For Sale: South Kingsway home with living space, offices and in-law suite
Connie Adair, National Post
Published: Thursday, May 21, 2009
Re/Max West Realty
Handout An elevator serves three floors of this new 4,000-square-foot home; its multiple entrances and green features make it a perfect eco-home/office.
169 South Kingsway (Bloor Street and South Kingsway); Asking price: $1.59-million; taxes: $3,639 (2008);
Professionals in search of contemporary living space, offices and a suite for a nanny or in-law can find everything under one roof at this South Kingsway home.
Built about 18 months ago, the stucco home offers more than 4,000 square feet of living space on three levels.
The lower level offers three full offices for the professional home business, such as a lawyer, chiropractor or accountant might want, says listing agent Lucais Shepherd of Re/Max West Realty.
Visitors can use the lower level's separate entrance and never have to venture into the main residence.
A self-contained nanny or in-law suite, separate from the offices, is also on the lower level, which has access to the backyard and parking. The home also has an elevator that serves all three floors.
The four-bedroom, six-bathroom home has a bay window in the living room, pocket doors in the dining room and a blue Brazilian granite counter in the kitchen. The main floor also has a family room, which overlooks the backyard.
The master suite has a heated floor, a whirlpool tub and a wall-mounted toilet and bidet in the six-piece ensuite bathroom. It also has a walkout to a balcony.
One of the other bedrooms also has a walkout to a balcony, as does the main bathroom.
The clean and contemporary space is bright with natural light from large windows and multiple skylights. "The best feature is that the home is very bright," Mr. Shepherd says.
Although the house is currently furnished with antiques, the space is equally suited to modern furnishings, he says.
Green features include bamboo floors on the lower level, extra-wide insulated walls, high-efficiency German windows and water-efficient fixtures.
The 50x127-ft. lot has a private fenced yard, a built-in one-car garage and parking for two cars.
The home is on South Kingsway, a thoroughfare that links Bloor Street to the Gardiner Expressway, making it a convenient location for a business, Mr. Shepherd says. For family living, the area offers schools, shops, restaurants and parks. The subway is also nearby.