212 CRAWFORD ST., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $1,499,000
SELLING PRICE $1,679,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $356,000 (2004)
TAXES $5,315 (2014)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
LISTING AGENT Joe Pereira, Re/Max West Realty Inc.
The Action: Like many houses snapped up in bidding wars around Trinity Bellwoods Park this winter, this detached Victorian just west of the popular green space received multiple offers after a steady stream of showings and several crowded open houses. One eager house hunter offering $180,000 over the list price took the keys to the house.
What They Got: This three-storey residence preserves original elements from its initial construction around 1888, from a brick façade, gabled roof and bay windows to plaster crown mouldings, 12-inch baseboards and over 10-foot ceilings in the fireside living room and dining area.
The eat-in kitchen has a walkout to the 25-by-126-foot lot, which can also be accessed from a basement suite with above-grade windows in the kitchen and carpeted recreation area.
To modernize the space, the roof and furnace were replaced and oak hardwood floors installed on the main floor within the last four years, plus the original five-bedroom layout was modified to create a third bathroom set amid two second-floor bedrooms and an open, sky-lit bedroom on the top floor.
For extra space, the garage off a laneway was converted into a studio.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s in a prime location,” agent Joe Pereira said. “It’s between Dundas and Queen, close to the park.”
The size and style of this house catered to many buyers, including young professionals and families.
“The home was built in 1888, so there’s a lot of character,” Mr. Pereira said. “[And] this is larger than normal for the area as a 25-foot [wide] detached home.”
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