25 Ash Crecent – New Toronto

Asking price: $298,900

Selling price: $295,500

Taxes: $2,300 (2003)

Days on market: 14

New Toronto is often overlooked as a coveted location, but there's a large stock of affordable bungalows and two-storey houses in this pocket of Etobicoke close to a network of parks along Lake Ontario. This two-bedroom bungalow is near the Long Branch station, the terminus for the Queen Street streetcar, and a healthy commercial district along Lake Shore Boulevard.

"You get a nice-size lot at an affordable price, and because it's in an established area you also get a lot of trees," listing agent Julie Kinnear says.

"They called this house the jewel of the neighbourhood," she says.

"The previous owners had taken a bedroom and made it into a dining room. It had the most incredible basement with this beautiful spa bathroom and a huge whirlpool tub."

The large living room spans the width of the home and includes a marble fireplace, while the kitchen with breakfast bar opens out to the back deck. The corner lot is 121 feet deep and is surrounded by a new, high fence.

Other features include a nicely appointed recreation room and office with a brick fireplace, and roughed-in plumbing for a kitchen. The bedroom windows feature California shutters. There are two bathrooms in the house.

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