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A high-end reno helps for quick sale in West Toronto

46 Glenwood Ave., Toronto

46 GLENWOOD AVE., TORONTO (BLOOR AND RUNNYMEDE)

ASKING PRICE $869,900

SELLING PRICE $860,000

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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $513,000 (2006)

TAXES $5,000 (2010)

DAYS ON THE MARKET Nine

LISTING AGENT Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

The Action: This updated two-storey house in the west end had more than 60 visitors between private showings and two open houses.

What They Got: With no intention of moving from this circa 1930s residence, the sellers had it totally gutted, modernized and re-engineered by Sandra Baldwin of Lifetime Contractor Ltd., a company named Renovator of the Year in 2010 by the Building Industry and Land Development Association.

Over the past four years, the style and functionality of the 1,500-square-foot residence was improved by the addition of such things as built-in storage and Brazilian hardwood floors and by opening up the principal rooms and installing the most up to date mechanical and media systems.

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There is an enclosed porch and a large foyer and hall leading to a traditional living room with an electric fireplace. The recently combined kitchen and dining area has stainless steel appliances, a quartz covered island and rear access to a den and yard.

Upstairs, an original fourth bedroom was removed to create a large master ensuite bathroom and the main bathroom was refashioned with slate and quartz surfaces.

There is a separate side entrance to a 660-square-foot basement redone with a roughed-in bathroom, a carpeted office and recreation room with a THX projector and 100-inch screen.

Private two-car parking is available on the 30- by 120-foot lot, which is steps from schools, parks and sports facilities, as well as the subway and Bloor Street shops.

The Agent's Take: "A 30-foot lot rarely comes up," says agent Julie Kinnear, who explains that most properties on the treed street are 25-feet wide and share a driveway. "The 30-foot lot allows for it to [have] a private drive."

Plus, the sellers also increased the property's value with their renovations. "This was completely redone: all the walls, all the trims, all the floors, every single bit," Ms. Kinnear says. "It's a pretty high end renovation compared to most in the neighbourhood."

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