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House of the Week: $960,000 for this Little Portugal reno

ADDRESS: 7 Marshall St.

NEIGHBOURHOOD: Little Portugal

AGENT: Aniceto Gomes, Remax West Realty Inc.

PRICE: $959,000

THE PLACE: Cue the gentry. This recently renovated house offers a modern alternative to buyers who like the west end but not its characteristic cramped duplexes. With hardwood floors, glass-enclosed showers (complete with rain heads) and recessed lighting, the interior is better suited to a downtown loft than Little Portugal.

BRAGGING RIGHTS: With Dundas West quickly becoming the new Queen West, buying now means you can roll your eyes when people brag about hanging out at Henhouse.

BIG SELLING POINT: The in-law suite—here in the form of a finished basement—has a private entrance and is largely separate from the main house, making it ideal for actual in-laws.

POSSIBLE DEAL BREAKER: For some tastes, the black exterior may seem appropriate for Halloween, but a bit too spooky for the other 364 days of the year.

BY THE NUMBERS:

$2,542.97 in taxes
10-foot ceilings
6 bedrooms
5 bathrooms
2 and a half storeys
2-car garage
2 skylights
1 convenient way to avoid the in-laws