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London Home Prices

Backing onto Thames River and Trails

PRICE: $ 124,900
SOLD: $126,000
DATE: May 2003
MLS # 325275

Property Type: one and a half storey

Lot Size: 49.50 x 240

Major intersection: Wharncliffe and Riverside

Bedrooms: 3

Bathrooms: 4 piece bath

Inclusions: window coverings, light fixtures, built in shelves, window air conditioner

Parking: detached garage and long private drive

Taxes: $ 1847 (2002)

Area: Oxford Park

Age: Built in 1867 approx.

Heating & Cooling: Efficient gas furnace.

Financing Example: 5% down, 3 year term at 4.90%, 25 year amortization, the monthly payment inclusive of property taxes is approximately $839.00!

This neighbourhood is composed of a diverse group from professional couples, through young families to retirees. It is a friendly, lively no exit street; kids playing games of street hockey and family strolls emphasize the community feeling. It is also quiet at night, and, being a cul de sac, there is little traffic. The neighbourhood residents have a strong sense of pride in the area...from defeating proposals for inappropriate development, to persuading the city to adopt plans for reducing intermittent flooding in Cavendish Park.

In addition to being a pleasant community tucked away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, this location is surprisingly close to downtown, the University and St Joseph's Hospital. These can be reached by road, or more peacefully using the riverbank trail system. The train, bus and Robert Q airport bus can be walked to in a few minutes. The local amenities include a friendly neighbourhood store , Cherry Hill Village Mall and London Mall are just a quick drive away ....with grocery, liquor, pharmacy, banks and more!!

The city riverbank trails meet nearby at the Forks of the Thames and allow bike, foot and roller blade access many kilometers to the north, east and west. More locally, Cavendish Park allows a truly rural stroll through forest and meadows alongside the river. In winter there is skiing and skating at your doorstep. Over the years the trail system and bridges have been walked and diverse native trees and plants appreciated. One trail leads directly to "the beach" where you can launch into the river. It is possible to canoe several km of the Thames. You will especially enjoy the canoe visits to Storybook Gardens, Saturn Wonderland , or a hot air balloon festival or firework display at the Forks. For the more adventurous , the Thames provides a lively downstream run in spring.

The enormous backyard has been extensively landscaped over the years to take advantage of the lot and location, and to support various horticultural interests, while leaving plenty of room for the kids to play. The soil is excellent sandy loam, maintained in prime condition. At the bottom of the hill, the newer beds are a moist silt loam, but can be flooded every once in awhile. The gardens have been organically treated and contain a wide variety of perennials, shrubs and bulbs, including collections of clematis, foxgloves, and hardy geraniums. The values of these plants is many thousands of dollars.

The home itself has an interesting history. Originally built over 100 years ago by the Forward family, it was the neighbourhood store. Interesting artifacts occasionally turn up in the garden, including flint arrowheads, old enamel signs, antique glass bottles etc.

The eclectic nature of this home will appeal to certain special people. There is a spacious living area with 2 built in bookshelves or entertainment areas. The main floor bedroom has a built in desk. The country sized cupboard laden kitchen is wonderful...its bright and sunny and has access to the back mud room or sun room and backyard.There is also a family sized eating area.

Off the kitchen is a main floor den area that is perfect for office work, a play room for the little ones or the family piano! There are built in shelves here to for all your novels!! The main floor laundry and 4 piece bath are located just off this area.

Upstairs are 2 bedrooms and a large landing that is perfect as a computer or study area or a nice place for a 2nd television or reading area. This home has tons of cupboards, shelves and storage nooks.

It has an interesting layout and offers more room than you would ever believe possible. And with a mud room out back its perfect for the little ones boots and coats or a great spot for the pet pooch to dry off after a run on the trails.

With the kitchen at the back of the house summer BBQ's under the wisteria covered patio are a journey into another world! And dad will love the garage..its the perfect workshop or storage area plus there is a large garden shed.

The shingles were recently replaced also.

So if you are looking for something very special with a garden and lot to die for yet not in the country but having a country feel...steps to all kinds of activities and amenities...with a one of a kind backyard having access to mother nature defined....and you are starting out, winding down or settling in... this is a piece of heaven you should consider. Call 679-5443 ID 5780 for 24 hour ad.

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Make this your own Garden Wonderland

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Take a stroll down the path by the stone walls right to the Thames River
  Photo of property Quaint home nestled on a no exit street

Photo of property Large open kitchen with a ton of cupboards

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Family sized eating area

Photo of property Large living room with built-in entertainment center

Photo of property Includes built-in bookshelves for convenience

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Den area great for kids play room and close to main floor laundry and full bath

Photo of property Upstairs sitting area with built-in desk great spot for your office space or computer area

Photo of property Enjoy summer BBQ's under the covered patio

Photo of property Amazing gardens!!!

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519-471-8888    London, ON
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Independently Owned and Operated
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London ON
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