31 MILLBROOK CRES., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $699,000
SELLING PRICE $751,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $319,000 (1996)
TAXES $4,640 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
LISTING AGENTS Sandra Pate and Lina Risi, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd., Johnston and Daniel Division
The Action: Just half a block from Riverdale Park, this semi-detached, 2½-storey residence contains two bedrooms rather than three or four like most neighbouring homes do. Despite this, over 160 buyers swarmed two open houses, prompting four parties to enter a bidding war.
What They Got: There is an air of formality from classic finishes, yet a casual feel from the open flow between rooms in this roughly 90-year-old residence, which contains a living room with a wood burning fireplace, hardwood floors and decorative entry columns to the dining area, and an eat-in kitchen with slate floors and French patio doors to the garden.
For work or study, there is an open den amidst the two second floor bedrooms, which each have a balcony, and an office with a walkout to a deck on the third floor.
Additional space and solitude is offered in the basement where there is a recreation area, kitchen, one of two four-piece bathrooms and a separate entrance.
Outside, there is a 25-by-101-foot lot with a south-facing backyard, shed and two-car parking off a the laneway.
The Agent’s Take: “It had a wonderful, dramatic layout with skylights and high ceilings, ideal for art lovers,” says agent Lina Risi. “It was beautifully landscaped. The owners paid a lot of attention to the front and back of the house, so it was very lovely with stonework, a fountain, a pergola and even a dog run.”