9 COWAN AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $729,900
SELLING PRICE $729,900
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $449,900 (2004); $430,000 (2002)
TAXES $4,087 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Ten
CO-OP AGENTS Louise and Jason Dodd, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Johnston and Daniel Division
The Action: Agents Louise and Jason Dodd selected about 20 family-friendly properties across the city for their clients to consider before they ultimately chose this 2½-storey, semi-detached house just north of the CNE grounds and Gardiner Expressway.
What They Got: New windows, heating and an air filter system were among contemporary elements infused into this brick Victorian, which still preserves materials dating as far back as 1880, from etched glass doors to hardwood and pine flooring.
Ceilings are 10 feet above a main floor living room with an antique fireplace, a dining room and an updated kitchen with a marble island, professional appliances and a walkout to a custom cedar deck and landscaped yard.
The lower level recreation room features pot lights and above-grade windows for extra lighting.
Three bedrooms are situated on the second floor, including one with a Juliet balcony, and a fourth bedroom is on the top level with skylights and a five-piece bathroom, which is the largest of four remodelled bathrooms.
Parking is available at the front of the 20-foot by 91-foot lot.
The Agent’s Take: “It was an exceptional, Victorian residence, and it was located on one of South Parkdale’s loveliest streets,” says Ms. Dodd, who felt like she stepped back in time upon entering the home.
“It has elegant, grand, tall formal rooms with exquisite and original period detail, such as an antique fireplace, ornate crown mouldings, ceiling medallions, stained glass, wide trims and baseboards.”