- 158 ROXTON ROAD, TORONTO
- ASKING PRICE: $749,900
- SELLING PRICE: $750,000
- PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE: $260,000 (1998)
- TAXES: $4,132 (2010)
- DAYS ON THE MARKET: 6
The Action: There were two weekend open houses for this detached, three-storey residence across from Fred Hamilton Park in Little Italy. Many homeowners on the street are long-time residents, including the seller, so this property quickly fetched two bids on the day offers were reviewed.
What They Got: This more than century-old house is updated and contains 2,270 square feet of living space, including five bedrooms, two full bathrooms and open concept living and dining areas, as well as a new roof, and heating and cooling systems installed in 2002.
The kitchen has an entry to the deck and private yard, along with a rare den and laundry room addition that was topped off with a new office off one of the three bedrooms on the second floor.
The third floor has two bedrooms, including one with plumbing and gas for a future kitchen.
There is a separate rear entrance to the 750-square-foot basement, which has a recreation room.
With parking at a premium, it had a desirable detached double garage across the back of the 21- by 127-foot lot.
The Agent's Take:
"It was a great old house with lots of potential, and was right across from a park," agent Julie Kinnear says. "And of course, it's steps to all the cool stuff in Little Italy."