Done deals: Jane and Annette

brumell ave
brumell ave


Jane and Annette

From Friday's Globe and Mail

  • 37 Brumell Avenue
  • Asking price: $629,900
  • Selling price: $695,000
  • Taxes: $4,100 (2006)
  • Days on market: 8
  • Listing and co-op agent: Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

In the prestigious Baby Point neighbourhood, most properties have undergone renovations or are in the process of one.

This roughly 80-year-old house on a quiet, dead-end street falls into the former category with changes made to its décor, mechanics and layout.

In the last decade, the roof and furnace was replaced, the main upstairs bathroom was remodelled and its four-bedroom plan was transformed into a three-bedroom one.

"It's a really nice place," says agent Julie Kinnear. "The owners took great pride in taking care of it."

The kitchen is the "highlight," she says, citing its heated porcelain floors, quartz counters and halogen lights.

A breakfast-room addition offers a built-in window seat and access to the deck in the deep yard.

The living room, adjacent to the dining room, has the first of two modernized, wood-burning fireplaces.

Hardwood floors are not original, though the crown mouldings, wood trims and stained-glass windows are notable period finishes.

On the second level, the master bedroom is a rare asset, formed from two bedrooms and complete with a fireplace and walk-in closet.

There is a separate side entrance to the partially finished basement, which has new stairs, a laundry area and a two-piece bathroom.

The property also has a parking pad and a detached garage.

"You could legally park on the front pad, which is unusual," Ms. Kinnear says.

"A lot of these houses have mutual drives, but they're so narrow to get to the garage that you'd use the garage for storage."

Schools, ravine and parkland, and recreation centres are nearby, along with shops and public transit.

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