29 ST MARKS RD., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $799,000
SELLING PRICE $880,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $240,000 (1991)
TAXES $5,252 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Nine
LISTING AGENT Andrea Morrison, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
The Action: This detached residence was priced less than $800,000 in an effort to secure a sale before the Christmas holidays.
Five strong proposals emerged promptly after two public open houses and nearly two dozen private showings.
What They Got: The current layout of this 1920s, brick house provides several social and
work areas, from a lower-level office, workshop and recreation room to a main-floor den,
living room, cooking and dining area and family room with one
of two walkouts to a bi-level deck built around a large tree.
Classic hardwood floors
appear in the principal rooms and all four bedrooms on the upper level, along with the largest of three bathrooms and laundry facilities.
Along the side of the 35-by-125-foot lot is a mutual driveway to a garage.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s a beautiful, quaint-looking cottage with a big addition at the back,” says agent Andrea Morrison.
“It has four bedrooms, a main-floor family room and powder room, but just to look at it from the outside, you’d have no idea it was so big.”
Rooms within the 15-year-old addition also offer prime access and views of the outdoor space. “It had a beautiful, spacious south-facing garden that was very private,” Ms. Morrison adds.
“It was spectacularly treed at the back.”
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