6 OAKLANDS AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $1,699,000
SELLING PRICE $1,650,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $830,006 (2005); $360,000 (1988)
TAXES $7,467 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 22
LISTING AGENT Diane Speer, Royal LePage Urban Realty
CO-OP AGENT Christopher Kowal, Royal LePage Urban Realty
The Action: After a couple had a positive open house tour of this recently renovated, semi-detached property near De La Salle College, agent Christopher Kowal helped them negotiate an offer.
What They Got:On a 26- by 110-foot lot facing a short cul-de-sac, this three-storey house contains five bedrooms, including one with a deck and another with a Juliet balcony, four bathrooms and several entertaining areas, plus front-yard parking.
Luxurious finishes include hardwood floors, trims and pot lights in areas like the fireside living room, dining area and kitchen, which is outfitted with stainless steel appliances and a walkout to a deck and west-facing yard.
Broadloom cushions the third floor bedrooms and office, as well as the lower level family room with a fireplace, custom cabinetry and rear exit.
The Agent’s Take:“[The buyers] were looking for more space and they also wanted a house that had a backyard, was on a quiet street and close to good schools. They got all of that with this house,” Mr. Kowal said. “In terms of the structure, it’s fairly typical, but the renovations are what really set it apart.”
For instance, everything was improved, from new wiring and plumbing to open shelving along the upper staircase. “It’s quite fantastic because you can drop your linen off on the way up the stairs,” Mr. Kowal said.
“The chef’s kitchen really caught my eye when I first saw it. It has a huge six-burner stove and a big wide stainless steel fridge.”