510 BEDFORD PARK AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $1,448,000
SELLING PRICE $1,395,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $1,250,000 (2009)
TAXES $7,580 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 13
LISTING AGENTS Sue Mills and Katie Mills, Royal LePage Signature Realty
The Action: This three-bedroom house had a healthy dose of competition with larger four-bedroom properties listed nearby this spring. But 30 private showings and two open houses with two dozen visitors proved a good enough attendance record to tally two rival offers simultaneously.
What They Got: Various occupants topped up and rebuilt a bungalow on a corner lot into a 2,432-square-foot space that the last owners improved with modern finishes, mechanics and double garage off the recreation room in the 682-square-foot basement, among other things.
To one side of a two-storey foyer is a living and dining area with a side door to a new deck and fenced yard, while the other side leads to a fireside family room and eat-in kitchen with granite and hardwood surfaces, a Juliet balcony and a butler’s pantry with built-in wine storage and a rear walkout.
Half of the second floor was reserved for a master suite with a walk-in closet, gas fireplace and the largest of four bathrooms, complete with a whirlpool tub and glass stall with a rainfall showerhead and hand-held spray.
The 300-square-foot carriage house was recently refurbished with built-in counters, cabinetry, laminate floors and electrical, heating and cooling systems.
The Agent’s Take: “This was truly a picture-perfect home in the sought-after Ledbury neighbourhood,” agent Sue Mills said. “Buyers appreciated the tasteful decoration, immaculate condition, renovated kitchen and baths and loads of light.”
The design is also conducive to a wide range of activities. “It’s a great house for somebody downsizing because it has a nice living and dining room and a nice open-concept kitchen and family room, and three bedrooms rather than four,” Ms. Mills said.
“The fabulous 40-by-133-foot, sun-filled lot was ideal for a pool and featured beautiful gardens and a rare separate carriage house used as a workshop by the sellers [but] ideal for an office or gym.”
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