Idyllic family living in coveted McKellar Park
This beautifully updated residence is nestled on one of the most desirable streets in coveted McKellar Park, an enviable neighbourhood with a family friendly sense of community. You are steps away from some of the city’s top rated schools, the popular Dovercourt Rec Centre, Westboro Farmer’s Market and the cafes, special boutiques and fine restaurants along Westboro’s trendiest main street. Also minutes to the river waterfront, pathways, and groomed ski trails in the winter.
As you approach 536 Hillcrest Avenue, the alluring curb appeal of this outstanding property will immediately capture your attention. Enjoy the private grounds of lush greenery with mature trees, hedges and established perennial gardens. Walk inside and this home continues to impress. A generous layout with large principal rooms, hardwood and tile floors that flow throughout both levels, lovely trim and pillar details, along with many windows that provide a connection to the surrounding greenery. The entertainment size living room is framed with a large bow window and features a stately stone wood burning place focal point that provides year-round warmth and ambiance. The dining room with wainscotting and tray ceiling offers an elegant space to host dinner parties or family gatherings with style and ease. The updated kitchen is highlighted by granite counters, glass tile backsplash, stainless appliances, a large window and patio door that fills the space with natural light. The three-season sunroom located just off the dining room extends your living space in warmer months, ideal for intimate gatherings or to just relax with your morning coffee. A powder room and handy garage access completes this level.
As you ascend the stairs to the second level you’ll be greeted by an open and naturally bright home office, perfect for or remote work or homework. This level also hosts 4 bedrooms, including the airy primary bedroom with 3 closets and a luxe 4 pce ensuite bath featuring a soothing soaker tub that beckons you to relax after a long day. The secondary bedrooms share the 3 pce family bath with walk-in shower.
The basement level offers additional living with a family room that would make a great home theatre or even a guest bedroom, with two French doors to add privacy. Additional flex space easily becomes an ideal home gym or craft room. This level also houses the laundry and abundant storage.
The private, west-facing backyard is an oasis of tranquility. A spectacular setting surrounded by greenery and showcasing a soothing waterfall feature, maintenance-free composite deck, along with a double-tiered stone patio and even an infinity hot tub that delivers the ultimate relaxation experience. Whether you’re looking for a place to entertain or a peaceful retreat to call your own, this property is sure to exceed your expectations.
- Electrical Panel inspected/certified after May 2022 storm, plus installed new Surge protector to main electrical panel
- New Panasonic microwave
- New front door latch and lock
2021: New gate and fence on south side of property
2020: Repainted foyer, stairs, kitchen
2019: Hot Water Tank (rental)
- Kitchen Upgrade: new stove, granite countertops, glass tile backsplash, sink and faucet
- New central vacuum main motor
2017: Exterior trim painted
- New high efficiency York gas furnace
- New Daikin air conditioner
- Total redo of backyard layout including landscaping, waterfall feature, composite deck, hot tub, uplighting ($70,000)
- Roof re-shingled with 40 year asphalt shingles plus new skylight over sunroom
- Wainscotting in dining room, opened entrance ways to living and dining room, installed pillars and pot lights
2008: Main bathroom renovation
2006: Replaced windows at the back of house second floor
1996: Subdivided the space over the garage into two rooms (office and bedroom, replaced the bedroom window)
MLS # 1332307
Property Type: 2-Storey Detached
Bathroom Total: 2.5
Bedroom Total: 4
Year Built: 1953 / Approx
Lot Size: 50 ft (FR) x 103 ft (D)
Parking: Single Attached Garage with inside entry; interlock stone driveway can accommodate an additional two vehicles
Inclusions: Refrigerator, Gas Stove, Microwave/Hood Fan, Dishwasher, Washer / Dryer, All Window Blinds, Central Vacuum, Basement Family Room Entertainment Wall Unit
Heating Features: Forced Air, Natural Gas
Cooling Features: Central Air
Rental Equipment: Hot Water Tank (EnerCare $37.81/mth including HST), Alarm Monitoring (Telus $40.33/mth)
Property Taxes: $7,958.26 (2022)
Possession Date: To be arranged
Utility Costs: Average Utility Costs: GAS: $151.73/mth, HYDRO: $130.74/mth, WATER: $62.77/mth
Foyer 11'1'' x 8'1''
Living Room 19' x 12'10''
Dining Room 11'10'' x 11'
Kitchen 12'7'' x 10'7''
Sunroom 13'2'' x 9'7''
Den/Office 9'11'' x 9'10''
Primary Bedroom 15'2'' x 11'11''
4 Piece Ensuite Bath 10'4'' x 8'1''
Bedroom 2 11'7'' x 9'11''
Bedroom 3 10'5'' x 9'6''
Bedroom 4 9'10'' x 8'1''
3 Piece Bathroom 7' x 6'5''
Family Room 13'11'' x 12'1''
Gym/Craft Room/Flex Space 11'7'' x 9'1''