42 EAST YORK AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $599,900
SELLING PRICE $683,500
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICES $470,000 (2007); $229,613 (1999)
TAXES $3,727 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Eight
LISTING AGENT Julie Kinnear, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
The Action: The impeccable presentation of this freehold townhouse, which was not staged, instilled a sense of urgency among buyers, including several who registered bids soon after their showings. Another, less stylish unit in the complex took longer to sell and for less money a few weeks after.
What They Got: In a community of New York-inspired brownstones a couple blocks north of Pape station, this three-storey townhouse has a 1,330-square-foot plan with stylish interiors and multiple walkouts to the 14-by-71-foot lot and two-car laneway parking.
There are nine-foot ceilings on the main floor, where there is a kitchen with a Juliet balcony, cork floors and a granite breakfast bar overlooking a central dining area and living room with hardwood floors, a gas fireplace and French doors to a deck recently expanded to 14 by 12 feet.
The basement contains a recreation room and laundry room.
The second floor has two carpeted bedrooms and the third level has a master retreat with a walk-in closet, a balcony and entry to one of three bathrooms.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s in a little enclave at Pape and Mortimer, so it’s a prime location and was totally quiet,” says agent Julie Kinnear, who notes there are few townhouse options in the area. “It has all the joys of condo ownership, but it’s freehold.”
The highlights of this particular unit was its size and style. “It had lots of space, so you could stay there a long time, and it felt exactly like a house,” Ms. Kinnear said. “It showed really well … and it had a beautiful west-facing deck, which they had upgraded.”
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