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TAXES $3,833 (2013)


CO-OP AGENT Anil Khera, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.

The Action: Clients of agent Anil Khera were defeated in two bidding wars for well-kept duplexes in different sections of the city, so they were determined to buy this modern, semi-detached house a couple blocks from Withrow Park and Pape subway station. Their offer of $131,600 more than the list price earned them ownership.

What They Got: This roughly century-old, brick structure on a 16-by-96-foot lot is divided into two units with updated finishes, such as bamboo floors and floating vanities in the four-piece bathrooms, plus private outdoor space and laneway parking.

One unit contains living and dining rooms and an eat-in kitchen with custom butcher-block counters, banquet seating and stainless steel appliances, as well as

walkouts to the south-facing yard and basement, where there is a bedroom with pot lights, above grade windows and separate rear entry.

The 1,040-square-foot owner's suite occupies the top two floors with the kitchen, living and dining areas on the second level, and two bedrooms on the third floor, including one with a trellis-covered rooftop deck.

The Agent's Take: "[The buyers] wanted to be in an area that was family-friendly and close to parks, quieter streets, transit and shopping," says Mr. Khera. "It's a great little cul-de-sac. … that's very communal with street parties, and all the neighbours know each other and get along well."

What sold the buyers on this house were the modern alterations. "The renovations were done by the previous owners who were both architects, so there are a lot of really smart nooks and crannies, built-ins, storage features, bookcases and media units throughout the house," Mr. Khera adds.

"With most semis, I find you have to have lights on because you only have windows at the front and back, but the way they have placed the windows, it was super bright."

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