Done deals: Gerrard and Logan

113 Simpson Avenue
113 Simpson Avenue


Gerrard and Logan

From Friday's Globe and Mail

  • 113 Simpson Avenue
  • Asking price: $799,000
  • Selling price: $795,000
  • Taxes: $3,800 (2007)
  • Lot size: 25 by 118 feet
  • Days on the market: 49
  • Listing agent: Julie Kinnear and K.J. Duck, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

This two-storey house in Riverdale lacks private parking, but that's a minor drawback given all the modern conveniences and amenities it offers, agent Julie Kinnear says.

Once owned and rented out by an adjacent church, the three-bedroom property was in disrepair less than a year ago, before the latest owners gutted it, created a three-floor addition, updated the mechanics and installed high-quality finishes throughout.

"It's very rare in that neighbourhood to get a house like that," Ms. Kinnear says. "Most of them are renovated, but they're not virtually new."

In addition, the old-fashioned front porch was rebuilt, new sod was laid, and a deck and interlocking walkways were added.

The home's traditional brick facade was kept, however. "What I liked best about it is that it fit into the neighbourhood," Ms. Kinnear explains. "It's a beautiful home."

There is an open living area with a fireplace and a dining space with a bay window.

Oak hardwood flooring was installed throughout, including a remodelled kitchen that features granite countertops; stainless-steel appliances - one of which is a gas stove - and an island with a breakfast bar.

The family room has a gas fireplace, a nine-foot ceiling and French doors that open to the deck and south-facing backyard.

A powder room completes the level.

The main bathroom is upstairs along with the bedrooms. The master suite has a vaulted ceiling and five-piece bathroom with vessel sinks, air-jet tub and shower stall.

The basement was dug out to create eight-foot ceilings. Completely finished, the level includes a rec room with a rear exit, a bedroom, bathroom and laundry area.

Another bonus is the property's proximity to shops, the subway and schools, as well as Withrow and Riverdale parks.

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