238 FAIRLAWN AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $869,900
SELLING PRICE $901,238
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $297,100 (1997)
TAXES $5,876 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Six
LISTING AGENT Sue Mills, Royal LePage Signature Realty
The Action: Directly across from John Wanless public school, this semi-detached, 2 1/2 storey house was closely examined by nearly 20 buyers with private showings and 30 groups at the open houses. After one week of exposure, two offers were logged and the property was sold for just over $900,000.
What They Got: Since 2004, this 81-year-old house was modernized and supersized into a 1,912-square-foot home with new wiring, updated second-floor bathroom and a third-floor addition created for a master retreat. Plus, the kitchen was revamped and enlarged so it now features stainless steel appliances, bench seating and access to a new deck.
Original sections include a living room with a brick, wood-burning fireplace and leaded glass windows, a formal dining room with wainscoting and three second-floor bedrooms, along with a 716-square-foot basement with an office, recreation room and separate side entrance to the new legal front parking pad.
The Agent’s Take: “It was a rare offering to find this extra-wide, semi-detached home on a fabulous 23.5-by-150-foot lot.” says agent Sue Mills, who notes the average semi has 18-foot frontage. “It felt like a detached house, offering room for the kids to grow.”
A large part of that stems from recent renovations. “An excellent third storey addition featuring a master bedroom retreat with an ensuite bathroom and den was added in 2004, bringing the count to four bedrooms and three full bathrooms,” Ms. Mills said.
“With its ideal blend of character and convenience, an updated eat-in kitchen and lower level, and superb mechanics, the buyers just need to unpack and enjoy.”
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