59 FOREST GROVE DR., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $2,590,000
SELLING PRICE $2,530,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $1,650,000 (2010); $1,350,000 (2008)
TAXES $7,586 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Two
LISTING AGENT Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.
The Action: This ranch-style bungalow was only seen by a handful of buyers, but that is all it took, as one visitor was immediately won over and negotiated a quick offer.
What They Got: A ravine lot measuring 95-by 227-feet is currently occupied by a roughly 50-year-old, stone residence with an attached double garage, a circular driveway for ten cars and a south-facing backyard with open green space and mature trees.
Inside, there are three bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as a living room with one of two marble fireplaces, a dining room with a walkout to a two-tiered deck, and an eat-in kitchen with glass counters, stainless steel appliances and granite floors rather than parquet like the other rooms.
Argon gas windows illuminate the basement, which features an office, recreation room and fireside family room with walkout to the yard, as well as two extra bedrooms.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s definitely one of the best lots in the area,” says agent Bill Thom. “It’s 95 by 227 feet and a significant portion of it is tableland unlike some ravine lots that just drop off right away.”
Despite the updated interiors, newer roof and garage door, this house will be replaced like many older homes are.
“Bayview Village is booming,” Mr. Thom said. “It’s in a prime part of Bayview Village on a child-safe cul-de-sac, and very seldom do lots come up on this stretch of the ravine.”