16 ELSFIELD RD., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $769,000
SELLING PRICE $852,100
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $228,500 (1995)
TAXES $4,605 (2014)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Six
LISTING AGENT Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
The Action: Just a few steps south of Bloor Street near Royal York Road, this detached bungalow has classic charm that was enhanced with some professional staging. Its presentation combined with other factors – from a shortage of homes for sale in the popular community to the bungalow’s appeal to end-users and builders alike – prompted more than 180 buyers to visit during frigid February storms.
On the preset offer date, nine shoppers presented bids, including one adding $83,100 to the list price.
What They Got: In the past few years, the windows, roof and mechanics of this 1940s bungalow were replaced, but its original charm remained intact, such as its brick-and-stone façade, hardwood floors throughout and a wood-burning fireplace in the living room.
Social or solo affairs can take place on both levels with two bedrooms, the larger of two bathrooms, a dining area and eat-in kitchen on the main floor, plus a carpeted bedroom and recreation area with pot lights and an electric fireplace below.
The 35-by-100-foot lot is anchored by a private drive, garage and professionally landscaped backyard with perennial gardens, a stone patio and cedar pergola.
The Agent’s Take: “Sunnylea is a wonderful, sought-after, family-oriented neighbourhood,” agent Nutan Brown said. “The street is very charming with many original bungalows much like 16 [Elsfield].”
While many bungalows are topped up or torn down by builders, this one was bought by a family. “The condition of this home is 10 plus plus,” Ms. Brown said.
“Some of the unique features of this home include the beautiful wood-burning fireplace, hardwood floors, Art Deco wood trim and stunning hardware on the doors, a guest bedroom in the basement and the amazing Muskoka cottage rec room.”
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