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Nestled on one of the most desirable blocks in Old North
78 Thornton Avenue


Nestled on one of the most desirable blocks in Old North, this gracious, century home, circa 1915, exudes a timeless beauty & a nurturing energy. Step onto the lovely covered front porch and feel transported to a time and place where life moves a little slower, where neighbours stop to chat out front & wave as they pass by. Inside, the warmth of rich wood millwork welcomes you and draws your eye to the high ceilings, crown moulding & period details like the leaded glass windows, high baseboards & the old, coal fireplace adorned w/ 3 wood-inlay murals. The oak hardwood has been privy to a century’s worth of stories. Two sets of French doors draw you from the impressive foyer through the living room & then the dining room adjacent to a bright, sunlit kitchen wrapped in crisp, white cabinetry & huge windows overlooking the enchanting perennial gardens & lush trees. The backyard offers a tranquil space to retreat or a wonderful setting to entertain with its large composite deck, stone path, thoughtful array of greenery, and a patio under a pergola illuminated by fairy lights. With over 2300 sq ft above grade the layout is designed with comfortable rooms across three floors. The 2nd floor enjoys 2 bedrooms + a second-floor family room/office offering flexibility as a quiet den or a generous bedroom. 3 full bathrooms + a powder room. 3rd floor primary suite has so much character combining a restful bedroom & a lovely 3-piece ensuite with a sitting room & fireplace. A separate side door provides provide access to the lower-level study/office with 3-piece bathroom- a fantastic option to work from home. A beautiful backyard garage offers excellent storage possibilities – or use it as a man cave or she-shed. Conveniently situated within walking distance to Western University, St. Joseph’s Hospital & the downtown business centre.