I'm super proud to bring this stunner to you this week.
Welcome to 89 Dunn Avenue in South Parkdale, just steps to the lake. If you are not familiar with Parkdale, keep reading to learn the interesting history of this unique neighbourhood.
Three stunning floors of home with a rich history that dates back to the early years of this country. Double-brick exterior harkens back to a time when everything was built to last.
Like most homes from the early 1900's this home had many small, segregated rooms. Definitely not cool by today's standards. The owner's went to great lengths (and expense) to transform this home into an inviting, airy, open concept home. The result is a space that is both a welcoming place for guests and practical space to create memories with family and friends.
There is a detached garage at the back of the property and room to park 2 cars.
In the renovation of this classic home, all of the charming touches have been masterfully preserved: original hardwood staircase, timeless extra-wide baseboards and trim, and working fireplaces,
Gone are the single-pane glass windows, ancient electrical wiring, and plaster walls. In their place, new, modern finishes that will save you energy, not cause a fire and aren't heavy plaster walls.
By far, my favourite part of the home is the third floor loft area. What used to be two dark rooms is now a bright open loft with a view of the CN tower at the back and view of the sunset in the front.
You could turn it into a master retreat, guest bedroom or something boring like that. Or, you could turn it into something cool and different like an art studio, home office, home gym, media room. The possibilities are limitless.
If you want to supercharge your mortgage paydown, the basement could be the ticket for you. Fully finished with a 3 piece bathroom, kitchenette and fully-functional appliances it could provide significant rental income should you choose to do so.
# Of Bedrooms
# Of Bathrooms
Yes, 2 Spaces
16.58 x 150
Parkdale was 'the place to be' in the old days. It was where many of the city's elite called home. It was close to the lake, large lots and big houses made it very attractive and there was accessible transit.
When the Gardiner expressway was constructed in 1955, it affected this waterfront neighbourhood greatly. It created a barrier between the neigbourhood and the lake. Apartment buildings were built where homes once stood and Parkdale residents didn't like it.
Over time, the neighbourhood became a jumping off point for new Canadians and new Torontonians looking to find their way. What were once mansions became affordable apartments and a more diverse Parkdale emerged that differed from the predominantly white, wealthy neighbourhood it was prior to 1955.
Since the condo boom in the late 90's to present day, Parkdale has become a target for the affluent once again. As commute times have grown in recent decades, Parkdale is viewed as a place where you can have it all without a long commute.
The homes in Parkdale have large lots, with parking and nice back yards, and because of the Gardiner Expressway, you can be at work downtown, or on your way to the cottage in a mere minutes.