50 MCMULLEN DR, STOUFFVILLE, ONT.
ASKING PRICE $1,029,000
SELLING PRICE $1,025,000
TAXES $5,815 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 38
LISTING AGENTS Dina Maglietta and David Knox, Summerhill Prestige Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: In a small town less than a 30 minute drive north of Toronto, the Ballantrae Golf Club provides a scenic setting for this detached bungalow, which only a few people had the chance to tour before an eager house hunter made an offer.
What They Got: Built over a decade ago and recently renovated, this family home is fully-accessible with a main floor great room with vaulted two-storey windows, a fireside family room with a walkout to an expansive deck, and a library with a gas fireplace and an elevator to a fireside recreation room below.
Meals can be enjoyed in the formal dining room, in the breakfast room or on the kitchen's granite-topped island.
Private sleeping quarters include three bedrooms, each with access to a private or semi-ensuite bathrooms, and a deck off the master suite.
To carry out daily chores with ease, there are a total of five bathrooms, a central vacuum system and a main floor laundry room with direct access to the triple garage, as well as a 20-by-24-foot heated workshop.
The basement could also be used as an in-law suite, as it has a separate living area, bedroom, bathroom, laundry and kitchen facilities and a separate entrance.
The Agent’s Take: “It was a premium lot backing onto the golf course,” says agent Dina Maglietta. “It was a gorgeous house – a one-of-a-kind property – upgraded extensively inside and out.”
For instance, the seller extensively landscaped the 100-by-350-foot lot with everything from mature, 50-foot tall evergreens to a pond and gazebo. “None of the other homes had that,” says Ms. Maglietta, who also cites the rarity of an elevator inside.
“It’s really attractive because when it’s lowered to the basement, you wouldn’t even know the house has an elevator because the top of it is hardwood, so it mixes in with the hardwood floors on the main floor.”