DONE DEALS TORONTO
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.