DONE DEALS TORONTO
From Friday's Globe and Mail
- 50 South Kingsway
- Asking price: $515,000
- Selling price: $511,000
- Taxes: $2,866 (2007)
- Days on market: 16
- Listing and co-op agent: Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
This 1-1/2-storey house may be small, but it's big on style — it's been featured on the renovation shows Designer Guys and Designer Superstar Challenge, agent Julie Kinnear says.
Within the past three years, the seller transformed the 1,585-square-foot home inside and out, doing everything from upgrading the mechanics to remodelling the principal room and putting an addition on the back.
"They made good use of a small space," Ms. Kinnear says. "It was like a showpiece."
The front door leads into an open-concept space containing the kitchen, living room and dining room with oak hardwood floors, halogen lights and a staircase with a glass partition wall.
A custom maple breakfast bar, built-in appliances, and black granite countertops complete the cooking area.
The home's two bedrooms are upstairs.
Across the rear is a "glamorous" laundry/mudroom with several windows, built-in shelves and access to a new L-shaped deck, Ms. Kinnear says. There's also an adjacent office with a second entrance cleverly hidden off the dining area.
"[The owners] had a big huge door that was also a mirror in the dining room to make it [look] bigger," she says. "You had no idea there was another room beyond it. It was really cool."
The main bathroom completes this level.
There is a three-piece bathroom in the basement. It also includes a recreation room with a wet bar, ceramic flooring and exposed-beamed ceiling.
Exterior changes include new front and back doors, insulated windows and professional landscaping, as well as motion-sensor lighting for the driveway, and new roofing on the house and detached garage.