Timeless character awaits a new generation in Lawrence Park
Nestled beneath mature trees in beloved Lawrence Park, this 3+2 bedroom, 3-bath home has both the century home features you crave and the school district you desire.
With endless original details in the highly-sought Bedford Park (K-8) and Lawrence Park Collegiate school catchment, this home brings past, present and future together under one roof.
Inside this remarkably large space, the first thing you notice is the sweeping staircase and the original hardwood floors, wood panelling, wainscotting, moulding and trim throughout. The spacious living room is filled with natural light from the many windows, including the original leaded stained glass. This, along with the fireplace, sets the perfect stage for conversations that go long into the night.
Pass through the original french doors and the formal dining room and you get the feeling that a lot of exceptional meals and memories were shared here. Again, the wood and stained glass in this room offer a level of character new homes simply cannot compete with.
Beyond, the fresh kitchen has a bright and airy feel. Updated several years ago, this space could easily be transformed into the kitchen of your dreams. The sunny breakfast nook (part of the two-storey addition) is the perfect spot for a home office, homework sessions, or heart-to-heart hangouts.
Upstairs, there are three bedrooms plus a bonus media room and the main bath. The spacious master bedroom has a large closet – hard to find in homes of this age. The third bedroom, located off the media room and also part of the extension, holds enormous potential. This south-facing sunroom could be combined with the media room to create a master suite, or used for yoga, crafts, hobbies or more private office space.
A pull-down staircase reveals the huge attic at the top of the home. This area offers additional storage, the opportunity for a bonus room, and has the potential for vaulted ceiling renovations down the road.
The basement has a large self-contained 1+1 bedroom apartment with a separate entrance for added income. This could also be ideal for an in-law or nanny suite or self-contained home office.
Outside, the brick exterior gives this home classic North Toronto curb appeal. There is a one-car parking pad in the front. The backyard offers a comfortable deck with plenty of space to entertain along with a grassy yard for throwing a ball around or lounging on summer afternoons. There is also an oversize one-car garage with laneway access. The building has power and lots of room for storage.
5 Things We Love
- Bedford Park (K-8) and Lawrence Park Collegiate school catchment
- Large formal living and dining rooms with original wood and leaded stained glass at every turn
- A two-storey addition that adds living area on both the main and second floors
- Three spacious bedrooms plus a media/family room on the second level
- A turn-key basement apartment that can be an income property or nanny/in-law suite
About Lawrence Park North
Put away the coffee maker…this home, steps from Yonge St., is a 2-minute walk to Starbucks. Or perhaps Bobette and Belle is more your speed? It is difficult to argue with the quality of life in Lawrence Park, known for being a family-oriented community with beautiful homes, tree-lined streets and parks at every turn. This prime location makes it easy to walk to the restaurants and shops along Yonge St., head to the library or pick up some groceries at the Metro. With the subway a short walk away, you have easy access to all the city has to offer, and proximity to the 401 makes getting away from the city a breeze.
The list of qualities that make Lawrence Park an excellent place to live is long, but what makes it unique is its tight-knit community. This is an area where neighbours are on a first-name basis.