165 PICKERING ST., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $549,000
SELLING PRICE $520,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $468,000 (2010) ; $399,900 (2007); $267,000 (2002); $210,000 (1999)
TAXES $2,749 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 26
LISTING AGENTS Dina Maglietta and David Knox, Summerhill Prestige Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: This 21/2-storey, brick townhouse in the Upper Beaches had more than two dozen showings and a few open houses for realtors and the general public for maximum exposure.
What They Got: The last few owners renovated this 80-year-old house, updating two full bathrooms, a second-floor laundry room and main floor kitchen with access to a deck, patio and walkway to a back gate to laneway parking.
Entertaining areas of this roughly 1,700-square-foot home includes an open living and dining space with a gas fireplace and hardwood floors, along with a lower-level recreation room with an exit to the 14-by-91-foot lot.
Residents can retreat to a second floor master suite with a walk-in closet or two bedrooms on the third floor.
The Agent’s Take: “It was absolutely lovely. It was in move-in condition, it was renovated and it had very tall ceilings and a lovely front and rear garden,” says agent Dina Maglietta. “It had a great walkout from the basement, [which] was professionally finished.”
Buyers also liked the picturesque surroundings. “That particular street has a mix of semi-detached and attached row townhomes, but it’s also graced with many trees and very lovely historic looking properties,” says Ms. Maglietta. “It’s walking distance to all the amenities, public transit, great shops along Kingston Road and schools as well.”