Hidden Gem in Desirable Lawrence Park North Neighbourhood!Send This Listing To A Friend
Enter a world of opportunity with this charming two-storey home in the desirable Lawrence Park North neighbourhood of Toronto. Located on a spacious lot on a beautiful tree-lined street, this is a hidden gem for investors, renovators and families looking to create a unique and valuable property. Plus, on Roe Avenue you’re on the “signature street” in the subdivision, with excellent schools nearby.
As you approach the home, you’ll be immediately drawn to its inviting curb appeal. Lush greenery and the classic brick walls exude a timeless charm that is hard to resist. Inside, you’ll find an equally cozy and character-filled space with plenty of original details such as wood panelling, original hardware, and leaded glass windows.
The home itself features four bedrooms and two and a half bathrooms. The main floor is home to the primary bedroom with an ensuite bath, with the remaining 3 bedrooms upstairs. You also have plenty of storage space provided by custom built-ins in the bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, dining room, and basement. This feature is essential for those looking to create a convenient living space for their family or renters.
The traditional floor plan allows the space to function with purpose and distinction. On the main floor you have a sunny living room with light pouring in through the front windows, a formal dining room, and roomy kitchen space. Here you’ll also find the primary bedroom space (once used as a family room) with an ensuite bathroom and walk out to the backyard.
The second level of the home features three cozy bedrooms and another bathroom, providing ample space for a home office, guest bedroom, or kids’ rooms. This home has room for everyone to live comfortably.
But the true gem of this property is the fully fenced-in backyard, which has the potential to be transformed into a private and serene outdoor oasis. Imagine renovating this spacious area to entertain friends and family in the summer, while being surrounded by lush greenery and privacy.
But wait, there’s more. The lower level is home to a spacious basement, complete with a partly finished rec room, 2-piece bathroom, laundry area and workshop. This bonus space has the possibility to be revamped to suit the needs of you and your family.
5 Things We Love
- The Original Details- Step back in time with the wood panelling, classic hardware, and beautiful leaded glass windows that add to its enduring appeal.
- The Storage- With custom built-ins throughout the bedrooms, upstairs bathroom, dining room, and basement, there is ample space for all your belongings.
- The Private Backyard- This fenced space has endless potential to become a serene outdoor retreat that complements the home’s charm and character.
- The Convenience- This home flows with functionality with a bathroom on every level of the home, making daily routines and entertaining a breeze.
- The Inviting Curb Appeal- This classic home will transport you to a bygone era, with its timeless charm and elegant architecture that exudes warmth and welcoming vibes.
About Lawrence Park North
Lawrence Park is an expensive Toronto neighbourhood that is known for its family-oriented community, beautiful homes, greenery and prime location. Bordered by Yonge Street to the west and Bayview Avenue to the east, ‘LP’ runs from Blythwood Ravine on the south to Lawrence Avenue on the north.
Lawrence Park residents are generally well-heeled professionals, single families and the socialites of Toronto. It’s not hard to see why people have been so willing to invest and settle down in the Lawrence Park area, as it consistently maintains its garden suburb qualities that set it apart from many Toronto neighbourhoods.
Planning of Lawrence Park began in the early 20th century. It was originally planned as one of the city’s first garden suburbs. The area came to fuller development after World War 2. Today, the thoughtful planning of the area can easily be seen in its scenic properties and abundance of parkland, ravines and green space. Lawrence Park is now considered by many to be a ‘residential park’ and heritage community.
Lawrence Park houses are a mix of Tudor revival, Georgian, Colonial and English Cottage designs. Generally, homes are older and were built between 1910 and the late 1940s.
Families who live in Lawrence Park have the opportunity to send their children to a wide range of top-notch local schools all within arm’s reach. Schools that are in high demand in the area include: Crescent school (an all-boys private school), Crestwood school, Sunny View Junior & Senior schools, Blythwood Junior school, Lawrence Park Collegiate Institute (high school), The Toronto French School, Bedford Park Public school, and SOLA (School of Liberal Arts (private school). More mature residents wishing to continue studies are also very close to the Glendon College of York University.
What makes Lawrence Park so special is not its abundance of wealth but its tight-knit community. This is an area where neighbours are on a first-name basis. Socially it is a hive of activities and get-togethers. Children of families in the area generally know each other and it is not uncommon for them to form life-long friendships in this community that encourages togetherness and where locals often settle down and stay for some time.
Living in Lawrence Park also has the benefits of being close to the Yonge Street shopping district, Alexander Muir flower gardens & Blythwood Ravine Park, city restaurants and cafes–even a golf club (Rosedale Golf Club is just around the corner). The interior of the neighbourhood is well-kept, quiet and seemingly hidden from the outside hustle while placing residents close to major commuter roads (Yonge Street, Mount Pleasant), TTC (Lawrence subway station, Yonge streetcar) – not bad, not bad at all.