326 KENILWORTH AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $619,000
SELLING PRICE $626,500
TAXES $3,856 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
LISTING AGENT Linda Ing-Gilbert, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Ltd.
The action: This semi-detached house tugged at the heartstrings of more than 40 buyers who booked private showings and twice as many that attended public open houses. A bidding war was generated between two young couples, which fetched a price above asking.
What they got: Since the late 1990s, this roughly 80-year-old house was renovated and expanded into a 1,032-square-foot residence with practical components, such as updated roofing, porch railing and mechanics, as well as lavish ones, like a four-piece bathroom remodelled with a Victorian-style claw-foot tub.
Quartz counters, ceramic floors, glass garden door and stainless steel appliances, including a gas stove, were added into an enlarged galley kitchen just off open living and dining areas showcasing hardwood floors and pot lights.
Laminate flooring covers the upper bedrooms and 606-square-foot basement suite, which has nearly eight-foot ceilings in the bedroom, office, entertaining and cooking areas, as well as the bathroom.
Enclosed at the back of the 15-by-110-foot lot is a garden, interlocking patio, deck and garage.
The agent’s take: “A lot of times the lot size is 15-feet [wide], but the house is only 10 or 12 feet. But here, the lot size is mostly all house,” says agent Linda Ing-Gilbert. “Everything in that house was well maintained, it was completely turnkey.”
Even the outdoor space left little for buyers to improve. “It had a great backyard that was very low maintenance with a deck and separate eating area,” adds Ms. Ing-Gilbert. “And then there was a garage and parking, which in the Beach is very sought after.”
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