Done deals: Swansea

50 south kingsway
50 south kingsway



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.

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