Done Deals: Parkdale semi sells for $142,100 over asking price

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The Action: This semi-detached house was such a popular spot off an up-and-coming stretch of Queen Street in Parkdale that it drew several offers, including one $142,100 over the list price.

What They Got: Built over a century ago, this more than 2,700-square-foot house was converted from a duplex into a single-family residence by the sellers with updated mechanics, windows and roof, as well as new hardwood floors throughout, two remodelled bathrooms and a modernized kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a walkout to a new deck, 20-by-80-foot lot and laneway parking.

Hidden out of view from the foyer – between the fireside living room and rear dining area – are stairs to two bedrooms and a fireside family room with access into sitting and studying rooms. Two more bedrooms round out the third floor.

The basement houses a recreation room and third full bathroom.

The Agent's Take:

It was like a detached home with a big foyer, which was unusual, kind of like a cross hall plan where the stairs are on the other side and run up the middle,

agent Julie Kinnear says.

It had a large second floor because they finished the front porch, so there was an extra room [above].

This property’s location was also desirable for different reasons, past and present.

These houses were the grand dames before Toronto was built, so it was the suburbs for the richest of the rich,

Ms. Kinnear explains.

Parkdale is becoming super trendy, too, so there’s a lot of work going on Queen West.
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Published in Globe and Mail, October 31, 2014

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