Location: 80 Franklin Ave.,
Centre St. and Bathurst St.
Asking price: $ 2,199,999
Size: over 3,500 sq. ft., plus about 1,000 sq. ft. finished basement
Lot: 40-by-114 feet, two-car attached garage, private drive
Taxes: $ 9,418 (2018)
Bedrooms: 5 plus 1
This five-bedroom, 1984-built home had a second-storey addition built about 10 years ago that expanded the top floor to include three full bathrooms, five bedrooms and a laundry room.
Other highlights in this spacious residence include two kitchen islands, a walk-in pantry, a family room with wood-burning fireplace and surround-sound, and fully-finished lower level with a second kitchen.
“Nineteen years ago we came to the open house and fell in love with this home — especially the unique, polished-slate, main-level floors. We raised our five kids here and renovated the entire home, as well as building the second-floor addition, designing it to accommodate a busy family, with plenty of room for entertaining friends and family,” says homeowner Shana Strauss.
“This scenic pocket of Thornhill is such a warm and welcoming community. It has been an ideal community to raise my family and it is also conveniently close to most amenities, such as schools and shopping,” says Strauss.
The home is within a walk of schools and parks, and a short drive to a shopping mall with big box stores. It is also close to a library, restaurants, and a golf and ski club, with easy access to Hwys. 7 and 407.
“This home has been tastefully and extensively landscaped — including tulip bulbs that were brought in from Holland, and a magnolia tree,” says listing agent Jessica Spodek who notes the fully fenced backyard has a deck, lighting, heaters and flagstone with pergola.
“The kitchen is a custom Scavolini kitchen with glass uppers and slab marble backsplash. Upstairs, the master ensuite features a skylight and separate bathtub with Chromatherapy lights and a waterfall feature,” she says.
The all-brick home has lots of windows, double entry doors, a flagstone path, an inlaid-brick walk and landscaping.
The front foyer has a slate floor, pot lights, crown moulding and room for a bench. A short, connected hall leads to a walk-in coat closet and powder room.
Next to the foyer is the living room with broadloom, two windows and crown moulding.
On the opposite side of the foyer is the spacious dining room with a slate floor, crown moulding, modern light fixture, three large windows, pot lights and custom cabinetry and shelves.
The huge kitchen features two islands with quartz, waterfall-topped counters and contemporary pendant lights; one has a breakfast bar. Other highlights include a marble slab backsplash, pot lights, a large window, built-in stainless steel appliances, a built-in desk with cabinetry, built-in glass-enclosed shelves, a walk-in pantry and a breakfast room with a double, garden-door walkout plus side-door exit.
Double wooden doors from the living room open to the large family room with broadloom, a wood-burning fireplace, partially exposed slate walls, built-in shelves, pot lights and a picture window.
Upstairs, the generousmaster bedroom has a hardwood floor, pot lights, a ceiling fan, a sitting area, sliding barn-style doors that open to the large walk-through closet with built-ins, and a five-piece ensuite.
Two of the four secondary bedrooms feature coffered ceilings and share a five-piece ensuite. There is also a second floor-laundry room, and another five-piece bathroom.
The finished lower level contains a large rec room with broadloom and pot lights, a gym room, a full kitchen, a nook for a home office, a sitting/lounging room, a separate large bedroom and a three-piece bathroom.
To have a look at this property contact listing agent Jessica Spodek, Property.ca Realty Inc., Brokerage, 416-565-3001.
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