DONE DEALS TORONTO
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.