181 MAVETY ST., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $589,000
SELLING PRICE $648,181
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $452,500 (2006); $312,000 (2002)
TAXES $3,612 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Eight
LISTING AGENTS Paul Johnston and Matt Manuel, Right at Home Realty Inc.
The Action: Just south of the up-and-coming shops, restaurants and cafés in the heart of The Junction, this 2 1/2-storey townhouse was toured by roughly 40 interested parties over the course of a week. Three offers were submitted and a deal sealed for nearly $60,000 more than the list price.
What They Got: This late 19th-century, brick Victorian was entirely restored, personalized and opened up by various owners, including the sellers who installed new hardwood floors throughout and landscaped the front yard and rear garden off the eat-in kitchen.
Exposed brick walls add an interesting visual element to the open living and dining rooms, as does a sky lit loft area accessible via a spiral staircase in the largest of three bedrooms on the second floor.
To store large items, there is an unfinished basement and parking off a laneway behind the 17-by-112-foot lot.
The Agent’s Take:“The Junction has become remarkably sought-after and when you come across a home that’s really stylish and largely updated, there will be a lot of activity,” agent Paul Johnston said.
“This is in a row of about 10 beautiful Victorians that have survived the test of time and it’s probably one in the best condition.”