3189 Dundas St. W., Toronto
ASKING PRICE $449,000
SELLING PRICE $460,000
TAXES $2,884 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET seven
LISTING AGENT Jeanette Grant, Marketpoint Realty Corp.
THE ACTION: About a dozen buyers flocked to an open house for this detached residence in the Junction while twice as many shoppers opted for private showings. Two rival offers were submitted after a week of exposure.
WHAT THEY GOT: On a street lined with small shops, services and low-rise properties, this over 80-year-old house is uniquely situated on a 31- by 65-foot piece of land between Malta Park and a car wash.
Inside, the atmosphere is classic and charming, starting with a formal living room with oak hardwood floors, stained glass windows flanking the fireplace and French doors to a dining room.
The eat-in kitchen is bright with windows on three sides and a back door to a secluded south-facing yard with a patio and green space.
All three bedrooms and one of two full bathrooms are on the second floor.
For extra space, there is an open recreation room in the basement, which has a separate side entrance to the driveway and garage.
THE AGENT’S TAKE: “Situated right next to Malta Park – and loved by the same family for more than 40 years – it made for a great place to live now and held endless opportunities from a commercial or mixed-use perspective as the gentrification of the Junction continues east and west along Dundas,” states agent Jeanette Grant.
“It’s zoned residential right now, but it wouldn’t be difficult at all to get it changed to commercial or mixed-use because, across the street, that’s what they are up and down that side.”