DONE DEALS TORONTO
Queen and Lansdowne
- 145 Sorauren Ave.
- Asking price: $449,000
- Selling price: $485,200
- Taxes: $2,765 (2006)
- Days on market: 8
- Lot size: 19 by 86 feet
- Listing and co-op agent: Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
After being outbid on properties in the High Park and Roncesvalles areas, Julie Kinnear's client acquired this 2 1/2-storey, semi-detached house by offering $35,100 more than the asking price.
"It's right in the heart of the neighbourhood," Ms. Kinnear says, which puts the owner within steps of Sorauren Park, shops and schools.
"It's a really hot neighbourhood."
Original baseboards and trim add charm to the roughly 80-year-old house, which has updated wiring and main-floor hardwood floors, as well as a new roof.
Also, the basement was recently renovated.
The buyer will use the property as a single-family home, but it could easily be separated into two units.
The first would begin on the main floor, where there is a living room with a coffered ceiling, decorative fireplace and pocket doors to the dining room.
The latter provides access to a lower-level bathroom and bedroom, as well as to an eat-in kitchen that opens to a landscaped backyard with an abundance of foliage and a pathway to a patio area.
The second unit would start on the second floor, where there is a bedroom, bathroom and living room.
The kitchen -- with a breakfast area, pantry and appliances -- connects with a sunroom on the back of the house. The top floor contains a bedroom with sloping ceilings.
There is a separate entrance to a common area in the basement, which will be handy if units are rented out. "Both parties would have access to the laundry area," Ms. Kinnear says.
Street parking is available by permit, though public transit is nearby.