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12 Oaklands Avenue

12 Oaklands Avenue



The Globe and Mail

  • 12 Oaklands Avenue
  • Asking price: $899,000
  • Selling price: $855,000
  • Taxes: $7,901 (2008)
  • Lot size: 25 by 110 feet
  • Days on the market: 149
  • Listing agent: Elli Davis, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

The most valuable aspect of this semi-detached house is its location on a desirable street in an area with upscale restaurants and shops, as well as established schools.

“It’s a quiet street in a very central location,” agent Elli Davis says. “You can walk to Yorkville or Bloor Street.”

The house was constructed in the early 1900s, and for a time was a rooming house. The previous owners purchased it in the 1990s, and completely renovated it except for the basement, which remains unfinished.

“Someone might want to update the kitchen and washrooms,” Ms. Davis adds.

The main floor, with hardwood flooring in the principal rooms, includes a two-piece bathroom, living room with a fireplace, and dining room with access to a deck. There also is a walkout from the eat-in kitchen, which contains an island and stainless-steel appliances.

With more than 2,500-square-feet of living space, many rooms are good-size, Ms. Davis says. “[The house] felt large, even though it was a semi.”

A full bathroom and laundry room are on the second floor, along with two carpeted bedrooms, and a den with an exposed brick wall and a wood-burning fireplace (which replaced the original coal-burning version).

The third floor is taken up by the master suite, with a walk-in closet and five-piece bathroom.

There is a parking spot in the front yard.

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