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Family-friendly features sell semi near the waterfront




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TAXES $2,746 (2013)


LISTING AGENTS Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown, Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty

The Action: Just a few streets east of Colonel Samuel Smith Park on the New Toronto waterfront, this semi-detached house was best suited to families, but many were preoccupied by March Break activities. So the offer date was rescheduled and a dozen visitors later, a buyer negotiated a deal.

What They Got: This circa 1920s residence has several formal spaces with hardwood floors, including a living room, a dining area and kitchen, which has entry to a family room with sliding doors to a deck and private yard.

The windows were updated and the sole bathroom amid three second-floor bedrooms was recently remodelled with a heated floor and marble counter.

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The basement is unfinished, but has a separate entrance off the private driveway and 25-by-125-foot lot.

The Agent's Take: "It's not a neighbourhood where there are a lot of semis, typically [houses] are either two-storey detached or a bungalow," agent Irene Kaushanksy said.

"It was in very good condition and it had a little main-floor family room, which was quite attractive because the basement wasn't finished, and a beautiful renovated bathroom."

The property's tranquil setting was also hard to beat. "It's a quiet street about a block and a half from the lake, so it's quite a green, leafy, nature-oriented area," Ms. Kaushansky said.

"There's Colonel Samuel close by, just a few streets away, a public swimming pool and lots of trails for walking and running."

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