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381 Willard Ave., Toronto

ASKING PRICE $1,149,900

SELLING PRICE $1,420,560


TAXES $6,666 (2014)


CO-OP AGENT Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.

The Action: Clients of agent Nutan Brown were very specific in their requirements for buying a family home in or around their west-end community, so they only considered about 15 over the span of three years. As soon as they toured this detached, two-storey house, they made a substantial pre-emptive offer to make it their own as soon as possible.

What They Got: Contained within a 1930s, brick structure are two self-contained living quarters, each occupying one floor with a fireside living room, dining area, tiled kitchen with appliances, four-piece bathroom and three bedrooms, including master suites with a den.

Additional space can be found in the basement, which has a separate entrance to a mutual driveway and double garage on the 38-by-119-foot lot.

The Agent's Take: "What intrigued [the buyers] was the amount of space that this home offered, where they could probably only occupy a portion of it and still generate some rental income out of another portion," Ms. Brown says.

"It's almost 50 per cent larger than most of the homes we've seen."

This house also has easy access to amenities – such as schools, shops and subway – on foot or by car. "[The buyers are] walkers and subway users, so the walkability to Bloor West Village and the subway was very important," Ms. Brown says.

"The other unique and interesting feature is the double-car garage, which is rare in that neighbourhood."

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