82 FAIRLAWN AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $989,000
SELLING PRICE $975,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $825,000 (2009); $351,000 (1998)
TAXES $7,887 (2010)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 10
CO-OP AGENTS Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown, Keller Williams Advantage Realty
The Action: Agents Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown selected this renovated three-storey house in Lawrence Park as an ideal candidate for out of country clients looking for a property near good schools and major transit routes.
What They Got: This 25- by 150-foot lot accommodates a four-bedroom house built in the 1930s, parking on a mutual driveway and a newly fenced backyard and shed.
Between 2006 and 2010, a previous owner not only replaced essential features, like the roofing, windows, furnace, wiring and laundry machines, but also installed designer finishes, such as heated floors in the foyer, main bathroom and master suite.
On the main floor, there is a fireside living room and an open-concept dining area and kitchen with granite counters, an island topped with hardwood and new stainless steel appliances, plus a walkout to a deck with a gas barbecue hookup.
Three bedrooms are situated on the second floor, while the master suite occupies the third floor with cathedral ceilings and a five-piece bathroom with heated floors, a glass shower stall and two-person tub.
A separate side entrance leads to a basement with a family room and powder room.
The property is steps from Yonge Street shops and restaurants, parks and schools, including John Wanless Jr. Public School.
The Agent's Take: "This had a very good use of space, is very bright and well renovated," Ms. Kaushansky says. "[It]had a great location within walking distance to the shops on Yonge Street and a great school district - John Wanless school district - [that]is one of the best in the city."