45 Douglas Crescent is a pretty Cape Cod style home on a spectacular ravine lot that leaves nothing to be desired.
Redesigned and renovated with careful thought and consideration to active family lifestyles, every room in this home has an embracing and very comfortable effect. The flow wraps around the centre hall plan, offering every convenience families can ask for: a renovated eat-in kitchen, a large home office, an incredible main floor family room with a direct connection to the ravine, formal principal spaces for large family gatherings, a main floor powder room, and a direct connection to the built-in garage. Each room has been perfectly appointed and each is a delight to enjoy for its various purposes. There are walk-outs to the garden and ravine from both the eat-in kitchen as well as the main floor family room. A deck setting provides a quiet perch to enjoy the sounds of the birds, witness deer walking in the ravine, or watch children play in the beautiful garden setting.
A surprisingly large second floor holds five generous bedrooms and a second-floor laundry room. The primary bedroom offers ravine vistas, a wall of double closets, as well as a fabulous five-piece ensuite bathroom. Connected to the primary bedroom is a unique desk setting with views over the family room and a winding iron staircase that connects you to the main floor again. All additional bedrooms have quiet vistas to the front or rear gardens, many storage opportunities, and can hold large bedroom sets. These bedrooms are serviced by a renovated four-piece bathroom.
The lower level is finished with a big recreation room and a separate entrance to the exteriors. There are multiple storage opportunities in this space for off-season requirements as well.
The manicured gardens surrounding this property are truly inspiring. It is not uncommon for cars to slow in front of 45 Douglas Crescent to take in the blooms of the crab apple tree or the perfectly landscaped design of the property. At the rear, the ravine connection at the back is something you will enjoy every day. It is outstanding throughout all seasons and provides the illusion of life outside of the city while being so quickly connected to the downtown core. Opposite the chain link fence, there is a gradual staircase which leads down to the ravine trails beyond and provides easy access to the Brickworks with weekly farmer’s markets as well as fabulous community events.
Set on a quiet, very low traffic street in Governor’s Bridge, this is an exclusive neighbourhood of residents who enjoy the serenity of the setting but the quick access to shops on Summerhill Avenue and Bayview Avenue. For those that commute downtown or out of town for work, the Bayview extension connects directly to the downtown core and offers a quick connection to the DVP.
45 Douglas Crescent is an incredibly rare ravine lot setting with a majestic, perfectly maintained and proportioned family home. It is an opportunity that is not to be missed!
Two major renovations done to home, once in 1991 and again in 2001.
New facelift to front facade of house with new shutters, windows, front door, and roof – 2012
Repainted kitchen cabinets, interior walls, new light fixtures were installed, and renovation to the family room were done – 2014
Gardens have been landscaped and designed throughout the 35 years the owners have lived in this home.
New flagstone walkway and English garden setting in front.