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Across the road from Memorial Park and the Mimico Tennis Club sits this exceptional Two Storey detached home. From the park you notice the professionally landscaped design of the gardens and all the unique greenery. The interlocking display of stonework on the drive and front walkway lead to the Front Porch.
Up the front steps solidly beamed on all sides on a wood planked floor is the spacious veranda that gazes upon the park.
This home is about space and how it has been maximized to its fullest extent.The inspiring design of space combined with the Spring popping beauty of the Gardens make this home complete inside and out.
The front hall starts the Marmoleum tiling that runs through the Kitchen, Family Room and downstairs. There is built in shelving and potlights. To the left is the Front parlor on hardwood floors . This room focuses on the wood burning fireplace. It has a marble stone fascia with a wood mantle that has been built out to allow for a better air flow. Balanced on both sides are vintage stained glass windows. A three paned picture windows looks out upon the front flowerings. Large dark honey wood baseboards border the room.
Through a Wooden archway opens to the Dining Room . The wall between the Kitchen and Dining Room has been opened allowing for a perfect family space . The dining room walls are surrounded by a plate rail of matching wood, potlights, hardwood floors and the matching baseboards to the living room. There is built-in shelving on the side of the living room for accents and glassware to be displayed.
The family room has three entrances, one from the Dining Room, one from the Kitchen and one from the back porch. Three windows provide excellent viewing of the birds and the gardens that beautify the backyard. There is shelving along the window pane, Marmoleum flooring , track lighting and a pet safe entry in the windowed back door. The door opens to a covered deck that allows for year round barbecuing.
The Cooks kitchen has been recently renovated and upgraded with Birch cabinetry, Non porous engineered Granite counters, the Architect Series of Stainless steel appliances from KitchenAid. There is a "Professional Range" (Gas Cooktop and Electric Convection Oven", built in dishwasher and Refridgerator along with a Sanyo Microwave. Spring green with sea blue tones accent the opening. At the end of the room is a window that looks out to the deck and Lattice fence stylings that frame the gardens..
The wood staircase starts from the front door with steps up to a landing. Here there is a coat rack . The staircase is lit by two Classic stained glass windows together with a burst of sunshine through all the skylights and windows of the upper level.
Fashioned in light Mediterranean tones a spacious Main 5 piece bath has its own side window, skylight, a glass enclosed shower stall, ceramic tiles , soaker tub and wood cabinetry..
The Master bedroom is at the front of the home and three large casement windows with an upper awning feature allow for sunlight, circulation and safety from the rain as it sweeps across the park. The natural hardwood floors, baseboards, folding pine double closet doors and window frames and cabinet add warmth and functionality.
The second bedroom is at the back of the home and faces west to capture the evening stars through the two skylights and the bountiful gardens through the double windows. The neutral tones and potlights also add light.
The third bedroom is in the middle of the hall with hardwood floors and a window that overlooks the side drive. A roomy closet provides extra storage space .
The Lower Level
At the top of the stairs to the Lower level is a French Door. This takes you to the landing where the Steel side door exits to the drive. The staircase steps are covered with Marmoleum and at the bottom of the stairs is an above grade window. The basement has a 7 foot ceiling and is professionally finished . It allows for a roughed in Kitchen should you want to make a Nanny's Suite but its use of space is inspiring.
At one end is a Cold Room Pantry on a cement floor with shelving, fluorescent light and a side window . Beside this is a Workroom complete with bench , cement floor, a window and more shelving.
The Furnace Room has a working sump pump, an expansion tank, low pressure furnace and a Hot Water Tank.Outside the door is a wall mounted Dehumidifier.
A very bright, functional Laundry Room with front load LG washer and dryer accompanies a blue enameled sink with white faucets and countertop, a built in mirror, cabinets, potlights and Marmoleum flooring. The Breaker panel is lit and tucked away providing more space. An extensive use of form and function.
As you enter through the French Door to the Lower level Bedroom you are lit up by the amount of light it captures. Side windows are designed to catch the suns rays and two more corner windows add to the effect. Where a future Kitchen could be is currently utilized as an office. A built-in semi-circular desk and cabinetry organizes this space to a maximum. A Sitting area outside a mirrored double French door closet both adds room for storage with its built-in shelving organizer but creates the added effect of more room through the use of the mirrors.
A cool room for all seasons especially in the heat of the summer. This is all highlighted by the spa-inspired earthtone design of the suite. A frameless Glass Shower, an Oval Soaker tub with handheld faucet, a Vessel sink and warm glazed ceramic tiling create the perfect finishing touch to this labour of love and home.
A great love of the Outdoors abounds through the skilled landscape designs that change the seasons and paint the scenery. An extensive list of greenery is provided for the delight of all gardeners. The Trellace provides entry to the viewings while the lattice fencing frames the artistry. For the sea lover a boathouse like garage is a great escape for honing your wood working abilities , building a sailboat or the simple use of storage . The design allows for sunlight in a normally darken space through the clear corrugated plastic roof covering. A garage door could be installed and even though the interlocked laneway allows for up to four cars the garage could house two small cars in tandem if need be. The room is wired for sound and power tools. There is a tool/gardening shed in behind of the garage. The front yard springs to Life in the Spring and glows right through the Fall seasonal colours. The streetscape is definitely proud of this member.