25 LARKIN AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $899,000
SELLING PRICE $1,065,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $660,000 (2005); $359,900 (1997)
TAXES $5,745 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
LISTING AGENT Andrea Morrison, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
The Action: On a 25- by 125-foot lot just a block from shops, cafés and restaurants on Bloor Street West, this detached, two-storey welcomed 25 guests with private showings and several groups during two busy public open houses. On the day offers were reviewed, three potential buyers presented offers for the property.
What They Got:This over 80-year-old house displays an air of tradition with its brick façade and leaded glass window in the fireside living room and one of the three bedrooms upstairs.
More modern appointments are showcased inside, such as an updated bathroom with heated floors and an eat-in kitchen with hardwood floors, stainless steel appliances, a quartz-topped island separating the dining room and sliding doors to an upper deck.
In addition, the refinished basement contains an office and recreation room with a second bathroom and a walkout to the patio, south-facing backyard and shed.
The Agent’s Take:“It’s a beautiful house as each owner has done wonderful and quality renovations to it,” says agent Andrea Morrison, who sold this property for the third time. “It had some extra room on the back, so it translated into a bigger kitchen and eat-in area and a little sitting area off the master.”
The outdoor space was also highly valued. “Some of the houses don’t have legal front-yard parking, but this one did, so that was a nice attribute,” Ms. Morrison said. “It’s a block to Bloor and there’s lots of children on the street, so it’s a sought-after street in Swansea.”