A Splendid Semi-Detached Residence In Family-Friendly Swanseaoffered at $999,999
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If you’ve been seeking a turn-key contemporary residence with a lot of panache in a sensational location, then look no further! This dynamite semi-detached swell dwell offers plenty of pizzazz in one of the most coveted family-friendly neighbourhoods in the city! Featuring smart upgrades and oodles of style, it’s a must-see property!
Welcome to 48 Deforest Road!
Sitting Pretty In Sought-After Swansea
We believe that when searching for a place to call ‘Home’, the focus should be on ‘Living Well’ as in – Well-Situated, Well-Maintained & Welcoming! For those who are seeking a slice of domestic bliss that ticks the boxes of size, condition, and location at an attractive price proposition, this picturesque move-in ready residence in Toronto’s ‘Village of Swansea’ neighbourhood provides superb amenities for shopping, leisure, and recreation in a coveted school district!
Lovely Swansea, with its quaint ‘village’ feel and active, engaging community is arguably one of the most supportive enclaves in the city to put down roots! With its verdant landscape, family-focused amenities, and charming residential streetscapes, this central west-end neighbourhood enclave is an exceptional setting for urban life.
Residents will tell you that some of the city’s best parks and green spaces are right here in Swansea – just a stone’s throw away! It’s bordered by expansive High Park to the east, Humber River to the west, and the shores of Lake Ontario to the south! We particularly adore scenic Rennie Park, which is arguably the heart of this tight-knit community – and just a 7 minutes stroll from this residence on Deforest Road! In addition to the restful and restorative qualities exuded by such lush green space, Rennie Park offers a myriad of recreational opportunities – year-round! In the warmer months, one can enjoy picnic areas, a playground, a wading pool, tennis courts, cycling paths, and more. In the winter, there is a looping skating pond and the outdoor ice rink, home to Swansea Hockey Association which happens to be the largest not-for-profit outdoor hockey league in North America. And the tobogganing is truly a speedy, sloping scene to behold!
Right on the edge of Rennie Park is the Swansea Community Centre with tons of all-ages programming, specialty camps, swimming lessons, and fitness classes. High Park is just an 8-minute stroll away, and the options for outings are endless with multiple play areas, a zoo, several picnic areas, an off-leash dog park, tennis courts, all-ages outdoor pools, a year-round cafe, plus the Canadian Stage’s annual ‘Dream In High Park’ amphitheatre are just a few of the activities you can engage here.
Running errands is quick and easy, with a number of retailers nearby including a No Frills, Shoppers Drug Mart, Global Pet Foods, Bulk Barn, and the LCBO all close to home. There are also dozens of small independent shops that make the Bloor West Village BIA a village destination. Get your fresh catch at Snappers while Bloor Meat Market has your carnivore cravings covered. Grab and go with a deliciously prepared meal at Bread & Roses, Max’s , or the newly established Pop’s Market. And a bit off the beaten path, but well worth the stroll is The Cheese Boutique, which is a local draw and dinner party fare ‘must.’ Your sweet tooth will be satiated by Janchenko’s melt-in-your-mouth pastries, the kid-friendly treats from Bake Sale or get really adventurous with ice cream at iHalo Krunch. There’s lots of retail therapy on Bloor Street West too, so the fashionista in your family can pop tags at the much-loved Buck’s Hard Goods, the long-established Trixie’s Boutique, and the beautiful Fig Tree.
Whether grabbing takeout on the go, stepping out for date night, or meeting up with friends, there are loads of choices that you’ll definitely enjoy. Linger on the patio at Baka Gallery or the infamous Queen’s Pasta Cafe. And with CafeTO now part of urban life, Bloor West Village has been bustling with pop-up patio offerings at Bloom, Gatto, Bello Pizza, Flame Food & Design, Kinton Ramen, and Aztec Mine just to name a few! We enjoy our java from Coffee Tree Roastery, our pints of brew at the Dark Horse, and brunch at either Ma Maison or the much loved Sunshine Village Grill.
Quality schools in Swansea make this location one of the more coveted urban neighbourhoods, and they’re within walking distance from this property. Reputable Swansea PS & JS – for kids in JK to Grade 8 – is under a 10-minute walk away. It’s a unique place to receive an education, with a historic building and nearby pond and forest that support hands-on outdoor experiential learning. Slightly further away, but still walkable are Humberside Collegiate, Western Tech, and Ursula Franklin Academy for high school.
If you’re someone who loves to get out on a weekend afternoon and explore the city, you know that access to transit is essential; it can, quite literally, alter the shape of your day. Plus, as any Toronto commuter knows, the fewer minutes spent walking to a transit stop equals more minutes spent in bed to linger in the morning, with or without your loved ones! Navigating through the surrounding ‘hoods – and all corners of the city – is a breeze on public transit! Subway and bus stops are a hop, skip, and a jump away, connecting you to the major arteries, like Bloor Street West. In fact, the 77 Swansea bus stops steps away right Deforest Road & Runnymede Road, and it can whisk you north to Runnymede Station lickety-split (but it’s also only a 5-minute scenic stroll if prefer to walk it!)
A Handsome Brick Edwardian
This semi-detached brick dwelling, constructed in 1928, embodies all the classic beauty and simplicity of the Edwardian architectural style, while seamlessly integrating modern touches and upgrades that make contemporary life more convenient and effortless. Our owner – who operates Evans Design Build and is well-known for his engaging excellence on HGTV’s Home To Win, The Expandables and most recently working across from Hillary Farr in Love It or List It – has completed a number of Upgrades and Renovations since he purchased this residence in 2011. You’ll certainly see his pride of ownership throughout. Check out our List Of Upgrades & Renovations that summarize his improvements.
From the street, a stone walkway leads up to a tidy garden and a welcoming front porch. The interior of this covered porch is tastefully embellished with custom cedar wood cladding that is warm, modern & low-maintenance, while recently installed lights glow softly, extending the hours one can chat with neighbours taking their evening strolls. A sleek glass front door opens onto a foyer that boasts practicality and personality, with a smart coat closet – a necessity for every household!
The entertainment space has a number of special features. We adore the hand-laid walnut herringbone flooring that is both on-trend and timeless, which anchors the space and suits any style of furnishings. Generous double-glazed windows flood the entertainment space, while two original leaded glass windows give a charming character nod to the era when this home was constructed. We particularly love the contrast between the modern floors and the reclaimed wood feature walls! Marrying new with old, the living room also includes a built-in television with multiple speakers.
The kitchen – with its efficient functional layout – was recently refreshed with a sleek counter-depth stainless steel refrigerator, newly painted cupboards and kitchen sink with faucet. We love the abundance of storage, the stone counters, and the extended open pass-through to the dining room which will serve everyone who loves to feast. The resident chef will appreciate its utility, and being able to engage their family and friends while demonstrating their culinary prowess!
At the rear – through a glass door – a practical vestibule accommodates seasonal wear, with plenty of room for storing things within reach but out of sight. It also connects indoors to out, making access to the barbecue a lickety-split endeavour and dining al fresco a breeze! A low-maintenance deck has the lovely bonus of a privacy screen, while the professionally landscaped garden benefits from high-quality turf and landscaping stones, making it virtually maintenance-free! And, we would be remiss not to note the convenient custom-made storage structure to hold – and hide! – refuse bins. (No one needs to see those, right?)
On the upper level, newly-laid broadloom cushions and quiets your steps to three spacious bedrooms and the renovated spa washroom. The primary sleeping sanctuary – renovated in 2016 – is located at the front of the house and features an oversized south-facing window, wall-to-wall built-ins, and an oversized vintage floor-to-ceiling mirror. Two additional bedrooms (one is currently set up as a Work From Home Office) fill out the floor, both with great proportions, built-in storage, and hand-scraped engineered walnut floors. A luxe classic contemporary 4-piece washroom with Schluter heated floors – renovated in 2018 – completes the domestic ensemble. It’s decked out with oversized subway tiles, a space-efficient hidden tank toilet, Vola fixtures, and a soaker tub with a rainfall shower head surrounded by glass. I particularly like the floating walnut vanity and how it’s paired with Ginger’s LED frameless vanity mirror with built-in circular light. It’s one of the thoughtful additions that demonstrate a fantastic personal style and pride of ownership.
The finished lower level with ample built-in storage, a built-in television with speakers, and excellent proportions is a great flex space. It could work well as a family play zone or a home base for your moody teen. The laundry room offers a newer large-capacity washer and dryer surrounded by a butcher block folding station and laundry sink, while the 3-piece washroom has a newly installed shower head and faucets.
This property boasts a 10’ x 7’ storage shed at the end of the yard, that blends seamlessly with the fence. It’s perfect for storing your lawn mower, garden tools, and the like! This offering also features a rare-to-find custom-constructed, fully-insulated single-car garage/workshop equipped with 60amp service (ready for the addition of an EV charger of choice!). It almost needs a mic drop, doesn’t it?! This semi-detached structure is surrounded by a newer natural stone mutual driveway with iron gate that was completed with the nextdoor neighbour who shares the mutual drive. Isn’t it fantastic? No brushing snow off your car this winter!
For those seeking a fantastically maintained, renovated and refreshed, solid brick 3bed 2bath residence nestled on a generous lot in a Triple AAA location (the last MLS sale of a 3bed semi-detached dwelling in Swansea was in May, 2022), this charming turn-key residence is one of only 2 semi-detached 3bed dwellings currently available to purchase in Swansea right now.
May the Urbaneer Team suggest you take a closer look?
Contact Cynthia Rose – firstname.lastname@example.org – to discuss this listing – NOW SOLD!