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Two bids for semi in trendy Leslieville Add to ...




PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $460,000 (2013); $118,000 (1994)

TAXES $2,912 (2013)


LISTING AGENT Anil Khera, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.

The Action: Near the cluster of film studios and industrial outposts in Leslieville, property values are rising, with a few residences recently selling before their offer dates for over $1-million. While there was no bully offer on this semi-detached house backing onto the Morse Street playground, there were two rival bids on the presentation date mid-April.

What They Got: Within the past year, this home, older than a century, had been essentially gutted to modernize the 1,260-square-foot interior with contemporary decor and updated mechanics and windows, plus new roofing and fresh landscaping for the 16-by-129-foot lot.

Hardwood floors in the living room flow through the dining area and the kitchen has been revamped with stainless steel appliances, a reclaimed wood breakfast bar with exposed bark on one edge, a new powder room and a walkout to a deck.

The second floor was given a skylight, laundry facilities and one of two full bathrooms with heated floors to serve the three bedrooms.

The 630-square-foot basement was dug out and carpeted in the guest room and recreation area.

Two-car parking is situated off a laneway.

The Agent’s Take: “The biggest selling feature would be that it’s a meticulous and very well-thought-out renovation done over a period of eight months,” said agent Anil Khera.

“It has high quality workmanship and everything – not only what you see but everything behind the scenes – was also done at a very high level.”

Curious neighbours even envied elements their homes lacked. “Semis tend to be a little bit darker, but this has a nice big front window west-facing … and a huge skylight above the stairwell that brought so much light into the house,” Mr. Khera states.

“For the breakfast bar, [the sellers] put in a single piece, live edge slab … it’s very rustic and adds a really nice feature to the kitchen.”

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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