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First visitor to Birchcliffe home makes an offer Add to ...

11 HARDING BLVD., TORONTO

ASKING PRICE $900,000

SELLING PRICE $900,000

PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $647,000 (2009) ; $624,450 (2007); $274,000 (1988)

TAXES $5,054 (2013)

DAYS ON THE MARKET One

LISTING AGENTS Jenelle Cameron, Laura Golbeck and Miranda Mckenna, Re/Max Hallmark Realty Inc.

The Action: Birchcliffe residences generally sell in a month’s time, but on a street by the lake styles vary widely, from original bungalows to renovated dwellings, there is little turnover and a lot of demand. For instance, once this detached bungalow was privately listed by agent and owner, Jenelle Cameron, the first visitor made an offer.

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What They Got: This roughly 80-year-old bungalow was designed with wood beams and glass finishes, entertaining areas with gas and wood-burning fireplaces and a couple walkouts to the patio, 50-by-120-foot grounds and garage.

There is 2,000 square feet of space on each level to accommodate two main-floor bedrooms, an updated kitchen, formal dining space, a family room and sunroom addition, along with a guest suite and two of three remodeled bathrooms in the basement.

The Agent’s Take: “Birchcliffe is a great neighbourhood east of the Beach in Toronto. It sits on the Bluffs and there’s a lot more space than in the inner city pockets, yet you’re really close to everything,” Ms. Cameron said.

“You’re in amongst some really unusual and unique homes – most of them sit on the water or have a view of the lake – and it’s almost like cottage country with no sidewalks and it’s very quiet and peaceful with a lot of wildlife.”

This home’s design also complements its surroundings “This is a totally unique home, probably unlike any other. It’s very mid-century modern with all glass and wood, it looks a lot like a ski chalet,” Ms. Cameron said.

“This particular home is great because it sits right on the Bluff and you have a wonderful view of the Lake Ontario.”

Editor's note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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