Feature Friday Homes
79 Elmsthorpe Ave. What could be more alluring when walking into your new home than being greeted by a warm fireplace in a comfortable, sizable living room, with bay windows which let tons of natural light into an already beautiful space? Well, when you take a look at this handsome 3 bedroom, 2 bath home in the much-desired Chaplin Estates neighbourhood, you’ll see exactly what makes it special.
On the main floor, classic wood trim and intricate French doors are elegant accents, which add a feeling of privacy without detracting from the open concept layout. In the dining area, wainscoting to match the wood trim gives the ceiling a completed look, as well as a sense of height.
Endowed with stainless steel appliances and upgraded cabinetry in a sparkling white finish, the kitchen is breathy and spacious, and the addition of a breakfast area, to accommodate morning coffee, toast, and fresh fruit, is a useful as well as purposeful feature. Sure to impress as well as amaze is the atrium-style, vaulted cathedral family room ceiling, which provides depth and height, while also serving as an eye-catching architectural element, as well as a way of bringing the outdoors, in. During the day, it’s a view to the sky and a garden retreat, and at night, a window to the stars. Could there be anything more that this house could offer? Wait, there is something else – a finished basement with a 3-piece renovated bath. Designed to satisfy, this is a home for an everyday family looking to buy not just a home, but also, into a community.
On the inside…
Avenue Rd. -Eglinton
This home’s quiet certitude and quaint charm are a result of traditional trim detailing combined with contemporary characteristics such as a breakfast area in the bright and sunny kitchen, and in particular, an atrium-style, vaulted cathedral ceiling which offers a view to the gardens as well as to the sky and the stars.
On the outside
A walkout to a private deck from the family room is made all-the-more alluring with the forested woodlands just beyond.
The cream of the crop as far as top-notch private and public schools in the area, as well as steps away from TTC and local shops and restaurants. In one of Midtown’s most sought-after neighbourhoods, this home is also near the Kay-Gardner Beltline trail to Oriole Park.
Bobby Pasternak, Batori Group.com
57 Melrose Ave. This spectacular Lawrence Park North 4+1 bedroom, 2 bath turnkey home will certainly wow you with more than 3,000 sq. ft. spread over 3 floors containing numerous recently renovated upgrades.
Sparkling new hardwood flooring throughout the main and 2nd floors add a warmth to the space, whose family room is exceedingly welcoming, with large bay windows, which overlook the patio, and that give an expansive appearance to the room, whose high ceilings reflect the natural and pot lights beautifully. The fireplace, one of two in this home, stands tall, a handsome accent in a relaxed space.
Also on the main floor, the living room, enhanced by high ceilings and French doors, is delicately balanced by slender bay windows, which are unique from those in the family room. Pot lights and a modern fireplace give this room a look of luxury and a feeling of comfort.
Just beyond, and also dotted with pot lights, the grand dining room, featuring wainscoting, and combined with the kitchen, is modern and clean. The kitchen’s provisions also include lots of storage space and stainless steel appliances, as well as a large quartz countertop, which also functions as a secondary seating area/breakfast bar. An open view to the airy foyer from the kitchen is an impressive, thoughtful detail.
Upstairs, the master bedroom has room enough for a sitting area, and the secondary rooms are also well-sized; the bathrooms are neat and modern.
Downstairs, the finished basement, has an extraordinary amount of space, which could easily be used as part office/den, part rec room. Remarkably unique, and with several attractive features, this delightful home will more than satisfy your family’s needs and requirements. With no shortage of space, 57 Melrose Ave. has an abundance of it – for family and for entertaining guests.
On the inside
Yonge – Lawrence
With more than 3,000 sq. ft. over 3 floors, it’s hard to choose one standout feature. Two fireplaces, one in the family room, and another in the living area, are strong visual accents, while bay windows in both rooms allow the natural light to substantiate the pot lights throughout the main floor, and the quartz countertop in the bright, spacious kitchen is one of many upgrades in this masterfully renovated space.
On the outside
An outdoor oasis, the splendors of a pool and an immense, landscaped garden in the backyard are highlights of this elegant home, which sits on a 150′ lot, which also boasts a tidy, well-manicured front yard.
With the finest assortment of private and public schools nearby, this home encapsulates family living in the community-driven Lawrence Park North neighbourhood. Local eateries and shops are family-friendly and closeby, as well.
Who needs dinner when there are these delightful dessert and candy shops to satisfy your sweet tooth? Variety is definitely the spice of life at couture candy store, Papabubble, where candies are customized to your taste. Looking for something with icing on top? Specialty bake shop, The Rolling Pin has a full suite of sweets – from donuts and cupcakes to wedding cakes, as well as their own line of homemade poptarts.
Bobby Pasternak, Batori Group.com