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Buyer trims price for Princess Anne Manor home


ASKING PRICE $1,449,000

SELLING PRICE $1,405,000

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PREVIOUS SELLING PRICE $1,165,000 (2009); $779,000 (1998); $370,000 (1996)

TAXES $9,887 (2012)


LISTING AGENTS Marlene and Sarah McLean, Royal LePage Real Estate Services Ltd.

The Action: In the family-oriented community of Princess Anne Manor, this detached, two-storey residence clocked in a dozen showings in addition to agents-only and public open houses.

What They Got: A 65-by-128-foot lot provides the foundations for this stone, stucco and plaster-clad home with arched windows, dormers and peaked rooflines that even soar above the double garage.

Inside, there is a fireside living room, dining area and an open kitchen and family space with a gas fireplace and walkouts to a patio and covered deck and hot tub.

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Private quarters are spread out, including two main floor bedrooms and a second floor master suite with cathedral ceilings, a walk-in closet and largest of five bathrooms, plus a potential lower level nanny suite with a bedroom, kitchen, office and fireside recreation room.

The Agent's Take: "Typically the homes in that neighourhood are either bungalows or split levels. This home was in the French Chateau style, so it was very appealing from the street," says agent Marlene McLean. "The intrigue continues as you come through the front door because … you do get this charm, warmth and untypical layout for the neighbourhood."

Avid entertainers and families were especially enchanted by the "heart of the home," states Ms. McLean. "It had a gorgeous kitchen with new high end appliances, a centre island, titanium leathered granite countertops, a built-in gas cooktop, wine storage, a breakfast bar, built-in speakers, recessed lighting and hardwood flooring. It was just a stunning space," she says.

"Another very desirable feature off the family room out back was the covered porch with a hot tub and lots of room for furniture."

Editor's Note: Done Deals contain information gathered from real estate agents, home buyers, home sellers and sale prices that are publicly available from government sources. While we try to publish Done Deals as soon as possible after the transaction has occurred, long closings can cause delays.

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