309 MANNING AVENUE – TRINITY BELLWOODS
Nestled just south of vibrant College Street in Toronto’s Little Italy neighbourhood, 309 Manning Avenue sits on one of the widest lots on the street. At nearly 20 feet wide and 127 feet deep, this oversized semi-detached home was completely reimagined in 2016 to comfortably suit a large downtown family.
The stunning exterior finishes and curb appeal of this 2 story residence, is arguably the best on the street, and once you step into the foyer of 309 Manning Ave., you realize this home is far more expansive, refined, and better curated than you could have possibly imagined. The owners have spared no expense and every detail was carefully attended to when customizing this house to their taste and needs, including preserving the home’s character by restoring the original exposed brick on every floor. As a charming bonus, the original owner’s 100 year old peonies garden was lovingly safeguarded and still blooms every year!
The open concept main level stands tall with over 9 foot ceilings, and gorgeous distressed oak hardwood flows throughout the entire main and second floors. The first of two family rooms sweeps through wide and long to the dining area. A reclaimed 1700s barn-wood clad fire place anchors this relaxing space, while the bright dining area accommodates an oversized table and opens to the kitchen. An entertainers dream come true! A magazine worthy kitchen was customized to prepare a feast, with a *6-burner gas stove, built-in stainless steel appliances, custom floor to ceiling built-in cabinets dressed with Italian imported hardware, warm lighting, natural stone counter tops, an oversized prep and serve island, and a perfectly appointed family computer nook complete the dreamy heart of this home.
The main floor at nearly 60 feet long, delivers another large family room at the East end, with plenty of room for comfy couches, an oversized television, and powder room. Floor to ceiling rear doors swing open to the large rear deck perfect for entertaining, a carefully maintained park-like back yard, with access to a double detached garage, also completely renovated in 2016. Pops of original art by renowned Toronto artist Nick Sweetman are hidden throughout the outdoor space, helping transform this into a truly magical oasis.
In a separate wing of the second floor, you have the retreat-like master bedroom, clad with custom floor to ceiling built-in closets along with a separate walk-in closet, provides an abundance of storage. There is also a large, light filled marble ensuite bath. This master is definitely a room with a view, which can be enjoyed by walking out to your large private sun deck with breathtaking Toronto skyline views. 3 more carefully appointed bedrooms are ably served with a second large bathroom anchored by a spectacular oversized tub and heated floor.
Slide down to the lower level that was professionally designed from top to bottom. This inviting space welcomes you through double sand-blasted glass entry way doors, flooding the large family room with natural light. Two full size bedrooms are split by a large 4 piece bath, laundry, mini-kitchen, dining room and second entry on the side of the house. Also, as an added bonus, located outside the front basement double doors is a built in exterior storage room perfect for conveniently housing snow shovels, garbage bins, etc.
In a nutshell, this house is a perfect amalgam of style and function. A Trinity Bellwoods retreat within walking distance to Queen West, with Little Italy’s famed restaurant row right out your front door, less than a block from trendy Dundas West, an easy bike ride to anywhere in the downtown core, steps to numerous public transit options, and also walking distance to Kensington Market, Chinatown and the Ossington Strip… all while living on a quiet street full of friendly neighbours the owners wish they could take with them! You really couldn’t ask for a better location in a house that is practically brand new.
On the market July 21, 2020
Designed and custom built in 2016 for a professional athlete and his family in the most exciting pocket of Downtown Toronto.
- Basement Bath(s)
- Basement Bedroom(s)
- Car garage
- Central AC
- Central Heating
- Dining Room
- Family Room
- Finished Basement
- Hardwood Floors
- Security / Alarm
- Stunning views
- Unit Washer/Dryer