7 BEARDMORE CRES., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $898,000
SELLING PRICE $930,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $410,000 (1993)
TAXES $5,223 (2011)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Six
LISTING AGENT Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Realty Inc.
The Action: About 30 buyers requested private showings for this detached, two-storey house on a quiet crescent in North York. On the date offers could be submitted, a trio of parties battled to present the best offer.
What They Got: This roughly 45-year-old house is composed of several private quarters and public entertaining areas, such as a living room, a dining room and a fireside family room, as well as an eat-in kitchen with sliding doors to a balcony.
The lower level contains a paneled games room, guest bedroom and recreation room with a wet bar, a second wood-burning fireplace and sliding patio doors to the 53-foot by 152-foot grounds.
The largest of four bedrooms on the second floor features a walk-in closet and access to one of four updated bathrooms.
Modern conveniences include a main floor laundry room, a relatively new water softener system, high-efficiency gas furnace and roofing, as well as a private double driveway and attached garage for parking.
The Agent’s Take: “There are bigger and nicer houses backing onto the ravine on this same street, so this is entry-level,” says agent Bill Thom.
“It comes with a finished walkout basement – which is also close to eight feet high, which is very good for an old home – and the room sizes are very generous upstairs.”
The property’s perks outdoors is its scenic setting with tall trees, gardens and flagstone patios in the front and back yards.
“It’s not on a park or ravine, but it feels that way. It’s a very attractive, private and deep lot,” says Mr. Thom. “It has a little front yard, somewhat enclosed, which is different from most houses were you walk straight to the door.”