 10 houses west of Bayview Avenue, this quality renovated detached residence is literally steps to South Bayview’s urban village high street where completing all your necessary errands is a breeze! A leisurely stroll or roll will take you from your front door to beloved Badali’s Fruit Market, bespoke Cumbrae’s butcher,  Loblaw’s Valu-Mart grocer, a Shopper’s Drug Mart for your sundry needs, plus an LCBO when you’re looking to pair a great Cabernet with dinner. And that’s just for the basics! There’s much more to love on the 5 blocks comprising the Bayview Leaside BIA with approximately 140 independently owned specialty retail, personal service and restaurant/cafe operations!

 

If you love to be out and about in the morning, stop by Lit Espresso Bar or Starbucks (which you can see from the driveway of 415 Belsize!) for a cup of java – or Drink Juice Co if you’d prefer to rejuvenate rather than caffeinate! Feeling peckish and cereal just won’t cut it? Try Tiarré’s Brunch N Cakes, Eggstatic, or The Bagel House just minutes up the street! For foodies, there’s classic Italian like Buono Ristorante right on Bayview Avenue, Piano Piano near Manor Road and Mount Pleasant, or Indian Street Food Co. which received a MICHELIN Bib Gourmand last September. Love traditional fare like burgers and a pint? Check out the neighbourhood pub, McSorley’s Saloon & Grill, or treat the family to a night at Grillies. And to top off a terrific meal, stroll to Hollywood Gelato!

If you’re an ‘early morning workout’-type, you know there’s nothing worse than rolling out of bed and then needing to drive to the gym. Luckily, right near Belsize Drive are three great workout venues: Goodlife Fitness, CoachWithin and CircuitFit.  If you’re more advanced and looking for a challenge, try 9Round – specializing in kickboxing – or the Thompson Jiu Jitsu Academy! Prefer classes over weights? There’s F45 Training Leaside, Circle Pilates, and Studio Rio Integrated Pilates – all within a two-minute walk! There’s even gymnastics for the kids at Children’s Fitness Centre, just a 3-minute drive away in Leaside!

 

 

No prime location would be complete without easy access to green space, and this property is near Trace Manes Park & Community Centre with a playing field, 6 tennis courts, a playground, a seasonal splash pad, a drinking fountain, and a picnic shelter. The community centre provides local programming for families and seniors including preschool, arts, dance, martial arts, and fitness programs. Tennis activities are community-operated by the Leaside Tennis Club. Plus, we’re big fans of the Toronto Public Library system, and the Leaside Branch is located right next door to the park!

To the west is June Rowlands Park, with lots of room to run and play, as well as a playground, ball diamond, tennis courts, gazebo, picnic area, washrooms, and a splash pad. And to the north, beside Leaside Public School is the expansive Howard Talbot Park which spreads out over 4.9 hectares of green space. There are several lit tennis courts, baseball diamonds, a multipurpose sports field and track, bowling greens, a children’s playground and a splash pad. And don’t forget that access to the Toronto Belt Line Trail – very popular among walkers and cyclists – is to the south-west at Mt Pleasant and Merton.

Completing the trifecta of ‘Location Location Location’ is public transportation. You can catch the 74 Mount Pleasant bus or the 11 Bayview Avenue bus to whisk you south towards the core or north to Eglinton Avenue and beyond. There’s also a stop for the 28 Davisville bus just one block south. Plus, at Eglinton and Bayview – just a 10-minute walk away – is the new Eglinton LRT Leaside Station! The moral of this story? When you live at 415 Belsize Drive, there are plenty of transit options in every direction- just pick your destination north, south, east or west and GO!

Finally, it’s noteworthy how extremely family-friendly this neighbourhood is, with a supportive, connected community. While there are premium shops, restaurants, and entertainment aplenty, there are also many great schools, which are of incredible value (both literally in terms of preserving and increasing your asset value and in terms of simplifying life for parents). For the preschool crowd, Maurice Cody Childcare is a hop-skip-and-jump away, beside the highly renowned Maurice Cody Jr Public School (for JK through Grade 5) which is also home to the Maurice Cody Community Centre with sports and Summer Day Camps. The middle school for this catchment is Hodgson Middle School, serving Grades 6, 7 and 8. Finally, Northern Secondary High School is about a 25-minute walk from Belsize Drive.

 

 

A Stately Brick, Beam & Stucco Beauty On Belsize Drive

Life goes from good to great when you have choice and convenience at your doorstep. Excellent amenities, spread throughout a nurturing neighbourhood, can shape daily life into something incredible – and even elevate your lifestyle! Living at 415 Belsize means having an address right in the middle of where you want to be.

Surrounded by mature trees and manicured gardens, this family home boasts an enchanting curb appeal; We’re charmed by the extra wide, gracious steps that sweep you up to the front porch and into the bright and welcoming foyer. As you cross the threshold, your first impression is one of space and light. This welcoming room is an elegantly styled drop zone, serving as a place to take off your boots on a rainy day or to greet your guests. We love it when scale and proportion come together to create something unexpected! Who says Toronto foyers are tight, cramped, and lacking utility? Not in this house!

To those who believe you only get one chance to make a good first impression, this home seals the deal right from the get-go! We adore a hall that offers unobstructed sight lines from front to back – and into the garden beyond. It’s a real ‘moment’ which lets guests admire the gorgeous wood plank floors, custom moldings, and soft recessed lighting. Attention to detail is so important in making domestic spaces feel like home, and we love the Edwardian touches like the decorative leaded glass window in the hall. They set the stage for the character and charm you’ll find throughout this Home Sweet House!

To the right, the generous formal living room is awash in warm natural light that streams thru the large front window. This space is infused with elegance, from the marble fireplace surround to the detailed moldings and wallchieres. It’s easy to imagine hosting family gatherings or cocktails with friends around the gas fire in this space. Whether you enjoy entertaining or not, you’ll appreciate the open sightlines between the living and dining rooms, thanks to an oversized archway. The more connected your spaces feel, the more connected your family will feel.

Like the living room, the dining space strikes a great balance of elegance and comfort. The deep, saturated wall colour is balanced by the white trim and the whimsy of the visually arresting mural. Perfection! You’ll adore the verdant view of the beautiful backyard; the large glass doors flood the space with natural light and offer a superb vantage point to peak-a-view when your laughing, barking brood are playing! The walk-out to the south-facing sun-drenched deck makes dining al fresco a breeze. We anticipate many great memories will be made lounging in the sun or under the stars in this enchanting outdoor gathering space.

The adjacent kitchen – connected to the dining room – is light, bright, and recently refreshed. Any level of chef would enjoy culinary creation in this space, which boasts quality stainless steel appliances, dark stone countertops, and shaker cabinetry which was repainted in 2023 and comes with a 15-year warranty. The space plan allows the resident chef to move efficiently when preparing family meals while the attached breakfast room with serene garden views is a great spot for the kids to complete their homework.

Leading to the upper level, the painted staircase with handsome banister leads to three generous bedrooms and the family bath. The calming primary sleeping sanctuary is an ideal escape from the ravages of everyday living, featuring an upgraded double closet with custom built-ins, superb proportions, and views of this quiet neighbourhood streetscape. Rounding out the ‘rest & relaxation’ level are two more bright bedrooms with lovely views and thoughtful storage, as well as a modern 4-piece family bath with a glass-enclosed tub/shower combo and sparkling chrome fixtures.

The finished lower level with a side entrance from the mutual drive offers oodles of versatility, boasting 7.4′ ceilings, recessed lighting and laminate floor. Comprising a recreation room, a storage room, a utility room with laundry, and a recently renovated 3-piece washroom, this space can serve as a family space to play & watch movies, a home gym, a spot for overnight guests to sleep, or all of the above. The advantages (and possibilities!) of having extra flexible living space are invaluable.

Speaking of flexibility, the pandemic brought on the discovery that sometimes a main-floor family room just doesn’t cut it when a Work From Home Space became paramount. This property features a separate 224-square-foot outbuilding that we call a detached family room!  Consider the generous 10’8″ x 21’2″-foot room with a 2021 roof your blank canvas of possibility. Whether you need a ‘She Shed’, a children’s playhouse, a yoga retreat, or a quiet work-from-home office, this extra square footage is the gift that keeps on giving! There’s even a vignette made from red corrugated panels that’s the perfect backdrop for video calls!

Do you commute by car? Completing this phenomenal domestic offering is a licensed 1-car front pad parking space, plus an ESA-certified electrical conduit for your electric vehicle. Ready! Set! Go!

If you’re seeking an ‘unpack and enjoy’ residence, this heart-grabber offers the intangible beauty of scale, proportion and light in a Triple AAA location. If you’d like a private tour of this executive family residence, please contact Steve (steve@urbaneer.com) or James (james@urbaneer.com). Or give us a call at 416-322-8000 with your questions! We’d be delighted to speak with you.