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Done Deal, 31 Millbrook Cres., Toronto
Done Deal, 31 Millbrook Cres., Toronto

Four bidders battle for Riverdale semi Add to ...

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.

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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.”

 

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