84 Beattie Avenue: $534,900 for a brick bungalow charmer in East London’s Hale Street District
Address: 84 Beattie Avenue
Neighbourhood: Hale Street District
Agent: Re/Max Hallmark A Team
A two-bed, two-bath brick bungalow in East London.
Regular readers of this real estate feature may have detected a level of enthusiasm for some of the smaller, post-war bungalow homes that come across our desk ― they’re charming, simple and cozy (and often make for a great entry point into the market, too). With so many new builds taking the form of four- or five-bedroom suburban homes, or the increasingly common suburban row-home development (both with their own charms, no doubt), the modest bungalow sometimes gets overlooked.
Here’s one that you might not want to miss. Located in the Hale Street District, just a short walk from Kiwanis Park, this 1960-built bungalow has real pride of ownership, and has been beautifully maintained by the previous occupants. From the curb, this is evident already: a simple, well-manicured garden bed and small porch start this place off on the right foot.
Inside, it becomes more evident still. There’s hardwood flooring throughout much of the main level, along with well-maintained trim. It features a large living room overlooking the front yard, with a large window adding lots of natural light to the space. The living room leads into the set-apart dining room through a charming archway.
The small footprint of this home doesn’t mean sacrifices in the kitchen, either ― although small, this kitchen has lots of workspace, wood cabinetry, under-cabinet lighting, chic white tiling and plenty of storage space. It also features a beautiful gas range and a big double sink.
The home features two bedrooms on the main floor, as well as a shared bathroom that has been updated to include a walk-in shower and a new vanity.
The basement is finished (with a second bathroom added) and offers a lot of design potential. It’s carpeted, and would make for an ideal TV room, kids’ room or den; a second room in the basement would also be perfect for a small home gym, studio or office, depending on your needs. It’s also got a room that includes a workbench and storage space.
There’s a lot of potential in the backyard, as well. It features a standalone one-car garage, to start with. The house itself leads out onto a stone patio, and behind it is an almost-hidden grass backyard, with a mature tree providing a lot of shade and a small shed at the back adding more storage. There’s landscaped gardens that could easily be used for whatever kind of growing you want to do. It’s also worth mentioning that both the roof and furnace have been replaced within the last five years.
Big Selling Point
A comfortable price-point, a well-maintained home and a great east-end neighbourhood.
By the Numbers
- 2 bedrooms
- 2 bathrooms
- 696 square feet
- 1960 original construction
- $2,517.49 annual property taxex
- 1 detached garage
- 36- by 143-foot lot
- 1 shed
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