Done deals: Leslieville

4 Sandford Avenue
4 Sandford Avenue



From Friday's Globe and Mail

  • 4 Sandford Avenue
  • Asking price: $449,900
  • Selling price: $449,900
  • Previous selling price:$294,900 (2002)
  • Taxes: $2,456 (2007)
  • Lot size: 22 by 100 feet
  • Days on the market: 16
  • Listing agent: Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

This two-storey, semi-detached house in Leslieville is tucked into a quiet and scenic enclave, steps from the Little India Bazaar on Gerrard Street and the shops and restaurants on Queen Street East.

"There's a little pocket in there with ... tree-lined streets and older brick houses, so it's different from other parts of Leslieville," agent Julie Kinnear says.

Built in the 1930s, the three-bedroom house has a brick facade with an old-fashioned front porch and updated windows.

The previous owner made a number of improvements over the past five years. Among them: The basement and main-floor bathroom were renovated, a deck with built-in seating was constructed in the rear, and the backyard was landscaped to incorporate a perennial garden as well as a seating area under a trellis.

The team from HGTV's Design Rivals remodelled the open-concept living and dining room, which showcases dark-stained plank hardwood flooring, an exposed-brick accent wall above a wood-burning fireplace, and custom-designed blinds and window coverings.

"They converted it from the country-style look to a trendy, modern and hip look," Ms. Kinnear explains.

The eat-in kitchen, which opens to the yard, has a beamed ceiling and a black-and-white, checkerboard tile floor.

Upstairs, there is a full bathroom as well as the bedrooms. The master suite features wall-to-wall closets, and another bedroom has access to a rear office.

A recreation room, third bathroom and laundry room round out the lower level, which also has a separate rear entrance.

One car can be parked in a mutual driveway.

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