House of the Week: $630,000 for a semi-detached in Corso Italia with a floating cedar staircase
ADDRESS: 77 Sellers Avenue
NEIGHBOURHOOD: Corso Italia-Davenport
THE PLACE: A completely overhauled semi-detached home near St. Clair and Dufferin. Owner and realtor Amir Shahi finished the renovation in a speedy 92 days.
BRAGGING RIGHTS: Though some in city hall have dubbed St. Clair a “disaster,” the area seems anything but, as it’s hopping with ever more places to go and things to do. You’re not far from Wychwood Barns and drool-inducing fried chicken at The Stockyards.
BIG SELLING POINT: The price, for a move-in-ready home in Toronto’s hot real estate climate, is actually affordable (for some), especially considering the basement is fully finished.
POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: We’re sure those clicking through the photos will delight in identifying pieces from IKEA or Home Depot (but it’s still a smartly done remodel at a reasonable price).
BY THE NUMBERS:
• $2,450 in taxes (2011)
• 3 bedrooms
• 2 bathrooms
• 2 kitchens
• 2 fireplaces
• 1 parking spot