The fully covered front porch opens to a warm and inviting foyer with Torlys engineered hardwood floors, leaded glass accent window, wainscoting, a good sized coat closet and an open view through the entire house to the rear garden. To the left is the large living room that features a wood burning fireplace with custom Gumwood mantle, crown moulding, decorative ceiling detailing, a full width walk-in bay window area with four windows and quality broadloom with original Oak hardwood flooring underneath.
The traditional dining room is a very welcoming space that offers extensive and beautifully maintained wainscoting, a recessed buffet alcove, immediate access to the kitchen, quality broadloom with original Oak hardwood flooring underneath and direct access to the family room through a set of French doors. The south facing family room addition is sunny and bright with a large skylight with blind, two large south facing windows, two west facing windows, Torlys wide plank bevelled flooring adding warmth and creating an easy living feel throughout the space. Sliding glass doors lead directly to the rear patio and garden.
The modern kitchen is spacious, functional and bright. It features lots of cupboard space, a ceramic backsplash, a large west window and is also enhanced with the impact, stain and moisture resistant Torlys flooring. The kitchen is open to the family room with direct access to the rear garden and patio.
The upper hallway is open and bright with a large west facing window, carpeted floor with original hardwood underneath, beautiful wainscoting and a linen closet with storage drawers.
The large master bedroom has two double closets, crown moulding, four windows that run the full width of the room and quality broadloom with original hardwood floor below. Bedroom number two has original Oak flooring under a quality broadloom, a south facing window and wide closet. Bedroom number three also has broadloom with Oak floor below, a west facing window, wide closet and a tandem room adjoining the south wall. The tandem room is carpeted with hardwood underneath, is very sunny and has multiple windows on the east, south and west sides.
A four piece bathroom exhibiting classic design with original ceramic tile mosaic floor, ceramic tub and shower enclosure, two windows, sconce lighting, original ceramic wall tiles, medicine cabinet and pedestal sink completes this upper level.
The lower level is fully finished with a two-piece bathroom and adds a great deal of excellent family space to this well proportioned home. The lower hall area is carpeted and has a large storage closet with additional storage under the stairs as well as a fully functional wet bar. There is a carpeted recreation/media room with built-in shelving, large above ground window and wall paneling as well as a carpeted games room area with another very large storage closet.
The laundry room has an above grade window, upper cupboards for storage and a folding counter. The adjacent separate storage room has an above-grade window and offers a great deal of very useful space for all those larger, seldom used items. The utility room is also good sized and offers easy access to all the mechanicals and even more storage space.
189 Wanless Avenue is a fantastic and spacious family home on a mature tree-lined street in one of Toronto’s wonderful well established neighbourhoods. It has large principle rooms, a south yard, garage, private pad parking and is only one short block from beautiful Wanless Park. About an eight minute walk from the Lawrence subway station, it affords ideal proximity to superior schools, playgrounds, public transit, private clubs, gourmet shops and fine dining. Only 20 minutes from the city's downtown core and one half hour from the airport, this location presents an ideal urban family setting.