Sat. Aug 13th, 2022


Location: 487 Glencairn Ave.,

Bathurst St. and Glencairn Ave.

Asking price: $ 2,399,000

Size: about 2,100 sq. ft. ft., plus about 650 sq. ft. ft. finished basement

Lot: 29-by-105 feet, one-car attached garage, private drive

Taxes: $ 8,796 (2022)

Bedrooms: 3 plus 1

Bathrooms: 4

This detached and well-maintained two-storey presents an opportunity to live in a prestigious North York neighborhood for less than most of the neighboring, custom-built homes cost.

Overlooking the front yard, the breakfast room features a ceramic tile floor, a wall of windows plus skylights.

“This has been the perfect home to raise our children in, but now we are empty nesters, the space is too large for us,” says homeowner Lydie Brawer. “The location of our home is exceptional: close to the subway, many good schools, retailers, groceries and doctor offices.

“The neighborhood is well established with many mature trees lining the streets. This is a very family-friendly and safe community. We love it so much that we intend to move nearby, ”says Brawer.

The living room features a hardwood floor, wood-burning fireplace and a sliding glass door walkout to the back deck.

The residence is a short drive to two hospitals, Yorkdale Shopping Center, and access to Hwy. 401.

“With a bright and roomy interior, this home has four bathrooms and many updates – including a kitchen with stainless steel appliances, recently added pot lights, two wood fireplaces, skylights and a finished lower level with recreation room, an office and separate entrance, Says listing agent Heather Dodok.

Highlights of the kitchen include a ceramic tile floor and backsplash, stainless appliances and a pantry.

With an all-brick exterior, the house features a large front window, an interlocking brick drive and walkway, a built-in garage and a landscaped yard.

The front door opens to a foyer with double closet, a ceramic-tile floor, pot lights and access to a two-piece bathroom.

The second-floor principal bedroom has a hardwood floor, oversized windows with sliding glass door, a sitting area, a walk-in closet and a four-piece ensuite.

Overlooking the front yard is the breakfast room that includes a ceramic-tile floor, pot lights and a wall of windows with skylights above.

In the kitchen, highlights include a ceramic-tile floor and ceramic tile backsplash, stainless steel appliances, a pantry and pot lights.

Now used as a sitting room, the dining room has a hardwood floor and chandelier, and overlooks the back foyer.

The living room has a hardwood floor, pot lights, a wood-burning fireplace, and a sliding glass door walkout to the back deck.

At the back of the house is the dining room, currently used as a sitting room. It features a hardwood floor, a chandelier and a wrought-iron rail overlooking the back foyer, below.

The lower level rec room has a carpeted floor, and a wood-burning fireplace with a brick surround.

Steps down from the dining / sitting room is the back foyer that opens to the backyard. It has a ceramic-tile floor, a large window, a large transom window, and additional steps down to the basement.

The upstairs principal bedroom includes a hardwood floor, oversized picture windows, a large sliding glass door opening to a Juliette balcony, a sitting area, a walk-in closet and a four-piece ensuite.

The fully fenced backyard includes a deck, patio spaces, a lawn and gardens.

There are two more bedrooms on this floor, both with hardwood floors, and a four-piece bathroom.

The lower level features a recreation room with a carpeted floor and a wood-burning fireplace with a brick surround. There is also a home office (or guest bedroom) with pot lights and double French entry doors, a three-piece bathroom and direct access to the garage.

The fenced backyard includes a deck, two patio spaces, lawn area and gardens.

To have a look at this property please contact the listing agent Heather Dodok, Re / Max Hallmark Realty Ltd., Brokerage, 416-799-5240;

Home of the Week is written by freelance contributor Allison Harness, a Toronto-based real estate writer. Although we try to provide the most up-to-date information available, we cannot guarantee features as listed. Please contact the realtor. To make a submission to Home of the Week, email


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