190 Grenview Blvd. S., Toronto (Sunnylea)
Asking price: $2.238-million (April, 2021)
Selling price: $2.905-million (April, 2021)
Previous selling price: $1,171,000 (December, 2013)
Taxes: $8,400 (2021)
Days on the market: Six
Listing agent: Courtney Farquhar, Keller Williams Neighbourhood Realty
This four-bedroom house was renovated to such a high degree that it took about a week to have the building decluttered, staged and photographed for a spring launch. In slightly less time, it fetched a dozen offers, including many from families starved for move-in ready options in the area.
“At the time, there wasn’t much on the market and whatever was [on the market] really didn’t compare to this property,” agent Courtney Farquhar said.
“There were two homes on Grenview just north of this one – both of which were on smaller lots and had not been as updated and renovated like this home – and they both sold for over $2-million.
“We felt listing this at the price we did was a fair price, and people would see the value of our home comparatively speaking.”
The successful bid added $667,000 on top of asking price.
This two-storey house was erected in the 1940s, but signs of recent improvement are visible throughout.
For instance, the 42-foot-by-123-foot lot was given new landscaping and an interlocking stone driveway. The attic above the garage was converted into abedroom, and two of the four bathrooms were clad in marble finishes. The eat-in kitchen was also modified with marble countertops, oak flooring and stainless steel appliances.
Pot lights illuminate entertaining areas on the main and lower levels. The former also exits to a wide deck and yard.
Meanwhile, traditional elements range from a curved doorway in the office to a wood-burning fireplace in the dining room.
“It was a very special home with the nicest of light fixtures, finishings and millwork,” Ms. Farquhar said.
“A lot of homes in the area originally have three bedrooms and two bathrooms but would then be built out over the garage to have a fourth bedroom, which is essentially what [the sellers] did.”
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