Swansea Gem

134 Deforest RoadWelcome to 134 Deforest Road, a 2-storey home on a peaceful cul-de-sac in the heart of the sought-after Swansea Village neighbourhood. With a Walk Score of 94, this home is in a walkers’ paradise: it’s just steps away from Bloor Street West retail and subway access, is within easy walking distance from High Park and lakefront parkland, and is close to neighbourhood schools. Deforest Road also has steps built into the end of the cul-de-sac that lead down to Willard Gardens Parkette.

The spacious, warm kitchen, renovated in 2001, is a gem: expanded with a partial addition to the house that features a cathedral ceiling, it has granite countertops and backsplash, potlights, stainless steel appliances — including an extra-wide gas stove with a Vent-A-Hood range hood, Bosch dishwasher, and built-in stainless steel microwave — and a sunny bay window looking out over the backyard. The kitchen also features a French door walk-out to a private deck with steps down to the fully-fenced back garden, which is a true oasis: there is lush greenery, a pond with a working waterfall mechanism, a shed, and tall trees surrounding.

This home exemplifies the craftsmanship and warmth of period design. There is a large, covered front porch that has been recently refinished, as well as a new front door. The entrance includes a front-hall closet, and French doors leading to the living room. This expansive living area features a brick fireplace with elegant sconce lighting on either side, a large bay window with upgraded casement windows, and rich, wood trim throughout. The living room opens to the dining area, which has space for a large table, and features a wood-beam ceiling, a plate rail, a bay window facing the backyard, and a stained-glass accent window (with a new window behind it for added insulation). Both the living and dining areas have 9-foot ceilings and sconce lighting.

Another unique feature is the innovative remote light switch system, which can be operated from your vehicle as you approach or leave the house. These programmable light switches can be found in the living and dining rooms, as well as the main floor hallway, master bedroom, and front porch.

A beautiful stained glass window adorns the stairway to the upper level. There are three well-proportioned bedrooms, each with hardwood floors, upgraded windows, and generous closets with independent lighting. A linen closet in the upstairs hallway provides extra storage, and the back bedroom features a large bay window. The bathroom is quite roomy, and has a casement window, recently refinished ceiling, and pedestal sink.

Mechanics include upgraded thermal windows throughout; upgraded electrical (no knob & tube wiring); updated water supply with great water pressure; and updated drains under the floor and to the street.

134 Deforest Road is a stunning home with an incredible location — truly a must see!

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