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55 HOGARTH AVE., TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $1,599,800

SELLING PRICE $1,600,000

TAXES $8,507 (2013)

DAYS ON THE MARKET 12

LISTING AGENT Terry Butts, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd.

The Action: Sandwiched between Riverdale Park to the west and Withrow Park on the east, this large three-storey home sits in the heart of “prime” Riverdale. It rubs elbows with the picket-fenced 1875 Thomas Hogarth House across the street and the Owen Staples House six doors down, two of the neighbourhood’s oldest homes. Larger than most neighbouring homes but in need of renovation, the sale was fairly quick, with a deal for just over the asking price signed in less than two weeks.

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What They Got: The same family occupied this more than century-old Edwardian for more than 50 years. The home has a traditional brick façade, wide veranda and bay and stained glass windows. There is a separate “servant’s” entrance on the east side of the house that leads directly to the basement. The home still has its original hardwood floors and much of the original woodwork. There are seven bedrooms, two of which have fireplaces and one with a walkout to a sunroom.

Entertaining is done primarily on the main floor, where there is a den, fireside living and dining rooms and a family room, plus a kitchen, pantry and one of two bathrooms.

A long private driveway leads to a detached garage and a large shaded yard on the 50-by 130-foot lot.

Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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