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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $545,000 (2008); $406,500 (2002); $266,500 (1996)

TAXES $4,303 (2012)


CO-OP AGENTS Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown, Keller Williams Advantage Realty

The Action: Agents Irene Kaushansky and Philip Brown gathered roughly a dozen properties for inspection by their east-end clients, who decided to buy this detached dwelling just steps from a waterfront park in the Birch Cliff community.

What They Got: At the southeast corner of two residential streets, this 1930s home retains a fairly traditional layout with a front sunroom, adjacent dining room and formal living room with hardwood floors, as well as an updated eat-in kitchen and rear bedroom containing the smallest of three bathrooms.

The top floor houses three bedrooms, including two with walk-in closets, and the lower level offers a guest bedroom and recreation room with above grade windows.

By the kitchen, there is an exit to a deck, fenced backyard, shed and detached garage on the 34-by-130-foot lot.

The Agent’s Take: The buyers “were looking more along the Danforth where they were, but they realized going a little bit further east into this Warden and Kingston Road pocket, they would get a lot more property with a nicer yard and a bigger detached home,” says Ms. Kaushansky.

“It had a lot of original charm and character, which they really liked.”

The lakeside setting also provided solitude in the city. “It’s a nice street, south of Kingston Road in a very quiet, very green and very friendly neighbourhood,” adds Ms. Kaushansky.

Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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