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Little Italy triplex scores $51,000 bonus Add to ...

399 CRAWFORD ST., TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $1,099,000

SELLING PRICE $1,150,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $370,000 (2007)

TAXES $3,537 (2011)

DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven

LISTING AGENTS Douglas and Trevor Freeman, Freeman Real Estate Ltd.

The Action: Just a few steps south of College Street, this semi-detached triplex was listed for nearly $1.1-million, but quickly sold for $51,000 more.

What They Got: This over 70 year-old residence in Little Italy was given a major makeover with a new stucco and plaster façade, modern mechanics, like digital key pad entry, and three designer bathrooms and kitchens with stainless steel appliances and ceramic backsplashes.

There are 10½-foot ceilings and hardwood floors in the owner-occupied suite on the main level, which has 716-square-feet of space, including a dining area, a living room with laundry facilities hidden within a new media unit, and a kitchen with access to a bedroom with a semi-en suite bathroom and a walkout to a rear deck.

The second floor houses a 594 square-foot unit with a front deck off the bedroom and another outdoor space accessible from the open living room of the U-shaped kitchen.

Front and rear entrances provide access into the 666-square-foot basement apartment that was dug out to create more headroom in the bedroom, linear kitchen and combined living and dining areas.

Two-car parking is located off the rear laneway.

The Agent’s Take: “It’s located in a highly desirable area, so it’s always going to attract a lot of attention,” says agent Trevor Freeman. “The property itself was extensively renovated and extremely well thought out to maximize as much space as possible.”

The lower level also featured conveniences often reserved for above grade units. “Having a front entrance is better than having one at the back,” adds Mr. Freeman. “And it was widened, so it provided the basement unit with a lot of light and made it feel more like a main floor living space as opposed to a cramped basement apartment.”

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