17 WAINWRIGHT DR., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $1,229,000
SELLING PRICE $1,226,500
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $939,000 (2004); $252,000 (1994)
TAXES $8,578 (2013)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 29
LISTING AGENTS Niels and Doris Christensen, Re/Max Professionals Inc.
The Action: This detached residence with an attached double garage suited a small pool of buyers more invested in the lavishly landscaped corner lot than its location across from a small plaza. So it took a month of exposure to lure out a dozen visitors and one negotiable offer.
What They Got: Various owners modified this Georgian-style house, beginning outside where more than $150,000 was recently spent landscaping the 115-by-60-foot grounds with stone patios, decks, a water feature and wrought iron fencing around the secluded backyard.
The original 1960s bungalow was topped up with four bedrooms with either a walk-in closet or private bathroom, though the master has both.
Public quarters include a fireside living room and formal dining room, as well as an open family room off the eat-in kitchen and lower level recreation room with a guest bedroom and fifth bathroom.
The Agent’s Take: “They had done extraordinary upgrades to make use of everything,” says agent Doris Christensen, citing the backyard as one example. “The sellers had done high-end landscaping you typically find in multimillion-dollar homes.”
However, alterations did not compromise the property's integrity. “The character of the home had a more traditional feel,” Ms. Christensen says.
“It had a really large-size dining room, so it could accommodate a huge gathering, and the kitchen/family room aspect was quite a unique feature in that price range.”
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