This is a lovely two year old, two bedroom 1/2 duplex in one of the nicest pockets in the Commercial Drive neighbourhood. Setting this home apart is its enormous private south facing yard, an excellent layout, and of course the top notch location.
Inside you’ll find a great efficient layout with a large open-plan kitchen, dining and living room area. There is a powder room just off the kitchen. Upstairs are two bedrooms fully separated by a large bathroom. These rooms feature vaulted ceilings creating a dramatic effect. A laundry room is also located on this level with stacked machines and enough extra space for additional utility.
A great feature is the enormous storage space that spans the entire footprint of the unit. This is a crawl space under the main living area accessible from a hatch in the main floor under-stair closet.
There is also a single car garage that opens to the lane. With an overhead door, this could be an excellent workshop, studio, or you could just park your car in it.
The building is just over two years old and is in excellent condition. Inside you’ll find all the modern finishings you’d expect for such a new building. Solid surface countertops, stainless appliances, custom millwork, custom tile work, fashionable European fixtures, etc. The heritage influenced contemporary interior design and finishing works well with the from of the exterior of the building.
Immediately noticeable when approaching this half duplex from the street is the full private south facing front yard. The current owners have spent thousands on plants and landscaping the garden with an eye to the “English cottage style.” It has been described as the most beautiful garden in the street during the summer. There are blueberry bushes, blackberries, herbs etc. There are also vegetable boxes nestled in among the more decorative plantings and features.
The front verandah has a classic neighbourhood feel to it, a direct reference to the front stoops and porches of the older heritage homes in the area. It also functions the same as a great place to hang out enjoying the evening light, calling over to the neighbours and just being in the garden. It’s great to see these outdoor spaces being built again. From the current owners: “The front yard is amazing in the summer and gets lovely light in winter too. There are no big overhanging trees and it’s south facing.”
The neighbourhood is, as you likely are aware, one of the most desirable in the city. This particular pocket is just off Victoria drive nestled between Victoria park and the very charming Rose Hill. It’s a lovely area of heritage houses with long term neighbours and its own character and identity. You are just two blocks from the heart of the Drive, and Victoria park is literally 100 meters away. Grab a pizza from Via Tevere (1.5 blocks away) and enjoy it in the park during the excellent evening light.
Just about everything you might possibly need is within walking distance. Check out the walkscore tab above for more information.
The complex itself is made up of a lovely group of owners. It’s a small complex made up of two separate duplexes, a total of four units. The neighbours are described as helpful, friendly and respectful. It’s a family friendly place, three of the units with young children.
The building is just over two years old and is settling in very nicely. The balance of the 2-5-10 new home warranty is in effect.
This is an outstanding 1/2 duplex just off the Drive in one of its most desirable pockets. A great layout complements its outstanding south facing private front yard. The huge storage space, as well as the separate garage makes this an even more compelling option.
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|Address||1939 Kitchener Street|
|Type of Dwelling||Townhouse|
|Floor Area||909 Sq. Ft.|