24 LYTTON BLVD., TORONTO
ASKING PRICE $2.5-million
SELLING PRICE $2,948,000
PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $930,000 (1990)
TAXES $10,596 (2015)
DAYS ON THE MARKET 13
LISTING AGENT Bill Thom, Re/Max Realtron Bill Thom Group Realty Inc.
The Action: House hunters in this residential pocket west of Highway 404 had a few properties to choose from this summer, but many were sold in bidding wars. That's what happened with this two-storey house with a triple garage. It locked in four offers following visits by about two dozen prospective buyers.
What They Got: This five-bedroom house on a 74-by-165-foot lot was customized prior to construction in the 1990s and given new windows, two furnaces and basement floors in the past year.
The layout is formal with a library, fireside living and family rooms, separate dining area and an eat-in kitchen with tumbled marble backsplashes and double doors to the deck.
Practical luxuries range from two stairwells and five bathrooms to nine-foot ceilings on the main and lower levels. The latter also features nanny quarters, a fireside recreation room and gym with a walkout.
The Agent’s Take: “It’s a gated community and there’s no semis or links, they’re all big. The smallest house is 3,000 square feet or larger,” agent Bill Thom says. “So on this street, [this house] is a typical size, but in the area, it’s a bit bigger.”
The seller also invested in timeless appointments well over two decades ago. “The owner is a commercial builder, so he had the Wycliffe builder put in high ceilings for him on the main floor,” Mr. Thom explains. “He also upgraded the foyer with marble and kitchen with granite and hardwood floors throughout.”
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