211 GARDEN AVE. , TORONTO
ASKING PRICE: $749,000
SELLING PRICE: $865,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES: $645,000 (2009)
TAXES: $4,001 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET: Eight
LISTING AGENT: Julie Kinnear and Holly Chandler, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
Situated next to Garden Avenue Jr. Public School and across from St. Casimir's Church just off Roncesvalles Avenue, this semi-detached residence was a hub of activity before a handful of offers materialized last November.
What They Got:
Since 2009, this roughly 90-year-old Edwardian was injected with modern services and style, from new roofing, windows, wiring, plumbing and cooling systems to a refurbished kitchen with granite counters, butcher block breakfast bar, glass backsplashes, stainless steel appliances and mudroom to the deck.
The main section of this 1,910-square-foot house contains a fireside living room and formal dining area with hardwood floors, along with three second floor bedrooms and two third floor sleeping quarters.
The 700-square-foot basement contains a recreation area, kitchenette and second full bathroom.
A south-facing yard and parking pad round out the 20-by-100-foot lot.
The Agent's Take:
"This was steps from Roncesvalles and it was also on the west side on Roncesvalles, which is a little bit more desirable for some people."
This house also stood on its own merits.
"It was perfect for a family," Ms. Chandler states.
"It had five bedrooms all generously sized, and it was in move-in condition with lots of character left."