Delighted to be featured in the Toronto Star’s Home of the Week:

Annex Century Home Full of Modern Luxuries: Home Of The Week
By: Allison Harness
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HARBORD VILLAGE
Location: 226 Lippincott St.,
Harbord and Bathurst Sts.
Asking price: $1,989,000
Size: about 1,862 sq. ft., plus about 630 sq. ft. finished basement
Lot: 15.75-by-125 feet, single-car detached garage, lane drive with one parking space
Taxes: $5,435 (2017)
Bedrooms: 4 plus 1

Built in 1914 and newly renovated, this three-storey semi-detached home is just southwest of Toronto’s Annex neighbourhood.

It has a finished lower level with walkout, modern luxuries like a seven-piece master bedroom ensuite, five skylights, in-floor heating in all bathrooms and the basement, and stone counters in the kitchen and second-floor laundry room.

“The renovated design of the house optimizes the space and maximizes natural light flow,” homeowner Brendan Pyne says. “Creating a modern esthetic while keeping the classic Victorian ambience of the neighbourhood was our priority.

“Although it is an urban neighbourhood, is it very family friendly with a strong sense of community. It is walking distance to many great amenities and places — such as Bloor West, Little Italy, Kensington Market — and has easy access to public transit,” Pyne says.

The home is also walking distance to the University of Toronto, an athletic centre, parks, the subway, and many restaurants, stores and businesses.

Overlooking the backyard, the family room is outfitted with an engineered hardwood floor, pot lights and a sliding glass door walkout to a deck.
Overlooking the backyard, the family room is outfitted with an engineered hardwood floor, pot lights and a sliding glass door walkout to a deck.  (ROYAL LEPAGE / J & D DIVISION, BROKERAGE)  

“The previous owners of this home lived in the home for 77 years. This home is a prime example of the gentrification taking place in many parts of Toronto as newer generations move in,” listing agent Myles Slocombe says.

“The renovation work involved completely gutting the entire home to the studs and reconfiguring the layouts on all levels, putting in and reinforcing floor joists, expanding the third floor, deepening the basement, building a separate walkout to the back yard, building a new studio garage, all new electrical, plumbing, windows, roof — everything. It’s essentially a completely new home on the inside and has been revitalized on the exterior as well,” Slocombe adds,”

This red brick home soars three-storeys and has a second-floor bay window, black trim accents, a front porch with a glass rail and a frosted glass divider from the adjoining neighbour, and a modern front door.

There are high ceilings throughout the main level. Open-concept and next to the entrance is the dining room with a large picture window, pot lights, an engineered-hardwood floor and a recessed wall nook.

On the third floor, the master bedroom showcases an engineered hardwood floor, pot lights, a large skylight, a sitting room, a walk-through closet, a glass door walkout to a balcony and a seven-piece ensuite.
On the third floor, the master bedroom showcases an engineered hardwood floor, pot lights, a large skylight, a sitting room, a walk-through closet, a glass door walkout to a balcony and a seven-piece ensuite.  (ROYAL LEPAGE /J & D DIVISION, BROKERAGE)  

Next to the dining room are floating wooden stairs with a floor-to-ceiling glass barrier.

The kitchen has a large island with stone counter, cabinetry on one wall and a three-stool breakfast bar. As well, it has an engineered hardwood floor, subway tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a large undermount sink, a pantry and pot lights.

Nestled between the kitchen and the family room is a small nook with a built-in desk.

The family room looks out on the backyard and has an engineered-hardwood floor, pot lights and a sliding glass door walkout to a deck.

The second floor has three bedrooms, all with engineered-hardwood floors. There is a five-piece bathroom with twin vanity sinks and a marble floor, and also a laundry room on this floor.

The master bedroom ensuite features a marble floor and shower tile, a large skylight, a glass-enclosed shower stall, a stand-alone soaker tub, pot lights, twin vanity sinks and a built-in makeup desk.
The master bedroom ensuite features a marble floor and shower tile, a large skylight, a glass-enclosed shower stall, a stand-alone soaker tub, pot lights, twin vanity sinks and a built-in makeup desk.  (ROYAL LEPAGE /J & D DIVISION, BROKERAGE)  

Floating wooden stairs with a floor-to-ceiling glass barrier and skylights above lead to the third-floor master bedroom retreat. Spacious and private, it has an engineered-hardwood floor, pot lights, a large skylight, a sitting room and a glass door walkout to a balcony flanked by floor-to-ceiling windows.

A wooden barn sliding door separates the sleeping area from the ample walk-in closet that has a wall of enclosed, built-in cabinetry and closets, a skylight, and room for a sitting bench.

Through the walk-in closet is a seven-piece ensuite with marble floor and shower tile, a large skylight, glass-enclosed shower stall, stand-alone soaker tub, pot lights, twin vanity sinks and a built-in makeup desk.

The lower level large recreation room contains a laminate floor, pot lights and a walkup to the backyard with a small tiled mud area and closet.
The lower level large recreation room contains a laminate floor, pot lights and a walkup to the backyard with a small tiled mud area and closet.  (ROYAL LEPAGE /J & D DIVISION, BROKERAGE)  

The finished lower level is outfitted with a large open-concept recreation room with a laminate floor, pot lights and a walk-up to the backyard with a small tiled mud area and closet. As well there is a room, with potential as a guest room or office, with a laminate floor, built-in closet and built-in enclosed shelves.

There is a three-piece bathroom on the lower level with an oversized shower stall.

The backyard features a covered deck with a glass rail and a wood-panelled ceiling with pot lights and a skylight. The backyard is fully fenced with some green space and an interlocking brick patio and walkway that leads to the detached garage/studio.

To have a look at this property contact listing agent: Myles Slocombe, Royal LePage/J & D Division, Brokerage, 416-489-2121; keystonerealestate.ca.

Originally posted on the Toronto Star: https://www.thestar.com/life/homes/2017/11/25/annex-century-home-full-of-modern-luxuries-home-of-the-week.html

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