39 GLENGOWAN RD., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $1,279,000
SELLING PRICE $1,362,800
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $370,000 (1997)
TAXES $7,388 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Four
LISTING AGENTS Sue Mills and Sarah O’Neill, Royal LePage Signature Realty
The Action: An original Lawrence Park residence with its name Wyndekrest embedded above its entrance often draws curious stares from neighbours and passersby. So word of its sale pulled in over 20 parties during the open house and two dozen midweek, followed by several offers from eager buyers seeking an entry-level home in the prestigious neighbourhood.
What They Got: In the past decade, this roughly century-old residence was updated with new windows, furnace and hardwood floors, along with a modern kitchen with stainless steel appliances, Caesarstone quartz counters, marble backsplashes and an exit to a courtyard beside the double garage.
Entertainment zones within the 2,287-square-foot space include a living room with a gas fireplace flanked by garden doors, open dining and family areas and a lower-level recreation room.
The largest of five bedrooms upstairs features a walk-in closet and entry into one of three bathrooms.
Though the 50-by-130-foot corner lot sides onto a busy street, it backs onto the Blythwood ravine.
The Agent’s Take: “Thirty-nine Glengowan Road was Lawrence Park’s landmark Wyndekrest home and a fabulous entry into one of Toronto’s most sought-after neighbourhoods,” agent Sue Mills said. “[Plus] it backs onto the ravine, which was nice.”
Though older homes often disappear in favour of newer versions, this one will be spared that fate. “This was one of the architecturally significant homes in Lawrence Park,” Ms. Mills added.
“It had a lot of original charm and character of the house with some updates to the kitchen and bathrooms.”
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