263 KENILWORTH AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $538,000
SELLING PRICE $605,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $339,000 (2004); $195,000 (1996)
TAXES $3,271 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Two
LISTING AGENT Anita Merlo, Bosley Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: This semi-detached house in the Beaches struck a chord with over a dozen buyers who booked showings just hours after it was listed for sale. Within 24 hours, a trio of buyers presented offers.
What They Got : This brick house on a 16- by 110-foot lot likely dates back to the 1930s, but it had been brought up to date with everything from professionally landscaped grounds, new windows and drains to stylish slate floors and fixtures from Ginger’s in the main bathroom.
Elements key to entertaining consist of a living room with a wood burning fireplace, a formal dining room and a sky lit kitchen with stainless steel appliances, hardwood floors and a walkout to a deck.
Rounding out the house are two bedrooms on the second floor and a carpeted den in the basement.
Parking is not available, which is common of homes on the street, but it is a short walk to amenities.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s in the Beaches area, so it’s steps to Queen Street, transit and the lake,” says agent Anita Merlo. “It had wonderfully landscaped gardens, front and back, and it was all updated, so it showed really well inside.”