7 BISLEY ST., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $599,000
SELLING PRICE $691,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $486,000 (2009)
TAXES $3,763 (2013)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
LISTING AGENTS Cameron Weir and Scott Hanton, Keller Williams Advantage Realty
The Action: During the last week of April, this more than century-old row home in Leslieville was besieged with buyers, including nearly three dozen with private showings and over 300 attending two weekend open houses. Tours came to a halt once a bidding war broke out between five buyers.
What They Got: This 1,724-square-foot house was stripped and infused with modern upgrades as simple as new hardwood floors and bedroom windows, yet as complex as redesigning the kitchen and two bathrooms, including one off a revamped main-floor laundry room and another with a skylight, soaker tub, glass shower stall and heated tile floors.
A sky-lit atrium brings natural light into the open living and dining area and second-floor landing with access to two bedrooms, including one with a ladder to a loft area, and a second staircase to a third-floor master suite with a new walk-in closet.
There is no parking on the private 13-by-74-foot grounds, but it is steps from Queen Street streetcars and businesses.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s was a very funky row home from the 1890s that was completely renovated,” says agent Cameron Weir, who notes improvements even to often overlooked areas. “Over the last few years, the sellers completely gutted the bathrooms and added radiant floor heating and custom closets.”
As much as buyers liked its condo loft feel, its freehold status was a bigger asset. “It has land value and location, and it was so unique,” Mr. Weir added. “The backyard was set up really nicely and there was a cute little front yard as well.”
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