Done deals: Islington and Lake Shore

88 Tenth Street
88 Tenth Street


Islington and Lake Shore

From Friday's Globe and Mail

  • 88 Tenth Street
  • Asking price: $449,000
  • Selling price: $439,000
  • Taxes: $2,773 (2008)
  • Lot size: 25 by 113 feet
  • Days on the market: four
  • Listing agent: Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

In Etobicoke's New Toronto neighbourhood, properties can remain on the market three weeks to three months, agent Julie Kinnear says.

But this renovated, two-storey house just north of the waterfront was snatched up in a few days, likely because it offered a combination of traditional charm and modern upgrades, and was priced attractively, the agent says.

With a brick facade and old-fashioned porch, the 1,150-square-foot, three-bedroom house has great curb appeal. Some of its windows and the roof were replaced about a decade ago.

Inside, a new furnace and air-conditioning system were installed, and the wiring and plumbing were updated.

The living room features a wood-burning fireplace, built-in bookshelves, crown moulding and, like the adjacent dining room, hardwood flooring.

The kitchen was redone: Extensive cabinetry was installed, along with a breakfast bar, ceramic floors, backsplashes and pot lights. There is a walkout to a fenced garden.

The landscaped yard includes a natural pond, trellises, shrubs, plants and flowers bordering a flagstone patio.

The second floor houses three bedrooms and a four-piece bathroom with a whirlpool tub.

A 565-square-foot basement has a broadloom-covered recreation room, powder room and laundry facilities, as well as a separate entrance.

The garage was converted into a storage space, but there is a legal front parking pad.

Amenities within walking distance include schools, a library and Lakeshore Village shops, restaurants and bakeries. At the base of the street, Rotary Park has waterfront trails, a pool, baseball diamond and children's playground.

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