Ravishing Riverdale

offered at $739,000

The true urbanite’s dream is the ability to be isolated for the purposes of tranquility, but still be in the middle of everything, with streamlined access to amenities within walking distance, in a neighbourhood renowned for its canopy of mature trees, surrounded by the lights and activity of the city.  

Welcome to 184 Langley, offered at $739,900

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Located in prime Riverdale, this renovated home boasts both location and charm, nestled on a tree-lined street. Easily one of the most coveted areas in the downtown core, Riverdale provides ambience and opportunity to live an unparalleled urbane walking life. Withrow Park, with all its urban greenery is nearby, and extends an ongoing invitation for a leisurely stroll, a game of tennis, or to check out the outdoor/indoor markets offered seasonally.  Grocers, cafes, and retailers, from basics to 5 star, await your pop-in as you wander your neighbourhood. No more excuses for skipping the gym, because Xtreme Fitness is located at Pape and Danforth, a quick jog away. Checking another must-have off your list, the Chester and Pape Subway stations are up the street, and the Gerrard and Queen East streetcars are just south of the property. For families with children, of interest are the reputable schools which dot that the neighbourhood.

For those who think the first meal of the day is the best, there’s the adorable Hammersmith’s on Gerrard East around the corner, or Lady Marmalade on Queen Street East which serves breakfast and lunch all day. To dine in style with an intimate culinary experience, there is Batifole for fine french food and Johnny K’s ‘The Playpen’ for fun around the corner on Gerrard Street East. There is also the engaging bistro Table 17 or Ruby Watch Co for fantastic dining, two of our favourites on Queen Street East. For coffee, we love the Rooster Coffee House on Broadview Avenue with its panoramic view of the city. And in celebration of health and well-being, may we suggest Carrot Common. These are all alluringly walkable.

184 Langley was extensively renovated in 1999, with recent updates to the roof, brick, interior and exterior painting done over the last two years. This four-bedroom home unfolds from a pretty landscaped yard with south facing front porch into a slate tiled foyer. The open concept entertainment space offers rich hardwood floors throughout, an enchanting vintage stair banister and a charming restored operable fireplace which personifies hearth and home.  The generous eat-in kitchen is a cook’s delight, and features new stainless steel appliances, with warm cabinetry and countertops that capture and soften the light in the space.

Up the stairs to the second level, three generously sized bedrooms invites rest and retreat, and an ample four-piece washroom with soaking tub.

In the attic aerie, a fourth bedroom is cozily nestled in the eaves, with a skylight to deliver natural light by way of the sun or the moon.

There is function and fashion in the finished basement, where there are separate laundry and utility rooms and an optional nanny suite or multi-purpose room, complete with kitchenette, 4-piece washroom and its own separate entrance. This dazzling dwell is also beautifully landscaped, with a fenced landscaped backyard and two car laneway parking.

Claiming its own patch of Prime Riverdale, this urban paradise is the ideal marriage of charm, turn-key living in a family-friendly location.

Pertinent details:

Legal Description: Part Lot 19, Plan 445E (1969 Survey)

2012 Annual Taxes:  $4966.52

Annual Operating Expenses – Gas $720, Hydro $1560, Property Insurance $1303 + tax, Water, Sewage and Garage Pickup $1380

Inclusions – Stainless steel fridge, gas cooktop (in as-is condition as ignition fails on occasion), stainless steel exhaust hood, stainless steel dishwasher, washer, dryer, basement bar fridge / hot plate / microwave, all washroom fixtures & fittings except as noted, all electric light fixtures except as noted, all window coverings, rods & black-out blinds, all closet shelving, any attached shelving, forced air gas furnace & equipment and central air conditioning system.

Exclusions – dining room light fixture, microwave in main level kitchen, mirror in second floor washroom, main floor coat rack, hot water tank (rental).