22 BABY POINT RD., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $1,099,000
SELLING PRICE $1,175,215
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $939,900 (2010); $405,000 (1992)
TAXES $6,857 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 11
LISTING AGENT Nutan Brown, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
The Action: Near the quaint shops and cafés on Jane Street and Magwood Park on the Humber River, this detached, two-storey residence was seen by about a dozen buyers with private showings and over three dozen at two public open houses. Three shoppers returned with offers on the date they would be reviewed.
What They Got: Various owners renovated and expanded most areas of this 1930s house has , so it currently contains five bedrooms, three stylish bathrooms, kitchen and entertaining areas, plus an attached garage and private driveway on the 35-by 115-feet.
Hardwood floors, wood trims and leaded-glass windows are classic highlights in some bedrooms, the fireside living room and a formal dining room with a walkout to a covered patio and yard that is also accessible from the family room.
Additional bonuses include a lower level recreation room with a second fireplace and a master suite with his-and-her closets and a private, two-piece bathroom.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s a very attractive price point to get into this neighbourhood, which is a very upscale, sought-after neighbourhood,” agent Nutan Brown said. “One of the other attractions of the area is the ability to join the Baby Point Club, which is a community-based and family-oriented club that’s been in existence for over 50 years.”As for the house, it had ample space for families to play in and personalize. “It’s a unique property in that it was a five-bedroom home. From the street, you wouldn’t expect it to be as large as it was,” Ms. Brown said.
“Also in the last two years, the clients that owned it had done a substantial amount of mechanical updating … so people really appreciate that they can spend money on the cosmetics rather than mechanical and structural [updates].”