35 LAKEVIEW AVE., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $995,000
SELLING PRICE $1,117,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $322,000 (1988)
TAXES $4,342 (2012)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Seven
LISTING AGENT Kate Watson, Bosley Real Estate Ltd.
The Action: More than 200 groups inspected this detached residence about a block north of Dundas Street, near trendy restaurants and galleries along Ossington Avenue. After one week of exposure, there was a bidding war between three buyers.
What They Got: This late 19th-century Victorian easily accommodated the long-time owner’s various friends and family with 2,404 square feet of space across three floors. A 952-square-foot basement suite has a living room, kitchen and laundry room with stairs leading to the patio, gardens and rear parking.
The main floor features an entertaining area with a decorative fireplace, hardwood floors and moulded ceilings, as well as a central kitchen and rear family room with a back mudroom to the 23-by 110-foot lot.
The second floor houses one of three four-piece bathrooms and four bedrooms, including one with kitchen facilities and another with a rear deck. Meanwhile, the top floor has an open loft bedroom with sky lit vaulted ceilings and rooftop access.
Agent’s Take: “The area itself has mostly semis,” says agent Kate Watson. “[So this] is special because it’s detached and it is a Victorian.”
Buyers were also enamoured by the property’s picturesque setting, from the blooming clementis lining the front walkway to the wide boulevard it fronted onto.
“It’s on Lakeview, which … was originally a private driveway leading to a manor house that is now gone. But it’s an amazing boulevard with very wide grass strips on both sides of the street.” Ms. Watson explains. “So it’s really a lovely street and one of a kind for the area.”
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