4 EARL ST., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $1,149,000
SELLING PRICE $1,210,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $385,000 (2001)
TAXES $5,915 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Eight
LISTING AGENT Michael O’Brien, Bosley Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: About a dozen private tours were permitted for this semi-detached duplex in the north end of St. James Town. On the predetermined date, offers would be reviewed, two visitors stepped forward.
What They Got: This 21/2-storey brick house, dating as far back as 1886, was renovated and divided into two units, each with two bedrooms, two bathrooms and laundry facilities, including a 2,130-square-foot unit spread across the first and lower levels, and a 1,672-square-foot suite on the two floors above.
The first apartment contains a main floor living room and combined kitchen and dining area with original wood burning fireplaces, hardwood floors and bay windows, as well as an office with backyard access and two lower level bedrooms, including one with a walk-in closet.
The upper unit was arranged with a fireside living room, a kitchen with a deck, one bedroom and a den on the second floor, along with a second bedroom on the third floor.
Private surface parking rounds out the 29-by-117-foot lot.
The Agent’s Take: “The owners spent 10 years renovating, so everything was done carefully – the mechanicals and the finishes – so everything was in excellent shape,” says agent Michael O’Brien. “The basement was special because it had been dug out, so it had very high ceilings, a walkout and big windows, so it didn’t feel like a basement.”
The outdoor space was also envied. “It was a good wide lot that had a private drive in the front, then it had access from a lane in the back,” Mr. O’Brien adds. “So you could park as many as five or six cars.”
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