25 SPRINGBROOK GARDENS, TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $765,000
SELLING PRICE $857,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $190,000 (1996)
TAXES $4,038 (2013)
DAYS ON THE MARKET Eight
CO-OP AGENT Anil Khera, Royal LePage West Realty Group Ltd.
The Action: This winter, popular west-end neighbourhoods had such a low inventory, many of the dozen or so houses looked at by a couple of Queen West residents were snatched up in bidding wars between upward of 10 buyers. So they were prepared to beat out a handful of bidders for this detached Cape Cod residence in Etobicoke.
What They Got: Original residences are often torn down or expanded, so this 1 1/2-storey house falls into the latter category with a family room addition outfitted with a gas fireplace and walkouts to a south-facing deck and driveway to an attached double garage on the 43-by-125-foot lot.
The interiors also displayed updated trims and pot lights in a front den, open living room with an electric fireplace, a dining area and kitchen with tile floors and stainless steel appliances.
There are two bedrooms on the second floor and a third on the lower level, along with a fireside recreation room with above grade windows and a third bathroom.
The Agent’s Take: “We looked at a variety of pockets in the city, like High Park, Roncesvalles and Bloor West … but weren’t able to get the same amount of space – both interior and exterior – in those areas as you could here,” says the buyer’s agent, Anil Khera.
“Some of this [house] is typical, but it also has a very nice family room addition, which was a big selling feature that considerably added to the main floor space of the home.”
The buyers were also pleased to reconnect with nature in an urban setting. “They wanted to be in an area that was family-friendly and accessible to the subway and highways,” Mr. Khera said.
“They’re looking for some place where they could go for a walk, bike ride or run, so this neighbourhood has … lots of parkland and green space.”
Editor's Note: The headline in the print and original online version of this story incorrectly stated that there were 10 bids for the home. This version has been corrected.
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