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No matter the rung on the property ladder, 24 Cavell is the perfect condo alternative for those not ready to give up a backyard and/or who hate the idea of maintenance fees. Why would anyone settle for a condo when this 2-bed, 1-bath charmer, tucked on a quiet street between Pape and Carlaw, just steps to Withrow Park, offers so much more?
Just coming up the walkway you start to feel that this house is something special. Its colourful exterior oozes charm even amongst the other Riverdale gems on the street. Open the door and discover just what a difference the right layout makes in maximizing every square foot in a home. Not ready to give up your Riverdale family home kitchen? This one is for you. It’s not a ‘starter home’ kitchen by a long shot with a large picture window, centre island and more cupboards than in some homes twice the size.
Smart storage abounds throughout the home – including the two-sided cupboard that serves as both the hall closet and pantry. Moving through the open concept space you’re struck by the beauty of the hardwood floors, 8.5’ high ceilings, and excellent flow from the kitchen through the dining and living space right out through the walkout to the back deck. The living room features a gas fireplace with a mantle, an ornate cornice around the main light, and a huge bay picture window overlooking the delightful backyard. And did we mention that there’s even more storage on the other side of the fireplace?
Upstairs you will find a generous size primary bedroom complete with an incredible custom closet storage system and a large picture window overlooking the beautiful backyard and walkout to a balcony where you can enjoy a morning coffee or read a book while taking in the afternoon sun. An extra large main bath, complete with heated floors, a Jacuzzi tub/shower combo, and a skylight is a delightful find. The second bedroom with vaulted ceilings, custom shelving and large windows brings in more natural light as does the skylight in the main hallway.
And downstairs? Even more custom storage spaces include a full closet system lining the main family room/office space and a built-in desk area with custom cupboards and drawers built into the walls – a place for everything and everything in its place. There is also laundry on this level with a full-sized front-loading washer and dryer, laundry tub and even more clever storage.
Why would anyone choose a condo when there’s this Riverdale alternative featuring a lovely backyard complete with a deck, gardens, storage shed and fairy lights running the length of the backyard and lighting up the mature trees. As magical as it gets.
All of this just steps to Withrow Park, perfect to tire out a dog or shop at the June – October Farmer’s Market Saturday morning (literally at the end of the street). Plus you can grab a quick coffee at The Shmooz or a slice at One Night Only or find the latest accessories for your dream garden at Moss.
And for those interested, the current owners have drawings for a full two-storey addition (plus basement underpinning and expansion) that they are happy to include.
5 Things We Love
- The Light – Windows and skylights abound, light up the main and upper floors.
- The Kitchen – An incredible centre island, stone countertops, and more storage than you’d expect to make this kitchen a hidden gem.
- The Storage – An exceptional and, in some cases, intriguing storage throughout the home. There is a place for everything so everything is in its place.
- The Charm – The curb appeal, living room gas fireplace, cozy interior and magical backyard make this one a charmer at every level.
- The Yard – Mature trees, garden, stonework, cute shed and built-in workbench for all gardening needs – not to mention the outdoor lights — make it a magical refuge.
About North Riverdale
Riverdale is the neighbourhood for you if you are someone who values community, quiet, and convenience. Streets in this area are lined with trees, abundant greenery, friendly faces, neighbourly porches, and playing children. A wonder years display of Edwardian and Victorian homes lends itself beautifully to families and young professionals looking for a sense of peace in the hectic city.
This neighbourhood is a fantastic mix of old-and-new. Brick houses corner each street but many have modern, upbeat, finishings and unique details. On any given day, streets are lined with running groups, strollers, and brunch dates – many headed to The Riverdale Perk for its other-worldly baked goods and lattes.
Withrow Park has a community centre, two play parks, outdoor workout equipment, a dog park, a great hill for tobogganing in the winter, soccer field, basketball court, shady trees perfect for summer picnics, and hosts amazing events like Dusk Dances, Shakespeare in the Park, and the Farmers Market from June to October.
If you’re someone who is looking to put down some roots or find a sense of balance, Riverdale might be the right place for you. Sandwiched between Cabbagetown, the Danforth, Broadview Avenue, and Leslieville, it’s a pocket-sized gem that seems to pay ode to the simple pleasures of everyday life without losing the everyday luxuries of Toronto ‘city-living’.