21 BIRCHBARK CRT., RICHMOND HILL, ONT.
ASKING PRICE $1,198,000
SELLING PRICE $1,141,800
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $700,979 (2007)
TAXES $6,308 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 30
LISTING AGENT Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.
The Action: In a quiet enclave nestled against Philips Lake in Richmond Hill, properties can spend upwards of six to eight weeks on the market. But this brick-and-stone residence at the end of a cul-de-sac was picked up after nearly three dozen private showings within a month.
What They Got: The ravine setting of this 57-by-141-foot, pie-shaped lot provides a scenic backdrop for this 3,104-square-foot house with modern amenities, such as five bathrooms, a main floor laundry room, alarm and central vacuum systems and an attached triple garage.
Interior appointments range from nine-foot ceilings and hardwood floors in the den, living and dining area to a fireside family room with cathedral ceilings and an eat-in kitchen with tumbled marble backsplashes, granite counters, ceramic floors and a walkout to a 25-by-15-foot deck.
The top floor was arranged with four bedrooms, each with a private or semi-private bathroom, three with walk-in closets and one with a balcony.
The lower level contains a media room and recreation area with a sauna.
The Agent’s Take: “The key thing is it’s on a cul-de-sac and backs onto huge tableland and ravine,” says agent Bill Thom. “It’s also a premium lot, very deep, so you can put two pools in there and still have room to spare.”
The sellers also kept the property in good shape years after it was constructed in 2007.
“The owners have spent quite a bit of money finishing off the basement and landscaping with a nice deck,” Mr. Thom notes. “Overall the house was well kept, but one of the features was a two-storey family room, which is very nice.”
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