68 Douglas Drive
Step back in time and marvel at this classic Rosedale charmer. This family home is located in one of the most desirable pockets of Rosedale on a traffic-calm portion of Douglas Drive. Situated on a south-west corner lot, this 3-storey centre hall home is surrounded by lush, mature greenery. The flagstone walkway, steps and front porch makes an excellent first impression. Step inside and appreciate the formal principal rooms, ample bedrooms and the overall abundance of space.
The foyer is a warm greeting. Character exudes from the leaded transom windows, wainscotting walls and rich hardwood floors. The formal living room is a relaxing retreat with a wood burning fireplace feature wall and beautiful french doors that lead to the front porch. The living room is open to a sunroom with wall-to-wall paned windows. This cozy space could be a perfect main floor office. Across the foyer is the formal dining room. This space takes on a similar stylistic approach with charming built-in display shelves, wainscotting walls and french doors that lead to the front porch, mirroring those in the living room. A butler’s swing door provides direct access to the kitchen.
The kitchen has been updated from the original and opens up into a casual breakfast area that overlooks the main floor family room. This family room addition is the heart of the home. It boasts soaring high ceilings, solarium style windows and a walk-out to the backyard patio and garden.
The main staircase upstairs is back by the front foyer, but the second floor can also be accessed from the smaller secondary staircase off the kitchen. The second floor layout includes the primary suite with a bonus sitting room and two additional bedrooms that share a 4-piece bathroom.
The primary suite is a massive room with a wall-to-wall walk in closet that includes built-in organizers. The 4-piece ensuite bathroom is a vintage masterpiece finished with rare pink marble tiles, a seashell sink and gold hardware. Just off the master bedroom is a gracious south-facing sitting room featuring a large leaded glass bay window.
The third floor rounds out the sleeping quarters with two additional bedrooms that share a 4-piece bathroom. Incredible natural streams in from the dormer style windows and hallway skylight.
The lower level of this family home has plenty of potential. The existing recreation room has hardwood floors, paneled walls, fireplace and above grade windows. The laundry room has built-in cabinets for storage and a perfectly tucked away 2-piece bathroom. There is ample additional storage in the cedar closet or within the mechanical room.
Set on a quintessential Rosedale corner lot, 68 Douglas Drive has a timeless exterior and offers phenomenal outdoor space and an abundance of greenery. Mature trees and shrubbery surround the property. Parking is not a problem. The double car garage and private driveway can park up to four cars.
Rosedale is one of Toronto’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. Families gravitate to the quiet tree lined streets, large lots, numerous parks and parkettes. The local “village” off Summerhill Avenue houses a few essential businesses, but larger shopping districts are a short walk away off Yonge Street or Bloor Street. A couple bus routes connect this pocket of Rosedale to the Subway. Traveling downtown by car is incredibly quick on either Mt Pleasant Road or The Bayview Extension. Proximity to excellent public and private schools is also a big draw.
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