Property: Single-family home at 3179 Renfrew Street. $749,900.
According to the realtor, what the young professional couple who own this 1948 home liked best about it is its location. “The owners really enjoyed living in this quiet family neighbourhood,” said agent Terry Eng of the area’s many tree-lined streets, older well-kept homes and tidy yards. Nootka Elementary School and Renfrew Park are a brisk five minute walk away. Renfrew Park leaves a little to be desired with a simple field, aging lacrosse box, neglected outdoor wading pool and outdated playground equipment, but still offers an added green space and recreation area for local residents.
The bungalow is typical of the area with its combined stucco and vinyl exterior and below ground basement. All renovations were completed within the last six years and include hardwood floors and a suite in the basement. At just over 1,800 square feet, it boasts five bedrooms—three up and two down — and unique to houses of this era, it is its four full bathrooms. “I have sold thousands of homes in 24 years and very few older ones have four bathrooms,” said Eng
The front yard has a three-tier garden terrace and a patch of lawn. Around the back there is a garage, storage shed and cement parking area.
Eng said the owners are selling after six years of living in the home because they are “looking to move to a larger home to accommodate a growing family.”