18 AVA RD., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $2,285,000
SELLING PRICE $2,250,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $550,000 (1994)
TAXES $10,933 (2015)
DAYS ON THE MARKET One
LISTING AND CO-OP AGENT Elli Davis, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.
The Action: Winter promotions for this brick-and-stone Tudor with an unfinished basement quickly resulted in a handful of showings from eager buyers, including casual house hunters who decided this was the first, and only property, they would visit and ultimately, the one to place an offer on.
What They Got: At the intersection of two residential streets is a 50-by-90-foot lot for this detached, three-storey house with a mix of old and new characteristics, from a wood-burning fireplace in the living room to a remodelled kitchen with granite counters, stainless steel appliances and hardwood floors.
For privacy, there is a third-floor office, four bathrooms and five upper bedrooms, including three on the second floor with private or semi-ensuite bathrooms.
To entertain outdoors, there is a fenced backyard off the dining room and a deck above the double garage.
The Agent’s Take: “The appeal was the location and the schools,” agent Elli Davis says. “[Plus] it was a corner lot – a little smaller than the traditional 50-by-100 [foot] plus lot in the area – so the envelop of the house was somewhat smaller than other houses, but it was fine for the buyer.”
Though updates are needed, it is a solid base to work with. “It`s a traditional Tudor house in Forest Hill with a very charming interior with a fireplace, wood trims, leaded glass and all the nice older features that come with these kinds of homes,” Ms. Davis says. “It has a double garage, which is a very good feature and not too common.”
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